#1
I'll try and get straight to the point here.

I have a project guitar that I'm currently in the process of stripping the paint off. I did notice beforehand that there were a few cracks in the paint work, at least that was what I was hoping anyway.

So I stripped the paint off and boom...http://i57.tinypic.com/2ynknpk.jpg
Discovered little cracks/splits in the actual wood at the bottom of the guitar (near the input jack to be precise).

This is a learning project sorta thing for me, so I'm open to all suggestions if you have any on how to repair or cover something like this up.

My current plan I guess would be to use a wood filler putty and water it down a little, would you think that would work?

I've never done anything like this before so this is all new to me
#3
Quote by Explorerbuilder
Dont use wood putty. It shrinks and will crack just like that again.
Fill it with some epoxy, that should hold up forever.


Something like this? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gorilla-Glue-6044001-25ml-Epoxy/dp/B009NQQJFC/ref=sr_1_8?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1391149376&sr=1-8&keywords=resin+epoxy

Also my situation has gone from bad to worse as I carried on taking the paint off with a heat gun, the small section of wood that the neck would sit into, cracked .

http://tinypic.com/r/307q92d/8

I've stopped for now, would the epoxy stuff work on this too? Any idea if it will withstand heat a little as well? I guess I should glue the wooden bit back in firmly before carrying on, I have no idea what I'd do if that piece came off.

Also uncovered more cracks I'm getting really worried now http://tinypic.com/r/2prgqd0/8

Thanks for the help btw!
Last edited by Wingless18 at Jan 31, 2014,
#4
Quote by Wingless18


Also my situation has gone from bad to worse as I carried on taking the paint off with a heat gun, the small section of wood that the neck would sit into, cracked .

http://tinypic.com/r/307q92d/8



The neck pocket doesn't look cracked, the broken part is a piece of wood that divides the pocket from the pickups. Epoxy should fix that, too. And don't worry some electrics don't even have that part, like my old beat up Ibanez.