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 Post subject: Side Fret Dots on a Finished Neck
PostPosted: December 23rd, 2020, 3:14 am 
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I have two maple fb, righty necks, a JB and a Strat. In the past, I've used decals, even a sharpie, but they all rub off. I want to do this right and have the tools to do it with, including a drill guide and a manual drill about the size of a pen. I will do the work carefully carefully. Fortunately, there are YouTube vids, but I figured that some of you might have done the job before. Maybe you have tips or cautions?

Both are finished necks. Fender dots look like decals that are covered over. What materials have you used for the markers? Did you use some kind of clear coat over the dots when you've got the dots in? I'm using a 1/16 bit after having seen a vid. Is this the size you'd use? Bigger?


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PostPosted: December 23rd, 2020, 6:32 pm 
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ch willie wrote:
I have two maple fb, righty necks, a JB and a Strat. In the past, I've used decals, even a sharpie, but they all rub off. I want to do this right and have the tools to do it with, including a drill guide and a manual drill about the size of a pen. I will do the work carefully carefully. Fortunately, there are YouTube vids, but I figured that some of you might have done the job before. Maybe you have tips or cautions?

Both are finished necks. Fender dots look like decals that are covered over. What materials have you used for the markers? Did you use some kind of clear coat over the dots when you've got the dots in? I'm using a 1/16 bit after having seen a vid. Is this the size you'd use? Bigger?


I've used clear nail polish with success!


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When in doubt, nail polish will do the job. I've used tinted ones to cover mars on instruments. The clear stuff ought to do what I need.


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