how to properly Satinize my S2 Mccarty 594 thinline?

nickname009

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Hello to all, long time lurker, first time poster.

Got my hands on a sweet sweet S2 Mccarty 594 thinline in frost blue metallic. I love nearly everything about it except for the glossy neck (and I sometimes wish it was a 24 fret neck). I usually do a 0000 grade steel wool rub over the back of the neck for a couple of minutes on most finishes and I'm able to get that smooth satin neck feel. It does come back after some use which I don't mind. But for some reason, with this finish, and I don't know what it is, I went at the neck for maybe over 30 minutes and the finish didn't change at all whatsoever.

This is the frost blue metallic finish, I don't know if it makes a difference, but the steel wool didn't take. I've since tried some micro mesh, which doesn't seem to work much either. I finally decided to risk it and try some 300-350 grit sandpaper and started to finally see SOME results, the finish started to get smoother but overall was still sticky.

If anybody has any tips/ideas to help move this along without needing to sand off the finish completely it'd be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
 

show_a_little_faith

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I haven't done this myself so can't offer a recommendation, but will point out that if it's a 2020 or newer model, it has the Nitro/CAB finish which might require something more aggressive to achieve a smooth satin (or possibly removed entirely?)
 

Broseph

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What year is yours? I did steel wool to my 2021 model (it had a black neck? and it was smooth enough for me. And you’re right it could be easily glossed back up my cleaning it or applying guitar wax. Use a matte friendly spray on the neck to keep it smooth for longer.
 

nickname009

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thank you everybody! my s2 594 Thinline is a 2021, so most likely a CAB finish as stated earlier.

I'll give it another go with 350 or slightly more aggressive sandpaper, and if no go, I'll go the wax route.
 

Broseph

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Also I’m not sure if the entire s2 line was nitro in 2021. I think with the pandemic the changeover got delayed. I think they started putting nitro tags to differentiate the nitro introduction
 
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