adamchin Posted April 18, 2004 Report Share Posted April 18, 2004 Hi, I'm absolutely new here. I'm a bass player who isn't by any means near a well travelled area where many guitar repair guys are. I've got a Michael Tobias MTD 535 with a Wenge neck and Wenge fretboard. The board itself has quite a lot of grooves/small slotts in it and as a result, my skin picks up and gathers in those grooves, thus making the bass look like it's got dandruff after a short while of play. I've discussed via email with Michael about what to do about this, and there were a few options. Epoxy to fill and finish, or some wood filler. Since I've decided to take on this project myself, I'm curious if anyone has done something like this.. And what to watch out for. Michael recommended using 1 hour drying epoxy, and not the 5 minute stuff. I'd continue to call him but I don't want to bug him too much. Here are the steps I think i should take, and maybe someout there can tweak my steps? This is a fretted neck, and I'm hoping to do the job without removing them 1) clean the neck 2) Tape off the frets 3) Apply the Epoxy evenly (filling the grooves, and leveling 4) Let dry (1-2 hours) 5) Begin the gradual sanding (all the way to fine grains) 6) Get down to where it's smooth and clear - Buff to lusture 7) remove tape from frets 8) Smooth off or file off any epoxy that got on any frets. Is this all correct, close? or am I walking into a big head ache project? Thanks for your input, or suggestions! Adam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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