Vibrato (Balanced/Floating) Bridge with Short Edge (Fly)

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Vibrato (Balanced/Floating) Bridge with Short Edge (Fly)

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See also: the Anatomy of a Fly
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Two of my deluxes show some discoloration on the bridge (very typical with the Flys). Is there any specific paint or primer that would be ideal to restore a bridge to its original matte black? Has anyone figured out how these bridges were painted and what sort of paint was used. I wouldn't like to throw in anything that will make it look weird or...'painted'. The discoloration is not a huge nuisance but if it's an easy fix, why not...
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Hi @Alejandro, please see this thread.
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By the way, I don't know if you're aware of the sourcing for the concentric knobs. I checked the Anatomy of the Fly page and it says "source forthcoming". Here is what I found:
https://daviesmolding.com/catalog/serie ... iesID=1107
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Thanks; if I recall, we found this a while ago, but there’s a minimum quantity required for purchase. Davies is the same company that sells the knobs we sourced on Mouser and DigiKey, which do fit, so these would probably also fit.
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I contacted the company by email to see if they can make the original all black rubber knobs, which I figure is the same they have today without the added white or blue paint.
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Nice! Let us know! When we contacted them, they said that all-black would require a custom order with a minimum qty.
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