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HOW TO REPAIR

Postby juancho » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:51 pm

First of all wish everyone a merry christmas and happy new year to all congagroup and their families..........got a small crack on the bottom shell on the macho and would like to know the best way to repair it. The crack is about 1/2 inch and can barely see the crack. These are JCR and they still sound nice and crisp.
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby msb501clave » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:54 pm

TAKE IT TO CALI @ JCR dont mess with it....
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby juancho » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:14 pm

I that case I will have to wait for a yankee game next season or maybe Isaac can hook me up.
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby OLSONGO » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:31 pm

Take some pictures and lets see where that crack is, it may no be that difficult and with some guidance from the forum you may do it yourself.
And save you the trip.

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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby juancho » Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:45 pm

Merry Christmas everyone and many blessings and a prosperous New Year !!!
Attached are the pictures. Notice the crack that runs from the bottom of the edge up to the connecting lug.
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby OLSONGO » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:46 pm

Juancho, get yourself a large hose clamp,They come rather large; and they should have that circumference. Some elmers wood glue.
Take off hardware, apply glue..make sure it fills the crack totally. Put on the hose and tighten as much as possible ..and wait a day.
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby juancho » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:18 pm

Viejo Olsongo,
Bro......I was reading your old post on mule skins from Colombia..........long shot.......can you still get them?
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby OLSONGO » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:08 am

Yes.... I should be getting some at the end of February.

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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby juancho » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:05 am

Please let me know as soon as they're in and also can you get me the prize for the set?
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby juancho » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:39 pm

Olsongo,
What kind of price are we looking at the set?
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby juancho » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:21 pm

Anybody has the tel# for CALI? I keep calling his number but I get a fax tone.
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby docarroyo » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:17 am

718-293-6589, but I think hes still in Puerto Rico untill next week. Good luck are you the guy looking to repair the crack in the bongo shell? let me know I will help you.
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby juancho » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:14 pm

Yeah......same one. Now I have another set of jcr and this one as on the knot of the wood that I was wondering if that's repairable. Would the wood be too old that it starts to crack? They still do sound crisp.
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby docarroyo » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:51 pm

Juan email docarroyo@comcast.net, I will walk you thru the repair I usually work on guitars but know wood well and repair my own congas and have been doing so for a long time. I just don't want to get into a debate with all the experts I see giving thier advise. I will give you my number and best of all advise and guidence is free as it should be.
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Re: HOW TO REPAIR

Postby juancho » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:56 pm

Will do bro...........tks again
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