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Cosmetic repairs to a Fender Strat

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JonLewis    0

I have a Fender strat, which I got cheap, however there were some faults, which a guitar tech is taking care of.

But there are also two small "chunks" taken out of the body of the guitar. I say small, about the size of a five pence piece. Not deep, but has taken off the surface to reveal the wood underneath. The finish to the body is black, so you can imagine these defects do stand out a bit and look ugly.

The tech guy said it would have to be taken to a pro to get sorted and could be costly, so is there anything I could do, just lets say hide the dents rather then do a repair?. I was thinking of getting some enamel paint and brush over them to make it look black.

Any ideas anyone?

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karcey    42

Compared to some guitar techs I've met, "could be costly" could be cheap!

Painting the scars black will certainly make them less noticeable, but they won't be invisible.

Before you do too much, take it to your local car body repairer. They specialise in repairing damage and will give you a quote in a minute.

Then you can decide how much to do yourself.

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SprayTech    0

Just touch it up with some black paint & a tooth pick ( like testers model car paint comes in real small bottles ) , just try and fill the chip/dent , let dry as it will shrink into the chip , then add a bit more and let dry . It may take a few applications to fill . but it will be cheaper then painting !!! Trust me as I am an automotive paint technician ;):)

Plus if I was to refinish it , I would want it blown apart so I could do it right . Trying to just spray spot it in wont be any better as black does not blend very well as you will see a halo at the blend edge !

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JonLewis    0

Thanks guys for the feedback.

Spraytech I think I will have a go at your idea. It just so happens i do have some black touch up paint. I got some a while ago to do the stone chips on the car......:winkthumb:

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