83-84 MIJ Body Repaint

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by GroovePuppy, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. GroovePuppy

    GroovePuppy TDPRI Member

    Oct 4, 2010
    Windsor, CA
    I have a Squier MIJ that the previous owner stripped the original black from and finished natural. Someone also routed the bridge hole for a humbucker. It has the original bridge plate now but the hole sticks beyond the edges.


    My plan is to fill the hole and reroute. The natural finish is fine but I figure I can't fill it without it looking ugly, or can I? I was thinking of doing something close to Daphne Blue but probably with rattle can auto paint then lightly relicing it. I'm generally not a fan of relicing but the rest of the guitar is nicely relic'd using the traditional method (being old!) and a spanking new body paint job might look odd.

    Any thoughts?

    - Can I fill and stain to match the existing finish?
    - If I'm doing to do a light relic should I still level out the body dings before painting?
    - Any other options?
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