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J-45 Lacquer and pickguard adhesive

On one of my J-45s (it's a 1964) the pickguard has come completely off. Some of the lacquer (but not much) has come with it. So I need to patch the lacquer, and clean the back of the pickguard and then re-glue the pickguard. Cleaning the back of the pickguard will not be hard as I have discovered (don't ask) that the lacquer is soluble using methylated spirits). I think that makes the lacquer nitro-cellulose, can anyone confirm? Does anyone know what to patch the lacquer with - it will be invisible under the pickguard (or nearly so). If it is nitro-cellulose I think that can be got in spray cans so I could mask off the rest of the guitar and spray behind where the pickguard is going to go, but I don't want a chemical reaction with the old finish.

THen comes teh glue aspect. Is the new Titebond liquid hide glue the stuff for the job - I need again to be sure that it will not react with the finish?

I can make a slotted pad to go around the bracing inside and another for outside so that I can clamp the job while hte glue dries.

Suggestions O ye wise ones.