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Smoothing out a laquered neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bardolph, Apr 26, 2005.


  1. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I prefer the feel of a smooth satin finish on a neck, rather than the "sticky" feeling of laquer. Would wet sanding be a good way to smooth out the finish?
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I think a lot of people use fine steel wool to satin up the finish. Sandin g tends to take too much off, whereas steel wool will de-gloss more.
     
  3. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    or the gray and white "scotch scuff pads" auto body supply store......t
     
  4. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Sounds good. Thanks.
     
  5. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Just do it slowly and lightly. Just to make sure don't overdo it.