Just got this bass, I don't know if the cold temps during shipment may be responsible for this. There are numerous areas where the finish is lifting. These are located on edges like around P/U routes and neck pocket. I'd like to prevent these from flaking off and arrest it before it continues.
Phil Kubicki did something similar to a bass I sent him (not a nitro finish) and used a thin superglue with a fine applicator to get under the edges of the finish and glue it down. Would you recommend this approach? If so, what product would you recommend? Alternative ideas welcome
...I'm thinking the Super glue thing would make for big headache...
And you would be right. I've run in to a couple of spots where the poly finish on an MIM cracked around a strap button and the owner would fill the voids with CA or try to glue the chips back in with CA. It makes for a major PITA when it comes time to refinish.
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Thanks everyone. After mulling it over, I'm going to do nothing for the time being and just enjoy the bass, it's a keeper and it was a bargain. I did inquire with Pat Wilkins about price for a refinish and if I get cavalier with ca$h someday it will go to in for a beauty treatment
Here is a shot of the rest of the bass...
The way that's lifting, I would guess that something like wax got onto the wood before the finish was sprayed. It is definitely a defect in the finish, even though it may have taken a long time to appear.
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