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    Howdy from Melbourne

    Howdy all,

    First time builder from Melbourne, have just ordered my RCA-4. My only concern at the moment is how to treat the binding when sanding & coating (unsure of finish yet). Looking forward to exploring possible mods & upgrades for the Christmas holiday project.

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    Overlord of Music Fretworn's Avatar
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    Welcome Gribbit. Binding isn't too much of an issue. Polish it with 0000 steel wool after you have sanded the body and it will usually be relatively easy to clean it up afterwards.
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    Welcome Gribbit.
    Plenty of forum member RC4 builds to peruse for guidance or inspiration.
    Keen to see what you have got planned for yours.
    Cheers Waz
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    Welcome to the forum Gribbit!
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    Welcome Gribbit. JB
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    Welcome Gribbit
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    Thanks for the welcome, kit arrived yesterday, happy days.
    Look forward to start posting the build diary.

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    Hi Gribbit, welcome to the club.

    I'm about to "attack" my first project, TL-1TH, and have been checking the forums about how to begin. Interesting question re the binding, as I had the same concern. I actually have a bit of a scratch on the top edge of my binding and was wondering how to smooth it out.

    Thanks to Fretworn for the advice.

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