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Old 02-23-2012, 02:59 PM
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I would Scrape most of it off no matter what it is. Then sand the rest.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:48 PM
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Is it lacquer or poly? Wood alcohol should make the laquer wipe right off.

What do they finish the guitar neck with to begin with? If that's also lacquer, it'll wipe off too.

If you can't simply wipe off the puddle with alcohol, the easiest, guaranteed way to do a nice job would be to strip/sand the whole surface and re-coat it. At least you'll end up with uniformity right away. I used to do cabinets, repair furniture, etc. Matching finishes up can take forever.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:41 PM
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It's just not kosher to have a Fender decal on something that's not a Fender neck. Really seriously not acceptable.

edit: Just to really reiterate how unacceptable that is regardless what you may think about Fender....rip that crap off.
yeah, that's always felt bogus to me too.

(if i were to do a vintage-style parts-caster though, i might wrangle a vintage logo and put on everything except the word "fender"; it might be neat to have "stratocaster" and "synchronized tremolo" and the patent numbers and all that in the correct spots, just without the real name on it.)
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:36 AM
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Is it lacquer or poly? Wood alcohol should make the laquer wipe right off.

What do they finish the guitar neck with to begin with? If that's also lacquer, it'll wipe off too.

If you can't simply wipe off the puddle with alcohol, the easiest, guaranteed way to do a nice job would be to strip/sand the whole surface and re-coat it. At least you'll end up with uniformity right away. I used to do cabinets, repair furniture, etc. Matching finishes up can take forever.
Alcohol will attack shellac. The general method for identifying an old finish (and I will truncate it here since it's probably not going to be a varnish or anything like that) is...in this order:

1) rub alcohol on it....if it softens and comes off, it's shellac
2) rub lacquer thinner on it...if it softens and comes off, it's lacquer
3) if it doesn't move, it's probably some sort of poly
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