#1
Hey, I'm converting a starcaster with swimming pool route into something more like an s series ibanez...or not, idk. Either way, I need to be rid of the swimming pool route and leave just enough for a single coil. Is it ok to fill it with gorilla glue, aka polyurethane glue?
Answer quick please, I can't eat until I finish this!!!
#2
honestly, just get some scrap wood if you can. But i think it SHOULD be okay to use gorilla glue. but ive never used in for filling in a large space
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#3
No, gorrila glue is not a proper filler.

Go buy proper wood filler, or better yet: Fill it with a piece of wood and use wood filler to fill the remaining cracks. You'll be mighty hungry if the stores are closed, man.
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#4
NO! Never use gorilla glue on anything you want to look nice. I got it on my guitar when I was fixing my straplocks and it destroyed my finish because it wouldn't wash off my hands and I didn't realize that I was rubbing permanent fingerprints on my guitar. It won't even buff out.
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#5
NO GORILLA GLUE!!!! Fill it w/ wood and then connect it w/ wood glue or wood filler
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#7
also when you fill in the spots around the wood mix the filler with a bit of wood dust
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#8
ya, pretty much whats been said already is the correct method. fill with wood and some wood filler. itll be much better, if not a little easier too me thinks.
#9
WHY THE HELL would you fill the swimming pool with glue?

thats just stuipid.

and why cant you eat unless you finish this? thats just fvcked up.

just get some scrap wood in there. glue it in and re-rout.
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WHY THE HELL would you fill the swimming pool with glue?

thats just stuipid.

and why cant you eat unless you finish this? thats just fvcked up.


just get some scrap wood in there. glue it in and re-rout.

No need to be an asshole. He's recieved several comments saying everything relevant in your comment without the bullshit on top of it.
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#11
As everyone said above, and here's an example I used to fill a middle single coil pickup on a Yamaha. https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=20646236&postcount=24 A small block of wood cut and chiseled to fit in the slot, sanded down, wood filled, sanded and primed. I ended up sanding it down and filling it more after that pic as you can see the slight outline of the middle pickup still in that pic.
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If there were a single worse choice of anything to fill with than Gorilla glue, I can't really think of it. Butter, perhaps.
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The dumbest things people every do, tend to be when they are in a rush to get something done, and aren't doing the proper research or thinking things through clearly. If you had gone and filled it with Gorilla glue, that would have been a perfect example.
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If you want to fill an entire swimming pool route, the most practical filler is wood, fit and glued, and since you're not likely to get perfectly fit joints all around epoxy is probably the most appropriate choice of adhesive for you.
I'm guessing this guy is looking to fill the middle and leave HB openings at either end. So the ends of the block won't be all that critical. They'll have HBs and rings. Just the sides need to fit tightly.
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#14
Heres the pic of mine with the middle pickup filled in with a block of wood.

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#16
Well, the pickguard isnt going to cover the filled areas, so i'll probably do the epoxy thing. I plan on doing 3 coats of primer anyway before painting, so that should make any irregularities practically nonexistant. Thanks for the advice though.