I took 3M scotch brite pads to the back of my AVRI52 neck

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  1. SuperSilverHaze

    SuperSilverHaze Member

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    and man. what a difference. i had used wet pads before that were popular and recommended on here and it did very little. finally i was talking with a local musician who has a MIM tele that feels wonderful and i asked him about it and he said he used the scotch brite pads. i did some research on here and on other forums with various mixed results so i tested it out on the high fret registry on a small piece of the neck and was happy with the result. after about 30 second to a minute of lightly scrubbing my neck is absolutely wonderful to play now. im wondering if i need to use some oil for protection or not. i cant quite tell if i took most of the coat off or now. either way, im very happy with the way it feels. just as nice as any custom shop ive held or guitars from very reputable builders.

    THAT SAID, I AM NOT SUGGESTING FOR ANYONE TO DO THIS WITH THEIR GUITARS WITHOUT RESEARCH, TRYING IT ON A SMALL SURFACE FIRST AND TAKING ANY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SUCH AS WEARING A FACE MASK.
     
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    Some 1500 grit sandpaper will do a nice job too.
     
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    As does 0000 steel wool.
     
  4. SuperSilverHaze

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    too much of a pain because of the pickups imo.
     
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  5. Six string Scott

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    I'm a big fan of the 3M scotch brite pads too. I've tried sandpaper and steel wool, but the scotch brite is next level.
     
  6. SuperSilverHaze

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    my neck feels so much better that it is really night and day. it raises the playability to next level high end top of the line guitar status.
     
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    Does the SB leave swirly swirls everywheres? I have a nitro relic tele that could use a hair less finish on the back of the neck, and I'm afraid to start hacking around.
     
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    mine didnt, but i am not expert. i have no idea how different finishes react. mine is super smooth and i only went in the direction of the neck. it looks natural. there are no scratches. it maintained the same color just lost the gloss, so it does not look like those necks where you can see a defined color difference. its uniform throughout minus the gloss. if your neck is treated the same as the AVRI52 teles then i would assume it would react the same. if you are going to try it do so on a small area first.
     
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    thx, will give it a go later!
     
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    just realize i did this on a risk. i have read negative reviews as well. i only did it because i was ok with scratching up a small portion of my neck if it didnt work out the way i wanted it to. but it did, and i am really happy with the results.
     
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    Ive done this as well, down to the wood. Followed up with a coat of linseed oil. Its a wonderful feel now.
     
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    I just did the same to my 2 gigging Strats... Night and day difference. I used the Grey and white colors from STEW Mac... Scotchbrite...I did it to the fretboard of the maple one too.... Came out perfectly and looks factory. I used blue painters tape to tape a line up by the headstock so there's a discernable line as to where the treatment starts. No finish required
     
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    Is there a specific Scotch Brite pad? There seem to be a few different types?

    I've got a Squier CV tele that could use some neck love.
     
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    Green Scotchbrite pads you find at Home Depot or the supermarket are what I use.
     
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  15. SuperSilverHaze

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    Cooper wool is your friend (non-magnetic).
     
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    No worries bro! It's a relic partscaster I did myself, I'll test it on an inconspicuous area first.
     
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    Ooh thanks for the tip. I've got a parlor with a big ol glossy squeaky neck that's gonna get the scour pad this weekend!
     
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    You can put a small magnet of the back side of your wad of steel wool, and it’ll hold on to practically all of the mess.
     
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    I've never had an issue doing a neck with steel wool.
     

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