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    Hi, guys.
    I really like the smooth feel of satin on the back of a guitar neck much more so than gloss, which is very grippy by comparison?

    What would be the best way to smooth out a gloss neck om a set neck or neck-through instrument where changing out the neck is not possible?
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dxGz6IZ9BFI
    I've never done it but there's quite a few videos on YouTube
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    Just get some .0000 steel wool and go to town. I've done that on a few necks, and it works really well. If you're concerned about a consistent finish, wet sand with some super duper high sand paper like 1500 grit. Just be careful or you'll shine it back up again.

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    Meguiar's finishing spray or Quick wax on a rag, then use it on your Mazda !
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    If you use 0000 steel wool, which works well btw, you might want to tape over the pickups. The metal fibers and dust can collect on anything magnetic.

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    Thanks, all! Wow! I didn't know this would be as simple as sanding the finish down a bit. I thought it might require sanding the finish off and having to apply a replacent finish requiring tools and equipment that I don't have access to. That YouTube video makes it look like a piece of cake!
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    I actually misread this-I thought you were looking to take off the gloss finish, I'd definitely just use the cleaner/wax and it will be good as new
    I was me, but you weren't you. You were sticking to me like
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