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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2016, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fixing bump in back of maple neck

I'd like to fix this double bump in the back of my neck. Normally I'd do the steam trick with a soldering iron to expand the wood back, but this is finished, so I guess that is not gonna work...

Should I remove the finish first? The whole neck or partially? I think this is lacquer on 92 RG550... or is the back tung oiled as well? Thx !

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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Re: Fixing bump in back of maple neck

if it an old 550...... i'd just sand the finish off up to about where the nut is (it's really thin) make sure you can't feel the bumps... then finish with the neck with your oil of choice ( i use tung oil true oil would be a good option as well) a few coats then hit it with some 0000 steal wool it will be awesome
similar to how music man does their necks
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Re: Fixing bump in back of maple neck

Thanks! Wouldn't you steam decompress the dent location ?
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Re: Fixing bump in back of maple neck

I wouldn't... but that's just me... I don't think they look that deep i'd sand the finish off first then make the call
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Re: Fixing bump in back of maple neck

You can fill the bumps with superglue. Make sure it comes above the surface, and use a little drop at a time then let it dry. Then trim it off with a razorblade, sand lightly with 400 & 800 grit. Wetsand and polish afterwards. Done right it'll be perfect.
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thx Tony. I've seen repairs for dents in flat surfaces like that.

Once filled, you dont see the dents anymore?
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