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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2005, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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repairing worn out fret board

hi... does anybody know how to repair a worn out rosewood fretboard? heard that it can be done using 000o steel wool. how is it done? thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2005, 04:12 PM
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Re: repairing worn out fret board

Depends on what you mean by "worn out". 0000 steel wool is used by some people for cleaning. If you are talking about pitts or grooves worn in the board, you would have to pull the frets, relevel the board, and refret -- assuming the wear didn't require removing too much wood. If you are just talking about a dirty, dried out board, you might clean it up with steel wool or a scraper and add some oil to bring it back to life.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 09:07 PM
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Re: repairing worn out fret board

how do you manage to do that how old is the guitar
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 01:43 AM
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Re: repairing worn out fret board

If there are big grooves worn in the rosewood you can fill them easily.
Find a junk neck sand the fingerboard and collect the dust.Then fill the grooves in the neck you wish to repair with the rosewood dust.Next use some thin super glue to set the dust.The super glue will suspend the rosewood dust and fill the grooves. Once the glue dries hard just use a razor blade and scrap the fingerboard level.This is how I do it so I don't have to remove the frets.
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Re: repairing worn out fret board

Wow this was an old post that got resurrected...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 03:20 AM
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Re: repairing worn out fret board

Hey Denny what are you doing over here?
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