Best Repair Technique for Cracked Poly?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by ToneRanger72, May 10, 2016.

  1. ToneRanger72

    ToneRanger72 Member

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    Gotta love that fragile, MIM poly. :confused:

    Bought a mid 90's MIM LPB body on flEabay and it apparently got damaged in transit, as the damage did not show in the listing pics and the seller had been very up front about a couple of other minor issues.

    Good news is he is very apologetic and if I decide to keep it is going to refund me 50% of the purchase price, so it's still a good deal (he also offered the option to let me return it, so I think he is being honest about the damage not being there before.)

    My question is - is there a good way to seal the crack before it completely comes off? As you can see it's a pretty big chunk. Right now I have some blue painter's tape to keep things from spreading and getting worse, and the color is close enough that it doesn't jump out, but it would be nice to permanently seal it in place somehow.
    Any ideas? I've heard Super Glue is an option, but are there other techniques?
     
  2. AdmiralB

    AdmiralB Silver Supporting Member

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    Water-thin super glue will stabilize it, but it won't hide. That one would be nearly impossible to 'fix' invisibly.
     
  3. ToneRanger72

    ToneRanger72 Member

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    Yeah, I don't need to hide the crack - just keep the existing material in place.
     
  4. Chris Pile

    Chris Pile Member

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    Yes, judicious application of water thin CA.
    But, really - I don't think it's going anywhere.
     

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