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Most Mexican strats are made of poplar. It's a fairly good tonewood, but not very visually attractive. There really isn't much of a nice grain pattern and the wood tends to have a weird greenish tint to it--almost like pressure-treated lumber.

Either repaint or veneer it. The natural poplar will just look bad.

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it has a small chip in the paint

It's the chip that bothers you, or you really want a new look for the body?

Since's it's 'only' a Mexican strat, I'd say go for it... but you can also pick up a different body and play with that (like get one of those Chinese imports for $100, sell off the parts you don't need).

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