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Finish/Paint for a Non-Sticky Neck?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ffutterman, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    I'm working on a new project and am going to repaint the back of a neck black. What sort of paints or finishes should I use to avoid the stickiness that can come with some finishes?
  2. Hi,
    I am no expert, and have never messed with the back of a bass neck, but I have finished and refinished furniture. If I were to do it I think I may look into staining it black and then using a few layers of Polycrylic as a top coat.

    I finished the top of a large office desk with Polycrylic almost two years ago and it is holding up great to a lot of abuse and is smooth as glass. I assume it would work well for the back of a bass neck.

    Good luck!
  3. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Don't use anything in a rattle can unless it a nitro lacquer, or one of those expensive two part urethane spray cans. Most spray can finishes will be soft and sticky and basically never get hard. The easiest finish would be to wipe on a couple coats of Formby's Tung Oil.

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