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Why do I have to finish a maple neck?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Lake Placid Green, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. bradyhylla

    bradyhylla TDPRI Member

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    Dec 8, 2016
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    Well Silverface, I was referring to maple Fretboards being difficult to keep clean before they have a finish applied. Unfinished maple seems to be like a magnet for grime and grease, making it difficult to get the wood clean, so your not spraying finish over a dirty grimey fretboard. And thank you Silverface, for your condescending comment.

    It may be worth your time to look up the finer points of not being a rude jerk

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  2. Count

    Count Friend of Leo's

    Any light coloured timber is difficult to keep clean while it is still being worked on, i.e. cutting fret slots after sanding the fretboard down to it's final smoothness. The trick is to put a sealer coat on immediately after you have got the surface to where you want it and before you do any more work on it. The sealer coat will stop dirt, sweat etc from penetrating into the pores of the timber.
     

  3. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    Mar 2, 2003
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    Sorry if if you find technical suggestions offensive. I was being insulting - it was apparent you didn't really understand wood - and if you don't understand how to keep a neck clean before you finish it I stand by my suggestion - keeping a work area clean, the pieces in it and proper preparation are all part of wood working, as is understanding the different woods themselves.

    If you have a problem with them getting dirty - well, read the preceding paragraph again.
     

  4. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Tele-Meister

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    May 7, 2015
    atlanta
    Why do I have to finish a maple neck?

    cause you can't have your dessert until you do young man...
     

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