Converting an ATK305 to fretless. Maple board. Got an end nipper; frets come out easily enough and seem to leave minimal tang barb damage (sounds like an affliction caused by animals doin' the nasty, doesn't it?). Lacquer left between the fret slots; gonna use standard lacquer thinner and a brush/terrycloth/masking tape to remove it (thanks for all your helpful tips; yeah, I'm talkin' to YOU, bub). Now, one man's "minimal damage" might be another's "destroyed fingerboard", so are a few barb nicks really that big of a deal if I'm just going to coat the board with epoxy? Also, I'm not using heat at all to help the frets out, as the first two came out pretty easy; would a soldering iron (or even a regular iron) help? YES, I did a search. Couldn't wade through the answers I didn't want to find what I really needed. Sorry. Thanks for your patience with me, as well as your responses!