TL/DR - Is it possible to repair this crack/burn to poly finish? (It's by Fender and from 2016.) Full Version: - A guitarist neighbor of mine offered to help me out for free with some soldering for a pickup swap and rewiring. We've been friends for about 10 years. He's been playing guitar for ~40 years and has done a lot of his own soldering; so, I took him up on his offer. - He was extremely careless. He rested part of the soldering iron on the body for leverage while working on the control plate, and he ended up cracking/burning part of the poly finish. (See photos) - He tried to brush it off as being "inevitable" and that the mark is the "love-kiss" on the instrument. (That remark infuriates me the most because it's so sheepishly self-serving). He did not apologize, offer to try to fix it, or offer to pay for repair. He later sent a text that simply said, "You doing okay?", but he still hasn't said anything close to an apology or taking accountability for his mistake. - I'm incredibly angry. I can forgive mistakes, but I can't forgive his cavalier attitude. My luthier doesn't want to try to repair the damage because trying to repair poly often ends up looking worse : ( - I am teaching myself how to solder and will not trust this neighbor again. Do any of you have any advice about repairing a metallic poly finish?