Howdy, For the past 2 weeks or so I've lent my Fender Precision to my friend Dan for recording and now my neck is all messed up! Its a maple neck with a thick heavy gloss finish (57 RI) and now there are all these dings and dents in the neck. Dozens of little pin head sized dings everywhere, as well as a few deeper ones. Now whenever I play I feel them and its quite uncomfortable. So I think I should just remove all the finish on the back of the neck, sand out the major dents, and then refinish it. Problem is, I'm half retarded. What I need to do first is take the finish off the back of the neck, how do I do that aside from sanding? I'm worried I'll start taking wood off of it as well and end up with a neck as thick as a toothpick. Now I have to sand off all those dents, is there a way I can sand it evenly at once (like a block of wood with the neck profile cut out) or would I have to do it by hand? Can anyone recommend me some tips where I won't shave off too much wood in one area? Lastly I'll have to refinish it. I've looked at the reranch site and have opted to get a clear satin nitro finish. Do I just spray it on and let it dry or is there anything special I need to know? Sorry for the lack of pictures, I only have a camera phone and the neck only comes out as an orange blur.