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Purflex Purflings & Backstrips

PURFLEXDwendeCeltic500
 

 
IMPORTANT: Never rout for your backstrip or purflings 
before you receive them as dimensions can vary +/- 10%.

These patented innovative and beautiful Purflex products – created by Bruce Petros of Petros Guitars – are flexible, real wood purflings with matching backstrips. The purflings can be installed on any curve, in any direction, easily and elegantly. If you’re concerned about using shell due to Fish and Wildlife restrictions on international shipping, Purflex is your answer. Patent #8,138,404

Note: These strips are shorter than standard purflings, so measure carefully when ordering.

Recipe for black epoxy mixture for Purflex strips:

  • Use 2 parts Zpoxy to 1 part powdered tempera (or 1 part resin, 1 part hardener and 1 part tempera). 
  • Mix well and apply as described in the installation instructions below.
  • Do not use lampblack powder/solution to color the epoxy!


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Dwende purfling Celtic backstrip

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
PFLD1 Purflex purfling, Dwende 1, 16" strip
Yes $30.00
PFLD2 Purflex purfling, Dwende 2, 16" strip
Yes $30.00
PFLC2 Purflex purfling, Celtic 2, 15.75" strip
Yes $30.00
PFLC3 Purflex purfling, Celtic 3, 15.75" strip
Yes $30.00
BID Purflex backstrip, Dwende 1, 20" strip
Yes $30.00
BIC Purflex backstrip, Celtic 1, 20" strip
Yes $30.00
FTEMBLK Tempera paint, black, 2 oz. (by volume) Yes $5.20

 


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