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    Hey there,
    I picked up a used tele for a good deal but the finish has some dime sized chips in the poly all the way down to the wood. Anyone have an idea as to the best way to repair these chips without respraying the whole thing? There's no paint color to match as its natural, but I'd really like to get it cleaned up and the wood protected. Any input is greatly appreciated. I've looked at some tutorials on the crazy glue fills, but I'm not sure if this chip would be too large for that technique.
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    I would sand the edges around those chips and then try to drop-fill them from a can of brush-able poly. However, drop-filling on the edge will tend to run down the side. I learned most of my finishing skills from the guys at the Reranch board:

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    You might also try to fill them with epoxy, but:

    1. Most epoxy has enough yellow to stand out against that nice colorless clear.
    2. Epoxy is a ***** to sand back.
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    Do you think it would be too much for a CA drop fill and sand?

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    My biggest concern is being able to somewhat blend the polyester on there, being that it is so thick.

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    Sand down the edges to smooth them out and prevent further chipping. Then play the heck out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panther_spawn View Post
    Do you think it would be too much for a CA drop fill and sand?

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    By "CA", do you mean cyanoacrylate? I have used a blend of superglue and bone dust to fill and re-file nut slots but have not used superglue to fill a finish defect. Could work, especially using Zip Kicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    By "CA", do you mean cyanoacrylate? I have used a blend of superglue and bone dust to fill and re-file nut slots but have not used superglue to fill a finish defect. Could work, especially using Zap Kicker.
    Yes. I've seen a bunch of smaller chips filled and sanded with 2000 grit and micro mesh, but I haven't seen any examples of chips this big being filled.

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    Try using small amounts of CA gel, spraying with Zip Kicker and see how it builds and how clear it is.
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    I have repaired a few smaller chips with superglue, but nothing near that large. I would not expect it blend in perfectly with the surrounding finish, but it would protect the wood below if that's what you want.
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