Hi Flame You're almost correct. I did use the 'ol woodglue, and boot polish trick , a furniture liquid touch up pen & an Orange based furniture polish. The boot polish I used sparingly, on 3 spots on the top ,where there was OLD duct tape glue residue . Luckily 100% alcohol took it right off & just a little color. The acrylic paint , I have around here somewhere , but couldn't find it . The glue I used was made by " Liquid Nails " called Rhino Glue. It was really good, kinda messy, but it foams up and fills in some spots and then can be sanded. I can say for sure that the case is now structurally SOLID.( which is really the most important ) I used the orange oil polish, hoping that a heavy coating would soak into the tolex and stabilize it from drying out anymore than it has in the last 50-60 years. I'll go over the whole thing a with a few more coats of orange oil polish. Then as you've suggested with the boot polish . Thanks for the suggestion ! This Restoration and Preservation is puzzling. Just how far to go without making it look like it was over done ?