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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2004, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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sanding neck questions

hi, I started to sand the back of my squire strat's neck to get a bit more of a flat feeling on the back of the neck, is there anything i schould watch out with doing this, could anything go wrong, will the neck end up all messed up or anything like that, I thought i had better ask before i went any further, any feedback would be cool
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-01-2004, 10:56 AM
 
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no fear, unless you're sanding it with a 10 -grit paper...
just dont forget to wipe it out with a dry cloth after you played, to keep it from hand sweat soaking.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 07:53 PM
 
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Mask off the top of the neck so you get a difinive line and mask off the body area if you have the neck attached. Start with a heavy paper at about 120 grit. Don't go too heavy or you may scratch the wood too deep. Get your paper from an auto supply store. Its better than the stuff with brown paper back. Buy several grades of paper from 120 up to 1500 grit. Take your time with each paper and you will find that it will pay off. Finish with a krokus cloth also found at the auto supply store. The neck will feel like glass when your done. After a heavy night of sweating.....just give a few swipes with the 1500 and the krokus cloth and you will be golden!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the advise dudes that has helped me out alot and made me fill a lot safer doing it
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2004, 06:14 AM
 
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Hi!

Finish the neck with a steel wool #0000 (the ones they sell at a hardware store) and you'll get closer to the prestige feel.
It's really great

Tony
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2004, 08:42 PM
 
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Hi,..Can you show us pictures of the process?..or a least at the begining and in the end..

cheers
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2004, 09:16 PM
 
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thanks for the info too....
tech_dude... what is the krokus cloth?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 12:25 AM
 
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Krokus cloth is used to shine metal and is a very fine grit (almost like leather) but on a cloth not paper. Machinist use it alot. It makes regular steel shine like chrome. I find it better than steel wool. Hey....try em' both!
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