Prs SE crack In finish repair

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Passthegas, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Passthegas

    Passthegas Member

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    hi guys, got a good deal on a prs SE guitar. There is a big crack about 1 inch in the poly finish with a spiderweb or shatter appearance. Can this be fixed? If so, how?

    Thanks
     
  2. Passthegas

    Passthegas Member

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    Here’s what it looks like...
     
  3. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Supporting Member

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    Personally, I’d just live with it... now it’s reliced..
    That poly on those is really thick...
     
  4. Passthegas

    Passthegas Member

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    I have the urge to drop super glue on it lol.
     
  5. larry1096

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    Well, water-thin CA could potentially wick in the cracks to a greater or lesser extent, minimizing their visibility.

    With the density of those cracks, I doubt you could get it to the 'nearly invisible' level, but you might be able to improve it. Stew-Mac/Dan Erlewine have some great videos on doing that.

    Larry
     
  6. Passthegas

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    Thank you Larry, I think I will try that. The question is whether I should sand down first or just go straight to dropping CA to fill the cracks.
     
  7. larry1096

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    I'd thoroughly clean and degrease, but not sand. You want as much wicking as possible, and sanding won't be conducive to that. The sanding will come later, though I would start with a razor blade to scrape the excess off.

    Larry
     

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