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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Loobs, Nov 8, 2014.
Too many damn options.
Think I'm gonna go with wipe on poly
Whether you relic a neck or not, I would shoot it with Nitrocel first. I used to work for a big outfit that had a booth big enough that we dragged grand pianos--9' Steinways--in there and shot them with nitro. We didn't spray poly, even though it looked great; it just wasn't musical instrument finish, in the opinion of the older guys who ran the booth.
They taught me to spray, sand, and build up a hard, thin finish with nitro. That's what you want on your boat or fat neck. You can get it in a can now, and it works well. Just go thin and slow, allow time for the coat to harden, sand, and re-apply.
I agree that an oil finish is essentially no finish on a neck--it will permit your neck to warp (fixable with the truss rod) or twist (not fixable).
Enjoy the fat/boat necks. They are THE best.
I always have it in my head that spraying finish is really difficult.