Advice on sanding the neck

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by wishface, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. wishface


    Jan 27, 2012
    Hi, what strength of sandpaper is required?
    Can you get away with a scouring pad (as some have suggested elsewhere)?
    Is Linseed oil ok to seal the wood?

    What are the potential pitfalls?

  2. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Is it a finished or a bare neck
  3. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    If it’s just to remove some finish for a good feel use 0000 wire wool
  4. wishface


    Jan 27, 2012
    I believe my neck is finished, as new. I haven't started yet.

    Isn't wire wool co traindicated, due to buts and particles getting into the wood?
  5. Smith357


    Jul 7, 2018
    if you are worried about metal fragments from steel wool try a gray scotch brite pad, grey is finer than green. I use 800 grit wet dry paper to de-gloss my necks
  6. Cuzzie

    Cuzzie Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Possibly, but it’s so fine it will take just the sheen off and leave a less sticky Matt finish.
    If you want you can go all the way back to bare wood, but that’s your call
  7. wishface


    Jan 27, 2012
    Green is the only kind on sale here
  8. BassJuju


    Jul 9, 2016
    I found the grey and white Scotchbrite pads in the painting section at the local Lowe's store. They can also be ordered from StewMac. I use the grey quite often, but I've never used the white. When the sheen returns, and it will, I just use the pad again.
  9. Like all sanding it's best to start low and work your way to a higher grit.
    Now depending on what you're trying to achieve and the current condition it will depend where you're starting.
    If it's rough raw wood, start at 80 grit, don't skip in between grits.

    Linseed oil it a great sealing layer, and it's also the primary component of Danish oil.

    Take your time and good luck.
  10. Huw Phillips

    Huw Phillips Life is like TV if the channel sucks change it Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2019
    I just use a green pad and it works fine if you want to go further I would start at 400 wet and dry with a touch of dish soap and go to 600 however I have found the green pad works fine, I agree wire wool sucks, I had a piece of yacht rigging removed from my hand so ....
  11. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    I use 600 grit sandpaper to scuff the finish.
  12. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    What's the goal in mind?

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