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Need help with finishing problem

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by devrock, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. devrock

    devrock TDPRI Member

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    Jan 12, 2017
    New England
    So, I've been slogging away at a Gibson V replica since December, as time has permitted. Been a long slog, as it's my first build. Perhaps the biggest headache has been the finish. Too many mistakes to list. But, basically tried doing a candy red with white primer underneath, in order to get close to a KK Downing replica V. Anyway, I actually got to the point where I started applying the clear last week. However, in order to get some help on the frets this past wknd, I took the tape off the fretboard. Well, along the entire edge of the fretboard, on both sides, was a sharp lip where the primer and paint had built up. Long story short, I ruined the finish by trying to carefully scrape this edge away to make everything flush again. All I did was expose the primer and bare wood. I decided to look into sending it out to someone like Stike to do it right.

    Anyway, my question (for future reference) is: how the heck do you avoid getting that edge when painting a neck???
     

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  2. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Holic

    570
    Dec 23, 2012
    State College PA
    don't paint the neck ? stain/dye it ?
     
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  3. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Exactly what I was going to say.
     

  4. devrock

    devrock TDPRI Member

    Age:
    45
    18
    Jan 12, 2017
    New England
    Thank you, but that's not the option. Painted necks are fairlystandard. Just want to figure out the right way to do it.
     

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