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    Default Painted Frets

    I didn't want to seem too much like a post whore, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stosh View Post
    I was thinking of doing this. I have read of people painting the frets and also of using a silver Sharpie pen. Someone on a board said that they actually used the Sharpie on the fretboard just before the fret so that it would last longer.

    I have never seen any pictures of this though. I would like to. Maybe you should start another thread just for this topic.
    So I'm starting another thread.

    Has anyone painted the actual frets on their Flea / Fluke? What did you use? Did it work out? Should this thread be moved to the tech support forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beeejums View Post
    .... Should this thread be moved to the tech support forum?
    Maybe the luthierz forum.

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    I haven't painted my Flea's plastic fretboard frets. I did attach plastic side markers to the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th and 12th frets, and fretboard markers to the 3rd and 10th fret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance-Man View Post
    I haven't painted my Flea's plastic fretboard frets. I did attach plastic side markers to the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th and 12th frets, and fretboard markers to the 3rd and 10th fret.
    Got any pictures to share? I'd like to see that!

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    I also started a thread at the Fleamarket Music forum about this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukulele JJ View Post
    Got any pictures to share? I'd like to see that!

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    Okay, here it it...
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    On my eleuke, the markers didn't show up well on the light-colored fret board so I put stickers on them. It works great (and looks really cool)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance-Man View Post
    Okay, here it it...
    Very nice! What did you use for the markers? I'd like to copy it! thanks!
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    Hmm...if it wasn't for the fact that the sharpie would sink into the wood if you accidentally hit the fretboard, it would be cool to have colored frets on a regular uke. By frets, I mean the actual metal pieces. That would be rad!

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    Not the frets, but I added little side marker dots with a silver sharpie. They last a few weeks, then are worn off, so I suspect the frets would quickly return to their natural black.
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