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  • #16
    ummmm.......ALWAYS tape up your pickups with masking or gaffers tape BEFORE you use the steel wool.

    just speaking from experience


    Wrapping the body in something helps, I find. However you do it though, keep the stray bits of steel away from the magnets or you'll be cleaning it up forever...
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    • #17
      the ****************?



      I used super glue, it's VERY hard once set up. Lasts a long, long time. Simple to apply, just fold over a paper towel until you have it down to about a 2-inch square or so. Run a bead of super glue down the back of the neck and spread it before it sets up, just wipe it into a good coat on the back of the neck. Let it set up until it's hardened, then just steel wool it smooth. If you have slight imperfections or spots where the finish isn't covered well, just do a second coat. My custom strat's neck has one coat and I built it in 1991, I haven't worn through it yet. It's turning a nice shade of yellow now with age, too. Just don't do this type of finish in a small closed in space, as you need good ventilation because of the glue's fumes.
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      • #18
        I used super glue, it's VERY hard once set up. Lasts a long, long time. Simple to apply, just fold over a paper towel until you have it down to about a 2-inch square or so. Run a bead of super glue down the back of the neck and spread it before it sets up, just wipe it into a good coat on the back of the neck. Let it set up until it's hardened, then just steel wool it smooth. If you have slight imperfections or spots where the finish isn't covered well, just do a second coat. My custom strat's neck has one coat and I built it in 1991, I haven't worn through it yet. It's turning a nice shade of yellow now with age, too. Just don't do this type of finish in a small closed in space, as you need good ventilation because of the glue's fumes.


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        • #19
          Sometimes you gotta huff a little glue, BFD


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          • #20
            some white pill = gateway to glue huffing....hugz


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            • #21
              I do this to all my glossy necks! I always run a neat tape line even with the nut on the back of the headstock to give a nice clean line a la Musicman
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              • #22
                I've always been curious about doing something like this to my Les Paul..... maybe I'll try it out on my SX bass first though, just to see how it goes. Thanks for posting that vid, Joel!
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                • #23


                  He's got alot of great videos about setting up different guitars and stuff.


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                  • #24
                    I've always been curious about doing something like this to my Les Paul..... maybe I'll try it out on my SX bass first though, just to see how it goes. Thanks for posting that vid, Joel!


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                    • #25
                      Am I the only one who LOVES super glossy necks?
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                      • #26
                        Consider green scotchbrite pads.

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                        • #27
                          Am I the only one who LOVES super glossy necks?


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                          • #28
                            I've always been curious about doing something like this to my Les Paul..... maybe I'll try it out on my SX bass first though, just to see how it goes. Thanks for posting that vid, Joel!


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                            • #29
                              I used a synthetic steel wool on my Sheraton.
                              Smooth as **************** now!
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                              • #30
                                When I read stuff like this, I really feel like I should care about more aspects of my guitar than I do.

                                I never really cared what the neck felt like, I never really cared how high the action was (as long as it wasn't ridiculous in either direction), I never cared too much what gauge of string I use (although I use .10's out of habit now). I just accept the quirks in my guitars, and sort of learn to deal with them. Maybe I should start caring about details more.
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