absolute newb needs help with neck finishing!

thepeanmachine

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I've just received an all maple neck, and ordered a clear satin finish nitro spray and wanted to know if the fretboard needs finishing in any way or should I just mask the fretboard and apply the nitro?  Also is there any way I can darken the neck to give a vintage tint?

Here's where I bought the nitro from

http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/lacquer.html

I've looked at tinted gloss from this supplier, but don't want a gloss finish on my neck.  Any advise would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers
 

bpmorton777

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you need to spray the fretboard as well. dont tape off the fretts, just scape them off after you are done. bunches of threads on this subject, take a look.

Brian
 

bpmorton777

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just double checking, you said ALL maple right? maple fretboard? if it's something other than maple on the fretboard tape it all off and then spray.

Brian
 

thepeanmachine

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hey Brian,

yeah its all maple.  I've used some woodstain to darken the wood first, going to spray with the satin lacquer then im nearly there.
 
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