1 Twangmeisternyc 1 year ago I have had to replace Tuning Pegs on a couple guitars over the years, my current issue is Tuning Peg Bushings...I recently purchased, at a very nice discount, a Chinese-made Reissue. I really like the guitar. I sent the first one back as all 6 Tuning Peg Bushings were rising up out of their holes when pulling full Standard Tuning tension. I was a little curious, as the guitar was brand new, but not so much to dig in too much as I wanted the Vendor to see the problem. Easy return, lots of assurances...the next one will be perfect!Well, not really. So, an Executive Decision was made to move forward and correct whatever is so difficult to set a Tuning Peg Bushing.First replacement eBay parts delivered (from China) had no measurement that matched what was advertised. Hmmmm...I think now they were made to plug the ends of a Curtain Rod.Then I scoured all the usual players - StewMac, AllParts, WD, etc.I ordered a full assortment to find my best option. I know as a last resort I can use a nice new set of screw down diecast Pegs if all else fails...but, I was hoping for something simpler...Ha!Here is the issue as best I can describe... The holes were drilled a sloppy 9mm. The Bushings were 9mm, and the plan was for the two coats of paint, white undercoat then gloss black finish coat sprayed after the holes were drilled, to clog up the holes enough and be stout enough to accept the spline of the Bushing and hold tight.Saving a few steps, did I imply "shortcut?", using folks that obviously don't play guitar to build guitars, using others to Inspect that don't play guitar and that don't work for you but for your Mainland Supplier, has its challenges.I know lots of stuff is Made in China. 20 years ago I was "MacGyver" doing business over there...I was always uncomfortable about not having your own people running the Shop.Step One - Get the paint out!Step Two - Size the hole properly for the new Bushing without damaging the Finish coat.I like the process I have worked up...just will take a while.I am going at this very slow, removing material little by little by spinning a small diameter dowel wrapped with Sandpaper. I hope to make a lot of progress over the Holiday Weekend. This is a sit by the TV kinda thing...The neck/headstock wood is Canadian Maple, I think that will hold a Bushing!