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Finish Ideas (Pics)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by buckeye43212, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. buckeye43212

    buckeye43212

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    Here is a link to my project thus far: http://bassproject43212.blogspot.com/

    I am looking for different ideas on how I can finish this bass body. Here is one idea I have, I was going to take my heat gun and slightly darken the outer edges. I want a lighter finish in the middle and a dark cherry red on the sides. Has anyone done anything like this and would you be willing to share your thoughts?

    I really banged the body up when I stripped the paint, so the finished product is going to have a somewhat used look to it, which I am okay with.

    Like I said, I'm not 100% committed to my idea, if anyone has any creative ideas, I would be very grateful to hear your feedback! As a caveat, I am a complete novice at this, but I am willing to learn and take my time to get this right.
  2. Beej

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    That body should turn out fine, it just needs more sanding elbow grease. What you're looking to create is basically a burst finish; plenty of tutorials out there on how to do this at home or with spray bombs...
  3. buckeye43212

    buckeye43212

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    Thanks for the response. I'll keep on sanding it down!

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