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Nitro Necks in Hot Weather

 
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chrisheyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:23 am    Post subject: Nitro Necks in Hot Weather Reply with quote

We are having some freak hot weather here in the UK

The nitro painted necks on my ST-80, ST-100 and Retrospec Les Paul Reborn are very sticky making them unplayable.

Does anyone know how you can overcome this ?
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ochay
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had that problem occasionally-Here's a quick fix->

build a small camp fire>
carefully place the melting Nitro side of the neck approx 6 inches from the fire and the nitro will burn quite well (make sure not to burn the wood under the nitro)
next is the tricky part>
take some 50 grit sandpaper(wet or dry if you prefer) and sand of the old burnt by now flaking Nitro- and wahlah
you done !!

Who says Tom Murphy is the only one to screw up a good paint job???


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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come to Texas is you want freakishly hot and humid weather. Today in Dallas hit 107 degrees - we're over a week of 100 degree plus weather.

The heat softens the nitro, opens the pores of the wood and there's not much you can do to change that. What works for me is a little baby powder rubbed on the back of the neck. It's not abrasive and it absorbs the moisture from your hand without gumming up the neck. Wipe it clean after each gig and reapply as needed.
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chrisheyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I have the pioneering spirit to undertake your advice Ochay, but many thanks for the reply.

I'll give the talc a try cheers marcusnieman.

Temperatures in South East England are expected to touch the 100F mark today.You guys are all prepared for this weather in Texas with your aircon everywhere. We don't have that in our castles, closest thing we have is a parasol
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'll give the talc a try cheers marcusnieman


Don't forget to use it on yourself - you're right about having the air condtioning out here - it's not a luxury, it's a matter of survival.

Hang in there....what the hell is up with the weather round the world these days? New York hit 100 yesterday.
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mike martin
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

having the same problem with a mik j200 i bought recently
the neck is very sticky. i thought it was something on my hands. but scrubbing them has made no differance, and my neck woudnt be nitro, so the hot weather must be affecting other laquers too
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Pegcityrocker
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was over 100 here in Winnipeg with the humidex and we have Polar Bears living in this Province!

I've used the talc too and it seems to work great.
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tokaiguy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats no lie bout the heat here in Dallas! My central air conditioner went out Tuesday when it was a true 105 degrees!The inside of my home reached 95 while I had three guys replace the air unit and the heater...$6700 later I'm sitting in cool comfort about 71 degrees in here an 100 plus outside. But that was my "Mad" money! Used for buying toys, Guitars etc! But as Mrs.Tokaiguy said "Write the check and shut the F*ck up you big baby!"

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tokaiguy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was so hot here yesterday I saw the Priest chasing the Alterboys through the sprinklers!
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chu71
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in madrid it gets pretty bad too and worse every year (damn ozone layer), we ve hit at least 104 f almost every day the last 2 weeks. well i was in ft worth 3 yrs ago in august and that was just too much - hottest place i ve ever been
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Clay
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is not much you can do about it. Nitro is very poreous and absorbs the moisture and oils from your hands. The niro will remain sticky until it dries out. I usually gig with 2 guitars in the summer to better deal with this problem.
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