My Schecter No. 2 is due for hardware and electronics upgrades like its twin received. Yesterday I stripped the guitar of it's hardware and electronics, and removed the vintage style tuners and their bushings. This is where I ran into trouble. I did this same job on Schecter No. 1 with no problems by tapping out the bushings with a dowel and a hammer, and using a razor to score around the bushing to cut any attached paint. Well...this time it didn't go as well, and a few of the bushings decided to take some large chips of paint and wood with them. I promptly glued the chips back in place with wood glue, so now I have the issue of blending them back in and making them look less noticeable.
I am sure that I made some sort of error in my method of removing the bushings, and this time it bit me in the ass, and while I do not baby my guitars much I would like to be able to hide the damage here. This thing was a case queen when I bought it, and this is her first battle scar...and it's a brutal one!
I still have to drill out the tuner holes to accept Sperzels, and drill the pin holes. I have the nice jig from StewMac for that.
A picture of the damage is attached. My thoughts on how to repair it involve using fine wet sand paper, a bit of paint, and a bit of clear and buffing compound to fix it. I think I am on the right track here, but it would really make me feel a lot more confident if I had some advice from the pros here.
I like digging into projects because mistakes = learning, so...now I have to learn about fixing finish issues!
Wish you posted when this happened, superglue is a better choice for this type of repair than wood glue.