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Burns traffolyte pickguard

Postby harrybob » Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:49 am

Hello all,

Does anyone know any methods for flattening a warped traffolyte pickguard. The one on my burns legend is quite wavy, does anyone know what causes this ? I thought traffolyte was heat resistant.

Thanks

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Re: Burns traffolyte pickguard

Postby JimN » Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:33 am

I think that that substance is formed chemically, rather than by heat-moulding.

It's more like Bakelite or Paxolin than it is like nitrate celluloid or vinyl and is not thought of as thermoplastic.
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Re: Burns traffolyte pickguard

Postby Billyboygretsch » Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:46 pm

Heat will flatten it on a temporary basis but likely to return. I think it’s caused by the laminate shrinking at different rates
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Re: Burns traffolyte pickguard

Postby harrybob » Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:34 pm

Hmmm I think I’ll leave alone, hopefully as it’s 27 years old it won’t get any worse now - fingers crossed.

Thanks for your input guys
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Re: Burns traffolyte pickguard

Postby Billyboygretsch » Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:56 am

Perhaps Eddie Cross might be able to make another - good luck
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