|takeout ||03-20-2013 09:01 AM |
Maple fretless board - touch up with?
70's fretless neck, some spots worn down to bare wood. Presumably I can spot-fill, radius-block with fine grit paper, then buff out - right? Anyone happen to know what current poly products most closely resemble 70's Fender poly?
|SamanthaCay ||03-20-2013 09:20 AM |
Don't know about what might stick well although I can say from experience that Ca glue doesn't work so well, that is at sticking over the poly.
I have a '72 that needed a resurface so I figured I'd just clean it real well and apply Ca over it, nope it flaked off.
So then I plan b'd it and sanded all of it off, gave the bare wood a light stain to match the rest of the neck and then used Ca again.
I'm glad I did as it is now smooth as glass and with the exception of putting the thing under a black light it looks original.
|takeout ||03-20-2013 02:14 PM |
How did you clean/dust off the bare wood after sanding? Tack cloth, mineral spirits, etc.?
|Ian_Flash ||03-20-2013 02:21 PM |
Best practice would be to level what's there and epoxy the whole thing. The Poly finish should be free of silicones by now, and since epoxy is a chemical cure (not air-cure) it would adhere without trouble. 70's Fender poly would most probably NOT be a water-cured finish (like Fullerplast) so a Poly such as Minwax wipe-on should allow you to put several thin coats... much better than one thick one.
|takeout ||03-21-2013 09:17 AM |
So, to clarify - I can:
- Sand the fretboard (as opposed to stripping the whole neck)
- Refinish with either poly or epoxy, which will blend in with any existing finish
|takeout ||03-27-2013 01:38 PM |
Bump for a new week and new eyes.
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