Originally Posted by Fallen Zephyr
I plan to defret my bass in the coming weeks, and my dad told me that he could get plenty of lacquer that he uses to finish cabinets to use for the finger board. He says it gets fairly hard, but I'm wondering if it would be hard enough. Should I just use epoxy?
If it's nitrocellulose lacquer, it's probably not hard enough. If it's pre-cat lacquer, it might be. Are you planning to use flat wound or round wound? Round wound are a lot harder on the finish. Since your dad uses various finishes, he may have a source for epoxy.