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    hi guys i have just dropped my mobile phone on my soundboard and dented it, is there any thing you luthiers do to get dents out of soundboards?
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    I'm not sure there is much you can do. Does it affect thing sound? How big is the dent?
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    was it a ukulele build in progress or a finished uke?

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    Is the wood unfinished?? You can try steaming it out with a clothes iron. Drop filling with CA or clear epoxy can hide it pretty well too. It will look like part of the grain once finished.
    If its on a finished uke.....I'm not sure what you could do.

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    I've steamed them out of finished instruments but you have to creep up on it slowly. I placed several damp paper towels over the dent and used an iron. Personally, I think dents and scratched give instruments character.

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    thanx guys it is on my lava fluke, the dent not that big, just wondered if it could be repaired, no problem i'll just have to call it a war wound, thanx for takin the time to reply guys
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    The best resourse for these type of repairs is http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/pagelist.html

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