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Hi There,

I have a MKVI tenor with a dent in the bottom bow strip itself. The bow is not damaged. Just the strip, hence cosmetic only. Is there a way to repair the strip without removing it and damaging the lacquer etc. If there is a special tool for this,let me know. This must be a common problem out there.

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aripasax said:
Hi There,

I have a MKVI tenor with a dent in the bottom bow strip itself. The bow is not damaged. Just the strip, hence cosmetic only. Is there a way to repair the strip without removing it and damaging the lacquer etc. If there is a special tool for this,let me know. This must be a common problem out there.

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There's no way to repair that dent without at least destroying some lacquer or removing the bowguard. You can't push the dents out from the inside. Depending on the nature and placement of the dent you might be able to solder a wire onto the dent on the outside and pull it out somewhat. But this would require removal of the lacquer in that spot for soldering. And it probably would not remove the dent fully or smoothly.
Bowguards are relatively thick metal.
 

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In light of what Chu said, there is always a huge air pocket/cavity in the center area between the guard and the bottom bow. Only the outer edges are actually soldered to the bow. Yes, it is very common, but, it gives it "character". I'd leave it alone, as it clearly has done it's job as intended. ;)
 
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