Bushidoka Posted May 28, 2008 Report Share Posted May 28, 2008 Picked up a solid body Charvette last week guys. This was a well used guitar, for sure, for sure, the bridge block was broken off, a few dents and dings in the finish, etc. Well....The body has been stripped and primered at this point(have taken pictures all along the way, I will post them for you all this weekend). It is being painted with a green to purple color shift paint. That part is fine, with a small side note, DO NOT use mineral spirits to sand out your primer!!! A little information is a dangerous thing I read that you could use the spirits when sanding to help keep the paper clean. If I had given it a seconds thought, I would have realized it would not work on primer (DUH!) lol. Any ways... The real question. The fretboard is a nice dark wood, I believe it would be maple on this specific guitar, with lots of character. I want to keep it, but it is worn in about 1/16 in all the usual notes. What is the best way to fill these before refinishing? And do I urethane or clear coat over the fret board? (will it make it "sticky" I guess is my question?). Thanks guys. This is my first post here, though I read for a bit first, then joined last week. I like your board, nice and simple, good info, etc. To tell you a bit about myself, I am in Ontario Canada. I know guitars and music. I buy/sell/collect guitars, But usually only axes that have a floyd rose, or are Jackson/Charvel (or Krammer here and there), USA or imports, I don't care. So if I can help out in these areas, let me know. Usually, my rebuilds are electronics, neck swap, Jem grips etc. I don't repaint them, so thanks for any help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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