How To Repair A Damaged Guitar Body

Do you have an old guitar that requires knowing how to repair a damaged guitar body? Read on and learn some neat tricks for repairing body damage on a guitar. Body damage on a guitar ruins the acoustics. Body damage on a guitar body really make it useless in the playing arena. If you are looking to bust out that old guitar but need some handy advice on how to repair some old damage, MadeMan has the fixes for you. This article will give you the fixes for larger damage and the annoying little nicks and teach you the way to repair them.

How to repair a damaged guitar body:

  • Guitar
  • Clear nail polish
  • Wood glue
  • Wood putty
  • Sandpaper
  • Damp cloth

How to repair a damaged guitar body:

  1. Place the guitar on a flat surface. Examine the guitar, taking not of damage and the size. Take the clear nail polish and cover the minor nicks and dings. Allow the nail polish to dry for about one hour.
  2. Use the wood glue for the larger damage. Use the dispenser to fill the damage with glue and seal off any cracks. Allow the wood glue to set and dry overnight. After dried, examine the area and determine if a second run is needed.
  3. Larger damage will require wood putty. Liberally apply the wood putty into the damaged area. Over cover the area, you will clean this up later. Allow to try for forty-eight ours.
  4. Use the sandpaper to sand down the putty and even out the look. Next, take a damp cloth and lean around the area. Repeat as needed. Take a last look at the guitar and repeat any of the suggestions and make final fixes.



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