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Finish repair on MIJ neck

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by OpenG Capo4, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 4, 2010
    Athens, GA
    I have what I think is a MIJ vintage reissue jazzmaster. It has the old style heel adjust truss rod and a 7.25" radius board. Doing a refret and the finish on the edge of the rosewood is chipping off, and some of it's spread onto the maple.

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    I'd like to repair the finish if it's possible. Not sure whether it's nitro or some sort of poly. I am assuming nitro because the rest of the guitar has all the "vintage" stuff like the tight radius and the truss rod. I have heard I can take some of the chipped off pieces of finish and see if they'll melt under acetone to tell if it's nitro. I'd appreciate any other help I could get. Not sure what to do if it's some sort of poly.
     

  2. harold h

    harold h Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2004
    Thin brush on superglue and then buff it with 800 or 1000 grit wet paper.
     
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  3. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 4, 2010
    Athens, GA
    Tried the acetone test, it's definitely not nitro. Looks like I probably will be using superglue.
     
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  4. jadedsoul

    jadedsoul Tele-Holic

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    Mar 26, 2013
    TINY ENGLAND
    super glue can be done to perfection and blends perfectly into 2k clear. it takes time and always use a flat sanding block or you will never get it right and it will look lumpy like yours kind of does. ill give your CA job a 7 out of 10. iv done it in the past and you cant see it. after your done with 2000 use a proper fine cutting cream on a sponge. invisible after a good polish. great job on the neck fix... Im in that zone at the mo.. i wonder if i could remove a neck out of my busted headstock Lp in a clean manner and glue in a new one. id have to drill from the back i guess for the steam holes. will on youtube used a cutting blade and just chopped his out and made a new one. hmmmm
     

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