Board index » Rick restoration from part to finish




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Fretboard Shine
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:45 pm
Posts: 172
Location: Whereever the Rock is
My uncle has just purchased a vintage 330 from 1968. He wanted to know how to give the fret borad that slick feel & tremendous shine. Any info would help
-Michael


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fretboard Shine
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 1416
Location: SF CA
Depends on how good the original finish on that '68 is...If it looks like it's still there and in one piece, remove the strings. Are there any bare spots, where fingernails have worn into the wood? If so, then you must proceed carefully. Wipe the board down with naphtha on a rag. If there's a lot of gunk around the frets, carefully remove it. You can use the naphtha, but my personal favorite is Windex and a popsicle stick or tongue depressor.

When the frets are 'board are nice and clean, some Scratch-X and a soft cloth can be used to buff it up to a nice shine. Wax afterward.

If Scratch-X doesn't work, try 3M Perfect-it III or Perfect-It 3000. It's a bit more aggressive. Under no circumstances should you use any coarse automotive rubbing compound in a can (like DuPont #44). It's far too harsh for this sort of use.

If the finish is just plain worn, live with it or have the board reconditioned, refretted and refinished. This will cost you the better part of $450.00 at a Rick specialist.

_________________
Rickenbackers: I love to play them. I enjoy the challenge of working on them. I love the way they sound.


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

Board index » Rick restoration from part to finish


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ
X