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    Default Striiping a neck...need a little advice

    hey guys.
    i have a maple neck with maple finger board that i currently have fitted to my B/W Frankie...the neck has the perfect profile for my hands, BUT it has a thick coat of laquer on both the neck and fingerboard, that i would like very much to remove, then use an oil finish instead.
    is it as simple as using wet/dry paper and steel wool to remove the laquer (obviously being careful not to alter the profile too much) of is there some other way of doing it?

    as ever guys many thanks in advance.

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    I'd try with steel wool just in case, to affect the profile as little as I could. Maybe some sand paper, a light one... but, in the end, definitely steel wool.

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    take a look at this......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapster1984 View Post
    take a look at this......

    actually that was real helpfull, i think the tough part is going to be doing the finger board...lol
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    "I'm a 45-year-old man, and I still like to wear a thong or a speedo when I go swimming.
    Not because I have a great body, it's just an easy way to make sure I have the hotel swimming pool all to myself."...Bullwinkle for quite obvious reasons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    actually that was real helpfull, i think the tough part is going to be doing the finger board...lol
    A lot of times when I strip necks, I go up to the edges and actually leave the finish on the fingerboard. You never feel that part anyway, and having some finish there cuts down a lot on maintenance.

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    Thanks guys...well i did it, i began with an electric hand sander to get through the top few coats, then went the 'by hand' method (80grit working down to 1000grit), it took a few hours but the results are well worth it, it feels soooo much better than it did before, like getting out of a ford and into a lamborgini!
    i know its the same neck and same profile, but it feels faster and smoother.
    i haven't touched the fretboard but i may take some steel wool to it and 'satin' it up a little...but thats for another day...today im just enjoying it.

    Thanks again guys.

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    And with that I'm off to the kitchen to make myself a lesbian omelette...LLFHS in response to one of Graeme's post's


    "The anal beads may have scarred SNIC for life. That guy is tough as fucking nails!! No normal guy could take anal beads to the head and survive! "...OLO on SNIC's near death experience at TLW

    "I'm a 45-year-old man, and I still like to wear a thong or a speedo when I go swimming.
    Not because I have a great body, it's just an easy way to make sure I have the hotel swimming pool all to myself."...Bullwinkle for quite obvious reasons!

    "Dude, the cashier gave me the creepiest sneer when he rang up my unmentionables!"...Sassy Lassy during a Facebook conversation!

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    i just got an email from a friend who plays nothing but washburn n4's and he's suggested the following for unfinished necks, he got the info directly from washburn, so i thought i'd share it here for those who might be interested...

    info from terry atkins who is production manager for washburn / parker etc etc

    "We now use a concoction we make here. I buy Lemon essence, which is pure pressed lemon oil. Google “Essential oils” and find some. You can get a pint for about $16. You won’t need that much. We then heat the lemon oil on a hot plate and melt in Bee’s wax. We use a 2” square cube of bee’s wax for every pint of oil. The wax will take a while to melt, but will melt completely into the oil. Let it cool over a few of hours and it will start to thicken. Once it thickens up use it to finish the neck. The oil will get into the wood and condition it, but in doing so it carries the wax down into the wood fibers. The wax prevents the wood from drying out, and skins over on the top surface to prevent debris from working into the wood. Polish it up with a cotton cloth when you have enough worked in and it should be very smooth and very fast feeling"
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    And with that I'm off to the kitchen to make myself a lesbian omelette...LLFHS in response to one of Graeme's post's


    "The anal beads may have scarred SNIC for life. That guy is tough as fucking nails!! No normal guy could take anal beads to the head and survive! "...OLO on SNIC's near death experience at TLW

    "I'm a 45-year-old man, and I still like to wear a thong or a speedo when I go swimming.
    Not because I have a great body, it's just an easy way to make sure I have the hotel swimming pool all to myself."...Bullwinkle for quite obvious reasons!

    "Dude, the cashier gave me the creepiest sneer when he rang up my unmentionables!"...Sassy Lassy during a Facebook conversation!

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    Hey, I use bee wax on my unfinished necks! Smoothest necks, no doubt about it!

 

 

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