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Cleaning Maple Neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chengann, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. chengann


    Apr 22, 2003
    (cross posting from an old thread)

    hope you guys wouldn't mind a new reply to an old problem.

    i bought a used lakland 55-94 off ebay.
    nice condition but the maple neck had some
    dirt on it (just like *ALL* the other unfinished
    maple necks).

    some folks like battle scars but hey, i am not one of them.

    a search in the forum yielded advice to clean the neck by using scotch brite as a light abrasive. i tried that the first time. removed 90% of the stain. not very comfortable as i may have to do this a few times a year.

    SO i experimented with other cleaning methods and eureka! i stumbled upon a special kitchen sponge which works perfect.

    it's a "japanese magic sponge". i can't read japanese but my understanding is, this sponge is made of some micro textured material which is able to reach the fine grooves in any surfaces (where the stain remains). all i need is to add a little water to loosen the dirt and let the sponge do the work. some mild wrist and elbow work. it removed about 80 to 90% of the stain. i concluded the little experiment by giving a nice neck rub to my lakie with a coat colorless finisher wax.

    nice, clean and smooth neck.

    i am happy.
    my lakie is happy.

    larrygs likes this.

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