Hi - Have a 1985 strat I bought in a junk shop in Japan for $20. Played really well when I bought it and even better with new pick ups etc. Had it 20 plus years and finally decided I can live with the finish no more. No idea what the person who owned it before did but it is a mess - looks like normal house paint, with bits in it and much of it has changed colour. The big question is - the crack. Is that just the finish? Am worried if I strip the paint what to do if it goes much deeper. Any assistance, tips, suggestions welcome.