Leigh Posted March 8, 2009 Report Share Posted March 8, 2009 Hi, First post on this forum but not after reading my way through posts and tutorials to help prepare for my first build. But in the mean time, I am putting together a strat from various parts I've managed to put together. The question I have though is what to do about cracks in the finish. They run in straight lines along the grain and go all the way through the lacquer and paint. It is also very brittle, to the extent that you could raise it and break pieces off with your finger nail. The cracks and the small bits that have broken off shows bare wood underneath with no undercoat. The finish is a tobacco burst but I'm not sure what it actually is, it looks like plastic. I have looked around on the internet and some relicing sites show deliberate weather checking as more chaotic and spider web like. Not in straight lines like on this body. Can anyone suggest what this is and ideas on sticking with an older relic look strat as it appears to have got there through age (?) or to completely strip and make new? Any advice or suggestions would be great as I'm completely undecided Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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