Schizo Headstock

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Jontom, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    I just recently purchased a Warmoth J-bass maple neck w/rosewood fingerboard. The neck is basically unfinished. What I would like to do is put some kind of underlying finish on the face, and then paint the face black to match the body I'm using it with. The reason for the underlying finish is make it easier(in the future) to take the black paint off when/if I want to use the same neck on a body that is stained or a different color. I would be using a heat gun to strip it. My question is -What would I use for that underlying first coat finish?
  2. Just sand the finish off. That's what everyone else would do. You won't find much use for a heat gun since the finishes normally used on guitars are very thin and won't react to the heat like thick built-up layers of old paint.