Fender 8502 neck pocket

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  1. hickacaster

    hickacaster TDPRI Member

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    Hello, new here. What’s the best fix for the finish lifting like this? I will be hanging on to this guit as there is not many made, but this is just bothersome.
     

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  2. Luthi3rz

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    Need more picture..I can't really see what's going on completely.
     
  3. hickacaster

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  5. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Hickacaster, maybe you can find some super thin Cyanoacrylate glue, the dispenser comes with a tiny tiny straw, and rely on the light viscosity and capillary action to get the glue down into the void between the ash and the finish. Then quickly press the finish flake back against the wood and hold it and hopefully that will arrest it and wait an hour and then just play it like that.
     
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  6. Old Tele Hack

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    That looks like normal finish cracking. Pop the neck off, and see if the cracks are coming from inside the neck pocket. I doubt that they are, and if not, don't worry about it, it's a common occurrence.
     
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    Right, but if the owner of the 8502 just ignores this huge flake, it will probably expand and at some point the whole thing is gonna slough off when you least expect it. This is kinda like a cracked fingernail. Give attention to it now, before it worsens.
     
  8. VintageSG

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    Take the neck off and follow Boris' advice. Flaky poly won't fix itself and once it starts, it spreads like a bad rash.
     
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    Boris is right. You have to deal with it. Being in the cutaway like that is just a matter of time before you snag that with a fingernail or a ring and yank it off.
     
  10. schmee

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    I woulds probably devise a way to clamp it, then float some iso glue in there, clamp it down. Use wax paper between the guitar and any clamp block you use.
    I have no idea what "8502" means. Is it old? Maybe Fender will warranty that?
     
  11. boris bubbanov

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    It is from about 2006.

    FMIC had two visions for what the American Standard would be like and the 8402 was the dominant path, the one that leads to the American Professional of today.

    But back then they had a second choice for the customer, with a steel bridge plate and (plated) brass saddles, a different neck carve. Fender killed it off about the time Mr. Schultz passed. A shame. It was the closest thing to a proper bridge of the gap between the Broadcaster and the modern (non-pickers) electric guitar.
     
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  12. hickacaster

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    I was wondering about super glue as it sets fast I’ll just have to be super careful not smudge any
     
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