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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2015, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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clean uvmc neck

Hi guys, any ideas how to get this clean again. Black stains are really in the much appreciated. Grtz

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2015, 07:15 AM
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Re: clean uvmc neck

Dirty but not uncommon.
Steelwhool or slightly sanding will help.
Lots of info on this board about cleaning.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2015, 01:52 PM
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Re: clean uvmc neck

I would wipe it with ammonia and then lightly sand it. Might have to do that a few times. Sand with something mild like 400 grit and keep changing the paper as it loads up. Make sure you finish by wiping with water to get rid of any residual ammonia. Once it's completely dry, I'd hit it again lightly with some fresh 400 and then steel wool to knock down any high grain. After all of this you'll want to refinish the neck with tung oil. Other people don't like ammonia but I like it because I feel like it really lifts the dirt.

A lot of old Jem and Universe necks are like this.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2015, 02:14 PM
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Re: clean uvmc neck

Are you sure it's really on the wood?

It could be just on the oil finish of it.

If so some light sanding and re oiling will probably work

Although, it looks cool with the worn look of it, gives it some mojo
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2015, 03:46 AM
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Re: clean uvmc neck

It's in the wood. The oil finish on these old necks is usually long gone and the wood is fairly dirty and has a rough texture to it.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2015, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Re: clean uvmc neck

Hi. Thx for replies. Cleaned with product to degrease windows & light sanding. Some linseed oil & like new :-) will try some tung oil if I can find some. Grtz.
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