So I bought this Strat, I think is a partscaster but that does not bother me (at the price I paid). Judging by the S/N it's a 90's MIM Strat. When I put it back together I discovered that it plays very well, probably even better than my beloved first Squier. If I'm being honest to myself, this guitar has the best feel out of all my instruments. So I think she's a keeper and needs some love. The situation is that someone was really mean to her. It had a huge dent on the body, right below the bridge, probably a quarter inch deep and five inches long , you have to try hard to get this kind of damage. To make things worse someone tried to relic that guitar without any proper knowledge of how to do it. This resulted in ugly scratches all over the body. I sanded the scratches with 400 grit to make it look not as ugly. And I filled the dent with wood filler, so that rules out the possibility of stripping it and doing a natural look or staining. It has to be paint. I'm deciding if I should do a touch up to preserve the original look and make it sort of a light relic, anyway the scars are real even the ones caused by me in my salvation attempt . Or maybe just say screw it, strip it all off and do a complete paint job? I usually try to keep as much of the original character as possible. I like relic guitars but to an extent, I don't like to make more changes than needed. See my dilemma? The bridge is a different story. It has 2-1/16 (52.39mm) 6-screw plate, although the saddles are modern vintage 10.8mm. This causes saddles to be weirdly skewed, but I think it may have been done on purpose because I find the wider string spacing it causes to be more comfortable even though the bridge looks like crap. I have a couple of vintage 2-7/32 (56.36mm) plates that I could use to assemble a new bridge that woudl look normal but obviously the 6-screw holes will not align with the body. What is the generally acceptable way to deal with it? Fill the holes on the body and re-drill? Or file the bridge plate to align with existing holes? Thanks for you input, as always!