June 25th, 2012, 04:59 PM
:rolleyes:I am about finished with a fret job that I used super glue on. A slight amout of glue got on the rosewood. No problem, I just scrapped and sanded it down.
Now I'm wondering if I should put sanding sealer on the fretboard:rolleyes: to keep the pores from soaking up oil and dirt ? Thanks
June 25th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Just a little fret board Oil. Lemon Oil is standard.
I find it easiest to get the Dunlop 02, which is what I use, I like the easy to use dispenser on the bottle.
June 25th, 2012, 05:17 PM
?! Have you used Super glue before ? It would seem that it wouldn't stick to both materials and set too fast to get the fret in place.
June 25th, 2012, 07:24 PM
Most of the people doing frets that choose to use superglue clamp the frets down and let the superglue wick under the fret through capillary action.
Otherwise you would have a difficult time getting it to work.
I don't use glue on my frets normally, but some do!
June 26th, 2012, 08:20 AM
I've been doing fret jobs for decades with hyde glue with good results but wanted to try super glue. In the past I would apply the glue first , then press the fret in place, then wipe off the excess. This time I decided to "hammer" the frets in and super glue them afterwards (Capillary Action). I am happy with the results. Have also used and still use "Orange Glo Oil" on Rosewood and Ebony boards. I just want someone here to tell me not to use sanding sealer on the board, otherwise I'll report back soon with the results. Thanks All.
June 26th, 2012, 09:42 AM
I'm not sure sealer would work w rosewood. Wouldn't the oils thwart it ? I have a Cocobolo neck I put Epoxy paint on and after awhile the oil dissolved it into gunk.
June 26th, 2012, 09:56 AM
OK. Now we're getting somewhere. I have an old junk neck that maybe I should try first, Duh. Before fretting the thing, I had to do some much sanding to level the board so it's very dry. I don't think there could be much oil left in it. But that's why I'm asking. I have been wrong in the past, only problem is the past is hard to remember. I think it was fun, but I just can say for sure. :confused: Thanks !
June 26th, 2012, 10:09 AM
My Cocobolo actually seemed dry too, so there might be some oil left. I made the mistake of checking how my hand held sander was doing as I shaped the neck without my googles on, and got blasted in the eyes. My face swole up, my eyes closed up and I had to get shot up w Adrenaline at the hospital.