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Removing The Laquer From The Neck Back.


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Ugly as it might sound, hate the heavy laquer on the painted neck. This is a set neck and I want to remove it. I have done before with fine steel wool, and/or sand paper. Leaves a dull marred like finish. What about carefully using a chemical stripper ? Thanks,

Tom

What guitar is this?

What part of the finish don't you like -- the feel or the look?

If you want to change the feel but keep the gloss, then it sounds to me like what you really want to do is RE- finish the neck, using the finish of your choice. You don't necessarily need to strip it to do that, depending on what you use (and what the existing finish is). You'll then need to complete the entire sanding/buffing routine in order to return it to high gloss.

If you want to change the look -- i.e., remove the paint -- you'll need to sand it back to the sealer coat, then refinish from there. I wouldn't use chemcials on there -- depending on the type of finish (i.e., polyester) that won't work anyway. And you'll risk compromising the sealer coat.

Be more specific about what you're trying to achieve here.

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Ugly as it might sound, hate the heavy laquer on the painted neck. This is a set neck and I want to remove it. I have done before with fine steel wool, and/or sand paper. Leaves a dull marred like finish. What about carefully using a chemical stripper ? Thanks,

Tom

What guitar is this?

What part of the finish don't you like -- the feel or the look?

If you want to change the feel but keep the gloss, then it sounds to me like what you really want to do is RE- finish the neck, using the finish of your choice. You don't necessarily need to strip it to do that, depending on what you use (and what the existing finish is). You'll then need to complete the entire sanding/buffing routine in order to return it to high gloss.

If you want to change the look -- i.e., remove the paint -- you'll need to sand it back to the sealer coat, then refinish from there. I wouldn't use chemcials on there -- depending on the type of finish (i.e., polyester) that won't work anyway. And you'll risk compromising the sealer coat.

Be more specific about what you're trying to achieve here.

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Ugly as it might sound, hate the heavy laquer on the painted neck. This is a set neck and I want to remove it. I have done before with fine steel wool, and/or sand paper. Leaves a dull marred like finish. What about carefully using a chemical stripper ? Thanks,

Tom

What guitar is this?

What part of the finish don't you like -- the feel or the look?

If you want to change the feel but keep the gloss, then it sounds to me like what you really want to do is RE- finish the neck, using the finish of your choice. You don't necessarily need to strip it to do that, depending on what you use (and what the existing finish is). You'll then need to complete the entire sanding/buffing routine in order to return it to high gloss.

If you want to change the look -- i.e., remove the paint -- you'll need to sand it back to the sealer coat, then refinish from there. I wouldn't use chemcials on there -- depending on the type of finish (i.e., polyester) that won't work anyway. And you'll risk compromising the sealer coat.

Be more specific about what you're trying to achieve here.

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