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Jake The Loafer



B'ham, Alabama

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Sep 14th, 2014 05:09 PM        

I bought a nice Bound Maple neck w/ a little flame to it & I will need to finish it. I do not care for that old orange color that I see on some vintage necks but I might want a very slight tint, not sure. The satin necks still look good to me. I don't care if it is a Laquer or some type of Poly. I just want it to look good, be sealed & feel smooth. I do not want it to chip like the stuff Fender was using in mid 90's that kept flaking & chipping on the edges of the fretboard which was more on the Maple necks. I do not think the necks w/ a Rosewood board did it as my '95 Strat w/ a Rosewood board still looks new. My '95 Tele w/ Maple started flakeing. Everyone was complaing about it. Of course they sprayed the fretboard & frets which may have played a part of it.<br /> <br /> Back to original ? Give me some ideas I can use either to spray or rub on & make sure it is sealed good. I know the neck is not Fender but I bought some very nice Jag, waterslide decals for the headstock & I want then to be sealed beneath the finish. To me it is still a Fender Jaguar w/o a neck.<br /> <br /> I'll shoot some pics of it when I get it done. <br /> <br /> Peace,<br /> Jake<br /> <br /> <br />



reverendrob

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Sep 14th, 2014 06:29 PM        

Don't want it to chip around the fretboard? Don't laquer over the frets (which they did on the maple necks, which is why rosewood boards are just fine).<br /> <br /> I'd just go with a tinted poly in whatever shade worked well on the wood in question. Would probably take a small sample of a few colors, dab the back of the neck around the screw-holes, let cure, see what it looked like, and base my finish on that.



Jake The Loafer



B'ham, Alabama

"Uhh Yahwww, I'll Get Around To It"
Sep 15th, 2014 02:55 PM        

rev, will it need to have a clear coat of something to protect it? If I put my water slide decal on first I would not be able to cover it w/ the poly, correct? If I went your way, how do I protect the decal?<br /> <br /> Jake



reverendrob

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Sep 15th, 2014 04:30 PM        

No idea, I don't do faux decals (and generally we don't talk about them here).



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