Richlite Fingerboard - Can It Be Sanded??

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    adamb New Member

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    Anyone have any experience with these Richlite fingerboards, specifically, sanding them? Have an instrument here I was doing a fret dress on and was going to sand the fingerboard to clean it up a bit, but I've never worked on a Richlite fingerboard.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Definitely can be. It's going to be very hard, but you can sand it. Richlite has the same color all the way through, so it's safe to sand and you won't lose the coloring.
     
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    thanks, man.... ;)
     
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    an update; the sanding turned out well. I went from 320, 400, 600, and then 0000 steel wool, mostly because I was moving on from a fret dressing to polishing the frets. In the end, it was a strange medium to sand, but really didn't behave any different than, maybe, ebony. Customer was very happy with the final product. :)
     

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