Fender neck finish repair

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by frits51, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. frits51

    frits51 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2011
    Heath, Texas
    I did a couple of drop fills on the back of the neck to correct blemishes that I felt every time I played. Worked great. Neck is smooth!

    But... I have a couple of sand-throughs. Got some bare wood that needs to be re-finished.

    1997 MIM Squier P bass. What is the clear finish? Polyester/polyurethane/lacquer?

    Should I just build up with thick super glue and sand it down?

    How would YOU do it?

  2. guts


    Aug 13, 2018
    How you fix it depends on what the finish is made of and how big the burned through areas are.

    I don't know what your neck finish is or even how to find out what it is, though I've tried a little bit. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was polyurethane. Squier uses polyurethane very frequently, and sometimes but rarely polyester. I can't find any references to any other finish materials, but who knows.

    It's difficult to repair large areas in either of these finishes. Small chips can be done with superglue, as you know. But a small chip is much easier to fix than a larger area of sanded through finish.

    It really sounds like you need to take it to someone who can do it properly. If you're ending up with burn through repairing a small chip, you're asking for trouble trying to repair the burn through yourself. You got sort of an escalating situation here.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
  3. OP..show us a pic of the area to be repaired.

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