Only a little project but my progress and results might be useful to others.
As detailed in this thread
a 2005 MIM Strat I bought from GAK took a tumble on route (and/or subjected to cold en route) resulting in two finish crack from the neck pocket and the finish lifting on either side of the crack like so:
I've had the neck off and it is just the finish that's cracked, these poly finishes when knock seem to peel off easily like one of those fancy plastic coated champagne bottle shrink wraps.
The plan is as follows:
- wick some black super glue under the lifted finish
- drop fill with black superglue
- level with 400 grit
- polish out with increasing grades of micro mesh
- possibly a little buffing compound if needed
Phase 1 was to widen the cracks so I'd have something to back fill with the black superglue from Tone Tech
, I scraped the edges of the cracks with a scalpel until I could get my thumbnail in the crack.
Next job is to wick some of the superglue under the loose bits of finish and stabilise them, our cat's diabetic and I had hoped one of his needles could be repurposed as a glue syringe but unfortunately they're too fine a gauge to pick up the glue so I'm waiting on some 1ml pipettes to be delivered before I can continue.