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First neck finish w/ reranch nitro ... small run on back of headstock?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tedsalt, Jan 5, 2012.


  1. tedsalt

    tedsalt Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
    OK, I've done some research, have a new Warmoth maple neck, and applied 3 coats of reranch satin nitro on this beautiful afternoon. On my second coat, I think I had a little run on the back of the headstock.

    I expect I should wait a little while and then sand it? How long should I wait? What grit sandpaper should I use for this? Use a block with the sandpaper?

    When all is good, I'd like to apply a light coat of neck amber, then hit it with more satin nitro.

    Any suggestions are most welcome!
     
  2. Vintage Guy

    Vintage Guy Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2008
    Newark,De.
    If you can force dry it with a hairdryer,you can sand it with 600 grit wet & dry with in a couple hours. Just don't put too much pressure on the run when you sand. Lacquer sands very easily compared to urethane.
     
  3. __HM__

    __HM__

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Lacquer is very soft, and takes a long, long time to cure/dry compared to poly.. Id just let it dry, sand level when you sand the rest of the neck, buff it and be done.
     
  4. tedsalt

    tedsalt Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
    Thanks Vintage Guy and HM, appreciate it!
     
  5. kvnjcbsn93

    kvnjcbsn93

    May 21, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    Im pretty sure that nitro coats "melt" into each other.
     
  6. tedsalt

    tedsalt Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
    IMG_00051.

    IMG_00053.
    ... small run on back of headstock ...
    IMG_00048.
    ... and at the heel ...
    IMG_00049.

    Although they're hardly noticeable, I'm sanding and re-spraying ...
     
  7. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    Let those dry just a bit a ... sand em lightly, and new coats and they'll be more than fine.
     

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