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Sanding back the finish on the neck


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Start by sanding it just a bit with 800 or 1000 grit, down to a satin finish.

Much smoother under your hand.

If you sand it all it will slowly stain to green and you won't be able to remove the gunk.

It will also be very sensitive to dents.

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Make sure you finish it after sanding it.


http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/sport/index.html


Use Tru Oil & Gun Stock Wax

 

Hmmm ... not sure how easy it will be to get gun stock wax in the UK ...

 

Seeing as I am in L'pool I should probably go down Croccy / Norris Green way :freak:

 

[brief google uk search later]

 

Ah, it seems it is easily available in the UK! I suppose the aristocrats need something to rub on their shotguns.

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I used acetone on the back of the cheap bass neck I had. The acetone actually took off part of the finish on the neck--helping me out considerably when I started sanding. I put a drop of acetone on the back to see if it would react and it did. So, depending on the type of finish on the neck, you might try this to help out initially. I tried stripper, etc. and nothing worked---but the acetone did. I eventually tung oiled mine.

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Would it be poss to finish it off after a light sanding with some boiled linseed oil?! Cuz I already have some of that.

 

 

RR is right you will need to completley remove the varnish finish befoe applying a different type of finish.

boiled linseed oil in its self is a finish.

 

boiled linseed oil is indeed a good finish to use on guitar necks.

much better than varnish IMO.

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