SG madness

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  1. patchesprescott

    patchesprescott Supporting Member

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    I had to sell most of my high end guitars to pay off bills and get me out of a financial slump

    so i'm left with an SG and a strat

    the back of the SG's neck seems so "sticky" to me - it is downright annoying

    the strat is a relic so it is just so smooth in comparison

    anyone else ever deal with a similar situation?

    how can i remove the "stickiness" from the back of the neck without sanding it?

    has anyone tried steel wool in this kind of application?

    and, if so, what type of steel wool and any helpful hints would be much appreciated

    thanks!
     
  2. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    a little bit of fine-grit sand paper goes a long way.
     
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    0000 Steel Wool
     
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    I work for a painting company and we use steel wool and sand paper from ranges of 150-400 and i would NOT do that to the back of your neck. Try something as simple as warm water or something but I definately see damage if you do start sanding that neck IMO.
     
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    People say good things about MicroMesh





    or play the heck out of it. That's what I did. Sticky is just about gone. My newest SG is still sticky. I better get to work....
     
  6. Giraffecaster

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    use 1500-2000 grit sandpaper or 0000 steel wool. if you use steel wool, mask off the pickups
     
  7. scottlr

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    I wouldn't do that to a Gibson, myself. Just leave it out all the time and be patient. In 2-3 months it'll dry nicely and the sticky will go away. Use baby powder on your palms until then :)
     
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    I'm with Scott on this-a little talcum will help until the finish hardens up. I buy and sell guitars for a hobby, and if I see the lightest evidence of sanding (and I will, absolutely) The offer I make will be very substantially cut.
     
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    See? OK on a Fender, Not OK on a Gibby ;) Why I don't know, but I didn't hesitate to take ScotchBrite to my AVRI 57 Strat, but I left my LP and SG to dry on their own.
     
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    Each and every one of my NIB "Faded" Gibsons got a rubdown with 0000 steel wool, because the "finish" always feels a little tacky right out of the box. A light rubdown with it will knock off the stickiness and slightly grainy feel, buff it out with a soft town, which leaves you a satin smooth finish that feels wonderful to play over.... I don't know if yours is a "Faded" or not, but that's what worked for me....
     
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    Micromesh works amazingly well for that.

    rooster.
     
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    micromesh is absolutely perfect for what you want...
     
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    I've got a '61 Historic SG that is at least 6 years old and is still sticky (not sure cause I bought it used). I think may hit it with the steel wool. I've used different polishes and cleaners and it always ends up feeling sticky again.
     

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