My Eerie Dess Soloist (one of my favorite guitars!) has some finish issues that I've been thinking of taking care of,
As some of you know, the finish Jackson used on some models in the 80s/90s (specifically the marbleized finish models) chips VERY easily. Now I don't have a problem with chips, and in fact I really dig the look of this particular guitar. Beat up in a cool way IMO. The problem is is once there is one chip in the finish it can easily spread and chip like an egg shell. (I've seen this issue on other marbleized models too, so I know its not just mine.) If it peels up and you get anything caught under it (which is easier than it sounds!) its not hard to tear off a large flake. I don't want the condition of the paint worsening, so I'm looking for a way to solve this problem. For the time being I'm not interested in something like reclearing the entire guitar. I was wondering if there is a way I could "seal" up the edges of the chipping parts? Something like "Liquid Bandage" for guitars. I've looked at Stew Mac, but there's so many options that I'm not sure what to get. Spray bottle, brush, "pen" applicator? I want to put an absolute minimum of "stuff" on the guitar, there are just three to four spots that need protections anyways.
Would this be something better left to a professional? I'm fine with modifying my guitars, but anything super invasive (fretwork/routing/painting) I'd rather leave to professionals. But it seems like brushing some sealing compound around the spots that are chipping could help quite a bit, and I'm perfectly capable of doing that myself.
Perhaps you could find a brushable polyurethane? You can find it in an aerosol spray can. Maybe spray a quanity of it on a paper towel or something, and put some of it on a brush that way?