#1
i have an epiphone dot. the neck is sticky cuz of the gloss on the back. this annoys me.

what grit of sandpaper should i use to sand this off without making it look like ****?
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#2
Quote by forstringwonder
i have an epiphone dot. the neck is sticky cuz of the gloss on the back. this annoys me.

what grit of sandpaper should i use to sand this off without making it look like ****?

I want to know the same thing... some relatively high grit, I'd think (above 300?).
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I want to know the same thing... some relatively high grit, I'd think (above 300?).



yeah me too that seems right i guess well have to wait for an official answer
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You'll completely ruin it if you do anything like that.
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#6
not above 300. more like above 1000. id say somthing like 1500 grit ought to do it.
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You'll completely ruin it if you do anything like that.



Shut up.

A sticky neck is hard to play. What is to ruin?

As I said, a green Scotch pad, like you use to wash dishes.

Not too coarse, not to fine, will leave you with a satin finish, smooth as a babies bum.
#8
Gloss necks are only marginally stickier. Keep that in mind.

Even then, the change will bring nearly a 0% increase in proficiency. (it does feel better though). Keep that in mind.


Use 0000 steel wool.

Rub in circles, quite lightly.

After a few minutes you will lose the gloss. Worked brilliantly, and you can't identify the scratch marks, so it looks fine.
#9
the gloss should;nt be sticky in the first place.my acoustics neck was and my dad said it hasnt been painted or clearcoated properly if it turns out sticky.

(my dad has painted guitars and necks before at his work and none of them turned out sticky ) mine didnt he just painted it this week aswell.


but i would say 500 sandpaper if you dont want to wreck it
#10
no. gloss is naturally sticky. not sticky as in soft, sticky as in its hard to glide your hand up and down the neck. and its going to need much higher grit than 500 to not wreck it.
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#11
just a dumb question but you do polish your guitar often and wipe down the neck after you play it right?
#12
yah maybe start with like 1000 then move up to a 1500 then a 2000. It will be smooth and not sticky, or you could sand it all right off and tru oil it, that'll make it feel like butter.
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#13
Almost everyone in here is wrong.

Sand it with 400 grit.

I speak from first hand experience.

If you don't, I suggest you shut up.
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Almost everyone in here is wrong.

Sand it with 400 grit.

I speak from first hand experience.

If you don't, I suggest you shut up.


Yeah, the Scotch Pads I was on about are around 600 I guess.

Takes a touch longer, but less easy to over do it.
#16
Yes, 600 is very nice as well, I used is for my tung oiled necks.

You get sandpaper at hardware stores and home improvement places.
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I don't think people realise that 400 grain is actually quite fine.
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#18
otter, you dare tell me im wrong?

400? really? hm, thats why it took me too long to redo that neck on my epiphone....okay, maybe start with 400 and finish with 1000 just so it doesnt look like you sanded it.
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#19
here is an idea.

put a plaster/band aid on your thumb where it touches the back of the neck.
that should get rid of most of the friction and you wont have to wreck yuour guitar.

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#20
yeah i would use 360 or 400, maybe even a slightly coarser one to start with and work up to finer grit. anything finer grit than 400 will take forever to sand off if thats all you use. you can probably find it at a local woodworkers shop or online
#21
The aim isn't to sand anything off, just to rough up the clear so it isn't glossy/sticky.

AJK I never said you were wrong.
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The aim isn't to sand anything off, just to rough up the clear so it isn't glossy/sticky.

AJK I never said you were wrong.

So I was right? WOOHOO!
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#23
Of course you could just slather it with KY Jelly. Man, you guys obsess about some insignificant $#!t.
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The aim isn't to sand anything off, just to rough up the clear so it isn't glossy/sticky.

AJK I never said you were wrong.



Your not really roughing it either. A true smooth finish, is smooth not sticky. It is only the orange peel and general unevenness of the lacquer, that causes it to stick, to a point.

So you are simply flating the lacquer.
#25
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id say somthing like 1500 grit ought to do it.


Yep
#26
Quote by shinhoman
here is an idea.

put a plaster/band aid on your thumb where it touches the back of the neck.
that should get rid of most of the friction and you wont have to wreck yuour guitar.

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lol

+1
#27
dear skeet uk,

the green scotch pad thing worked perfectly.

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#28
if you want to leave finish on the neck and just take the gloss off, hit it with 1000 wet. if you want it down to the wood you could go 400 or just use a razor blade to scrape it all off and then fine sand it with a finer grit.