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Is this a mineral deposit

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by SSO720, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. SSO720

    SSO720 Tele-Meister

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Knoxville TN
  2. Cat MacKinnon

    Cat MacKinnon Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2011
    Colorado
    you mean that dark straight line? i guess it could be a mineral streak, but i've never seen one that precise before. you should post more pics of the neck where it occurs, since it's really hard to tell what it could be just from that one photo.
     
  3. aikiguy

    aikiguy Tele-Meister

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    Nov 2, 2010
    Alameda California
    The smugy looking thing could be, the pencil line not so much.

    Guy
    :)
     
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  5. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 23, 2010
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    This should be better ;)



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    First, am I correct in assuming this is on the headstock Paul? If so, has it been thinned yet? That does have a bluish haze to it, making a mineral steak unlikely but not impossible. Could you wipe it down with mineral spirits and post another picture? I'm hesitant to say without these facts in hand. One thing I'm pretty sure of...........I'd make a neck out of it anyway :lol:
     
  6. guitar2005

    guitar2005 Tele-Holic

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    Oct 22, 2010
    Canada, Québec
    Looks like a burn mark.
     
  7. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    I vote pencil line. Did you try erasing it? Naphtha works well.
     
  8. SSO720

    SSO720 Tele-Meister

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Knoxville TN
    It on the heel, headstock and showed in flat and endgrain. I have sanded and wiped but it stays. This is the top of the headstock
     

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  9. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 23, 2010
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    Hmmmm, try brushing on a little Chlorox with an old toothbrush. If it changes color or comes off, it's likely mold :neutral:
     
  10. SSO720

    SSO720 Tele-Meister

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Knoxville TN
    I have tried Clorox and Oxiclean with negative results. So I am starting over on a new neck. This is a bass for a friend and it has to be perfect. The maple may have been a little too bright for this bass.
    I have some Walnut and Canary I might try.
     
  11. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    May 1, 2003
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    yes it's a mineral streak…

    Ron Kirn
     
  12. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2010
    Santa Rosa, CA
    I have a book matched maple cap with a lot of blue in it. Very unusual and cool.
     
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