Quoted from Skins:
As with a lot of older games, the plywood veneer in some places has planked, or split. I skimmed the head sides with bondo completely, sanded smooth and filled again with glazing filler and sanded to a baby butt smooth finish with 220. Even with all that, when the epoxy hi-build primer hit the grain of the wood, the solvents in the primer opened up the grain again, though nowhere near as severe as when I started. Here is the grain opened up after priming:
So one more round of glaze filling. You can see the red glaze filling in the wood grain depressions.
After, it will be sanded and one final shot of primer applied.
Takin' your time and doin' it right. This will be a thing of beauty when you're finished.
Great work thus far. Eagerly awaiting some paint on this bad boy.
P.S. Those side rails are SWEET!!! (I grew up with this game in my basement, so seeing this game get the royal treatment gives me the good feels!)