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An easy neck refinish question

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by choosebronze, May 8, 2011.

  1. choosebronze

    choosebronze TDPRI Member Ad Free Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Fullerton, CA
    Okay, first of all... I apologize. This isn't a telecaster question per se, though it might be one day if I'm able to accomplish what I'm trying to do. Plus, you guys know way more than people on the other guitar finishing forums.

    I've got a crappy Squier bronco bass that Squier says has a "polyurethane" finish on the neck and fingerboard (though it must be like 1 coat of terrible poly because the neck looks and feels bare).

    I've read all the posts here about neck refinishing and I'm sold on gun oil. The one super simple question I can't seem to find an answer to anywhere is whether or not I have to strip the poly that's on the neck already, or if I can just put on the gunstock oil right over it?

    Thanks so much guys. I'd be lost without you.
  2. alscort93

    alscort93 Tele-Meister

    Jan 23, 2011
    Baxter Springs, KS
    You'll need to strip the poly or else the gun oil won't do you a bit of good, it needs to be able to soak into the wood.
  3. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Yep, strip it.
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