What kind of epoxy for defretting?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by hujo, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Hi. I've decided to defret my old Danelectro, but i'm kind of confused.. I want to cover the board with epoxy, but I don't know which kind to use. When people discuss this here, they just say epoxy. Can I use any off-the-shelf two-part epoxy, or does it have to be a special kind? And how much epoxy does it usually take to cover a fingerboard? Also, while at the hardware-store, I found this "polyurethane sealant" that I thought might be good, since I know some companies use a polyurethane finish on their boards. Could anyone help me with any of this?
  2. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I was told to use a quick drying polyurethane spray.

    Jaco used boat epoxy...
  3. I use a Minwax Polycrylic. Its a polyurethane based acrylic. Very resiliant, with no sacrifice in tone.
  4. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    Get thee to a boat store for Petit's Poly-Poxy. It comes in two separate cans which you mix together to taste. I did the neck of a fretless Warwick Corvette and it looks like a Pedulla factory job! MWAH.