Respray neck to gloss?

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  1. jpmist

    jpmist Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    I love the gloss finish on my MIM Classic Series necks. I'm getting a Korean birdseye maple neck from a Lite Ash Strat soon. It's has a satin finish and I'm wondering if I can simply spray it with a suitable gloss poly or lacquer finish without sanding it down to wood.

    I was thinking I would light sand the existing finish with 400 or 800 grit then maybe 4, 5 coats of clear. Might give the fret ends a polishing while I'm at it as well.

    Would that work or must I strip down to bare wood? Can I spray Reranch lacquer over the existing polyurethane satin?

    Any help much appreciate. Thanks!
     
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    if it was me, i'd just scuff the existing finish and throw some gloss on it.
     
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    jpmist Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the reply, but which gloss, polyurethane or Reranch lacquer?
     
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    poly. it's what's already on there.
     
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    Trust me once you play with the satin back and gloss front you won't wanna change it.
     
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    personally, i'm not a fan of satin necks. i've even polished satin necks to almost gloss.
     
  7. ghostwolf

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    you'd be better off just polishing the finish that's already on there.