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custom inlay

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by iamlowsound, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. ok i have a fretless that i did myself last year, i love it and it come out really good (i have had people say that it plays nicer than many $1000 fretlesses out there). but i want to do a custom inlay on the 12th fret, now i know how i am going to do this, but i am not sure on how i should go about taking the polyurithane off the fretboard. should i sand it off??? or should i use paint stripper??? also its a epiphone acu jr bass, anyone know what its made of?? i want to remove the paint and refinish it in natural. thanks for the help

  2. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    I work with caustic chemical strippers for a living, I know everythiing there is to know about strippers! :D ! (i know that sounds really funny!)
    but it softens wood fibers, and for a fingerboard thats the last thing in the world you want to do!
    definately sand it!
  3. ok thanks, i wasn't sure if it would hurt the board or not. :thumb:


    EDIT: could i use stripper on the body to take the paint off that?