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how do you polish the solid maple necks

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Billy K, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Billy K

    Billy K

    Nov 5, 2009
    North Bay Marin
    I got a Squier with solid maple neck and would like it to be like glass.yeah right.but as smooth as I can get, what is everybody's technique?
     
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    If you're talking about the back of the neck, I'd recommend the ol' standbys: #0000 steel wool or ScotchBrite pads. Be sure to mask off the pickups and electronics when using steel wool. Either way, the results are fairly consistent in terms of satinizing the neck and reducing "grab". I'll advance to #000 steel wool if the necks sports those annoying clearcoat (nitro, poly, etc) nicks and assorted blemishes.

    Riis
     
  3. Billy K

    Billy K

    Nov 5, 2009
    North Bay Marin
    thanks ris I used steel wool and now brown paper bag
     
  4. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Excellent! How did the project turn out? Tell us more about using the brown paper bag....did it really make a difference?

    Riis
     
  5. Billy K

    Billy K

    Nov 5, 2009
    North Bay Marin
    don't see it but it may be like 2000
     



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