Skunk Stripe crack - Highway One - Satin Nitro Finish!

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  1. lovejoywarner

    lovejoywarner NEW MEMBER!

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    Hi everyone, I need some advice!
    My 2003 Highway One has a crack about 2 inches long on the skunk stripe edge. (See Pics)


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    Hard to see in pics, but it is just too noticeable to leave alone. What I love about this guitar is the Satin Nitro Finish. So I cannot live with this crack.

    I have read loads of posts about using superglue, also some advice on nitro lacquer. I decided to drop fill the crack with Satin Nitro. Once dry, I sanded it back to flat, and it felt great, only it was WAY too matt. I had real trouble sanding it up to 2000 grit - I just couldnt get a shine back.

    I did read that a top coat of Satin Nitro will dry nicely and wont need sanding. But I did this, again, it was WAY too matt compared to the rest of the neck. I used a paint restorer to buff it, but it has pretty much rubbed back down to its original condition.

    I really dont want to ruin this neck! But i cannot live with the crack.

    Has anyone had a similar issue on a SATIN Nitro neck? DO I need compounds?
    How do I fix it without re spraying the whole thing?! Thanks guys.
     
  2. LowCaster

    LowCaster Tele-Holic

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    Are the pics before or after your fix?
     
  3. harold h

    harold h Friend of Leo's

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    I always wick in water-thin superglue then a quick wipe with a paper towel.

    Then sand or scrape the glued area flush.
     
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