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Poly(ester) vs Poly(urethane) Question for 1974 Strat neck

 
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MapleOnMaple



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Poly(ester) vs Poly(urethane) Question for 1974 Strat neck Reply with quote

I asked this question several years ago on the forum but didn't get a clear answer. I'm looking at restoring an old 1974 Strat neck that had all sorts of nonsense sprayed on it.

When I asked a few years ago, I was told the Poly I was referring to was Polyurethane but many articles cite Polyester as the appropriate finish.

Has anyone done this and can someone help with a spray can version of Polyester that I may use on my guitar neck?

I also found this article by a Fender MasterBuilder that mentioned Fender using Nitro on top of a Polyester basecoat.

http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/mark-kendrick-master-builder-poly-nitro.161528/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spray lacquer of the 1970's fender finish. No problem I've encountered.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think you will find a spray can version of Fullerplast or Polyester,as both need to use a catalyst for hardening. Too much trouble IMO.

If it were me, I would repair the neck, color if needed, then apply a Truoil finish. Just as hard, easy application and best of all, really slick when finished
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lon wrote:
Don't think you will find a spray can version of Fullerplast or Polyester,as both need to use a catalyst for hardening. Too much trouble IMO.

If it were me, I would repair the neck, color if needed, then apply a Truoil finish. Just as hard, easy application and best of all, really slick when finished

This man speaks the truth.

There's so much confusion and misinformation about the 50s-60s Fender sealer coats, it's crazy to try to replicate it.

The best thing to do, especially on a neck, is make the finish as hard and thin as possible.

Unless you're going for an EVH thing, then almost no finish is the thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all!

Sad I think I'm gonna go cry in myself to sleep. Wish there was a polyester in a can option out there.

I suppose I will hit it up with Polyurethane and Nitro over it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will this work??!!

http://www.tcpglobal.com/KUS-KPP177-QT.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8vnMBRDgARIsACm_BhKN-oy9WpobpGzLIiag8ofbHFImKtKuizxPd87U7lhJZ1HtJV85HEEaAhnXEALw_wcB#.WZ8s6T7frcs
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only refinished two necks, but I had a lot of luck using Minwax wiping poly on both. When I was asking about it at Woodcraft I had two different guys tell me they hate all minwax products EXCEPT their wiping poly. Ha!

i wiped on about 10 coats (3 or 4 a day when I had the time), then let it dry 3 days after the last coat, then buffed it with a green scotchbrite pad for a fast, satin finish.
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