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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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One heck of a neck-screw problem

So a friend of mine wanted me to sand down the finish of his WizardII neck, and make it slightly thinner. He just bought the Ibanez off Ebay a few weeks ago (Paid $300) It seems the previous owner used some sort of super glue on one of the neck-bolts to secure it?

I've tried my best to loosen it, but it's a no go. Have any advice on how to remedy this?

I want to smack someone.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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Re: One heck of a neck-screw problem

leave the neck on??
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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Re: One heck of a neck-screw problem

Just tape off the body so if the sandpaper hits it, no damage will be done.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: One heck of a neck-screw problem

He wants to put in machine screws to replace them.. so..
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Re: One heck of a neck-screw problem

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He wants to put in machine screws to replace them.. so..
What?
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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Re: One heck of a neck-screw problem

Heat it with a soldering iron then quickly try the screwdriver .
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Heat it with a soldering iron then quickly try the screwdriver .
give a man a soldering iron and some duct tape and there is nothing he can't do.
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Heat it with a soldering iron then quickly try the screwdriver .
Thank you
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: One heck of a neck-screw problem

Just FYI, the soldering idea worked like a charm. Took a few seconds and it came loose.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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Re: One heck of a neck-screw problem

thats a great tip BTW Zoot.. something most of us would not have though of.
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thats a great tip BTW Zoot.. something most of us would not have though of.
+1, nice one Zoot!
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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Re: One heck of a neck-screw problem

Nice one , glad things worked out ok
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: One heck of a neck-screw problem

A simple 30w did the trick. Thought I might have to pull out the gun, but nope. Now to apply some tongue oil to this. I sanded it down to wizard I specs. too bad these necks are wider.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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mmmm.. tongue oil..

post some pics if you get a chance!
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