Help! I have a crack!

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  1. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Finished painting and sanding and was applying sealer and this appeared...

    It's a brand new Warmoth body. What should I do? I tried sanding and the crack remains.

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  2. Thin69

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    Is it returnable? I would think Warmoth should replace it.
     
  3. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Need to ask them...would hate to have wasted all this time though..
     
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    You could try and push your luck and explain the situation, how you've put your time and money into finishing it and see if they'll send you a finished body?
     
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  5. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Well they said the crack is very unusual unless a water based finish is used (it is). They don't warranty the bodies if they've been in subjected to possible water absorption. Said I could send it back but as I'm in Canada the shipping a duty fees mean a new body could be bought for almost the same cost and aggrivation. Oh well!
     
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    I'd probably try wicking some thin CA glue into the crack to stabilize it, then sand back a bit and apply another color coat. Do a search on crack repair to get more of a feel for it
     
  7. bparnell57

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    So it's a water based finish?
     
  8. DrASATele

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    That's what I was thinking, is it?

    If you can't break the joint with your hands I'd try the super glue idea
     
  9. chipbutty24

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    Just gonna leave it for now
    Might try some krazy glue
     
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    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Yes
     
  11. Tony Done

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    If you really don't plan on returning it, I would maybe open the crack a tiny bit, eg with a knife blade, before applying superglue. I would also mask up close to the crack to prevent the glue from spreading.
     
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  12. R. Stratenstein

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    I don't think much of Warmoutth's response. Water based finishes are a well established norm these days; at the very least they should have a big tag or sticker warning against water based finishes, still, I think it's cheap and short-sighted to screw you like this. Is Warmoth getting too successful?
     
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  13. flyingbanana

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    I would have never mentioned that it was a water based finish....how are they gonna know. Just do a return or exchange.
     
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    They should preseal the bodies......
     
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    If you do the super glue repair I would definitely get the thinnest viscosity super glue available. I know Stewart-MacDonald sells it. It would definitely get into the crack better than any of the normal retail outlet stuff.
     
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    I clicked this link for Tele butt-crack and I got none. Disappoint for both of us (good luck getting it addressed by Warmoth).
     
  17. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    I get you point but their offer was for me to send it back for inspection. They said they would sand the body down until they found the source. If found to be the finish I would be on the hook for shipping to them, duty, shipping back and duty again. Then I'd have to refinish it.

    I imagine they've been around enough to have seen all kinds of finishes and warranty claims.

    Not willing to incur more costs an labour when I'm pretty sure of the outcome.
     
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    Let the finish harden. Reprime with a sandable auto primer/filler . Repaint and enjoy.
     
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    Hard to tell without knowing the exact finish or type of wood, do you have a pic of unfinished body?
     
  20. flyingbanana

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    How are you sure of the outcome? Why not just sand the thing down yourself then and see if it's even the wood. Probably a finish crack. Water based finishes suck. But then again, I use strictly nitro finishes. They smell so much better and are very predictable. :D

    Make sure that you let them know that you are sanding it down yourself to check. If the crack is in the wood, let them suck it up and replace it. They will, you'll just have to push a littler harder. And remember, they will always say that they have to inspect the piece first...that's what they always say...in fact any manfacturer will say that. Standard operating procedure.

    Good luck mang.
     
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