Stripping... don't get excited boys.
Hey knowledgeable TBers! I'm trying to custom build a bass out of a Squier body. (starting w squier for a reason) Being my first time - I wanted to ask how I should strip the finish --- even IF I should strip it. It's a standard black finish on it now with a few chips. I know I'm not doing a trans finish, so maybe I want to sand just to rough up a little, put on a primer and then go to town with whatever color I want.
So I guess it's a two part question:
1. If I'm going to refin multiple guitars, where I do eventually end up with a trans finish, how should I strip?
2. Being my first, will it look good if I just paint over (sand and prime first, of course)? This would be cool cause I could have some immediate gratification and hone my paint application skills before a "real" refin.
I suck at bass and I dont have a job yet have 2 selects and 2 AVRI.