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My 07 Explorer had a sticky back of the neck.  As I'm the 2nd owner I don't know what went on before I got it.  Maybe a lot of wax, maybe peanut butter and jelly, maybe it just sat too long in the case.

I tried buffing with water on a paper towel, buffing with Virutoso polishes, leaving it out of the case for a few weeks, it never got quite right.

Last night I finally decided to hope for the best, put a little lighter fluid on an old towel, gently buffed the neck, gave it 30 seconds to evaporate and then water on a towel and then buffed dry.

Success!

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14 hours ago, SteveFord said:

My 07 Explorer had a sticky back of the neck.  As I'm the 2nd owner I don't know what went on before I got it.  Maybe a lot of wax, maybe peanut butter and jelly, maybe it just sat too long in the case.

I tried buffing with water on a paper towel, buffing with Virutoso polishes, leaving it out of the case for a few weeks, it never got quite right.

Last night I finally decided to hope for the best, put a little lighter fluid on an old towel, gently buffed the neck, gave it 30 seconds to evaporate and then water on a towel and then buffed dry.

Success!

You didn't light it like Jimi at Monterey did you?

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2 hours ago, SteveFord said:

My 07 Explorer had a sticky back of the neck.  As I'm the 2nd owner I don't know what went on before I got it.  Maybe a lot of wax, maybe peanut butter and jelly, maybe it just sat too long in the case.

I tried buffing with water on a paper towel, buffing with Virutoso polishes, leaving it out of the case for a few weeks, it never got quite right.

Last night I finally decided to hope for the best, put a little lighter fluid on an old towel, gently buffed the neck, gave it 30 seconds to evaporate and then water on a towel and then buffed dry.

Success!

Yep,  was gonna recommend Naphtha. Well done!

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Yes useful tip 👍. Thats a problem with used gear. You cant know all the abuse its received. Naptha is useful stuff. I got some shortly after buying a Gibson. 

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It kept coming back and I finally found the problem: me.

Every so often I'd lay the guitar on a leather couch and it would pick up some Lexol Leather Conditioner residue.  Just enough to make a weird, sticky spot which would get dragged around by my thumb.

Note to self: don't lay guitar on leather couch.

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2 hours ago, SteveFord said:

It kept coming back and I finally found the problem: me.

Every so often I'd lay the guitar on a leather couch and it would pick up some Lexol Leather Conditioner residue.  Just enough to make a weird, sticky spot which would get dragged around by my thumb.

Note to self: don't lay guitar on leather couch.

 

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I use still wool (light gauge) on mine - worked a treat, but that ol guitar of mine is for go, not show [biggrin]

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