Best Method For Gluing Frets In Bound Fretboard?

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  1. flatrockmobile

    flatrockmobile New Member

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    I'm just planning out strategy on a refret over binding and wondering what everyone's preferred method of using glue is. I've done it before without using glue and had to go back and glue a few of the ends down with CA.
    This time I will be pressing in the frets instead of hammering like before.
    CA (or other) in the slot before pressing fret in or wick it in after?
    Would I need to glue the ends to the binding in some way?
     
  2. Terry Chapman

    Terry Chapman New Member

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    I press in as normal after cutting back the tangs and wick in CA. I then trim the fret ends and finish off as per normal.
     
  3. Midnight Shadow

    Midnight Shadow New Member

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    I put a couple drops of CA glue in the kerf then CA on the extending tangs . Then hammer in the fret and cut the ends and file the ends. Scrape off excess CA and call it done.
    I like the idea of wicking the CA so may try it that way next.
     
  4. Norton

    Norton New Member

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    I’ve only wicked the super thin ca (with a wicking tip) in after the frets were already in. Wax or oil on the fretboard first keeps the glue where you want it.

    Pretty slick.
     

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