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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by kaoskater08, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. kaoskater08

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    I'm trying to construct a new bass and I want to get the "satin" finish a Fodera would have (played one the other day and it was amazing). How would I go about getting something like this?
  2. Phendyr_Loon

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    It all depends on how you're going about applying the finish. There are spray on and wipe on finishes on the market, each with varying degrees of sheen.
    I spent about 5 months researching different products and procedures for my first build.
  3. Hapa

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    Buy satin finish. PPG catalyzed satin urethane is the Shiznit
  4. bassictraining

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    Oh yeah, love the Fodera finish. I think Jason DeSalvo mentioned what they use in one of the club fodera threads. He said that they use a waterborn urethane lacquer now. Not sure what brand. They sand it up to 400 grit. Though 300 might do it. I think they may still lightly buff it and put some bowling alley wax on it (bwc?)

    Then again I could be crazy.

    They used watco danish oil on the first basses.
  5. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Gold Supporting Member

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    We use a glossy, catalyzed acrylic lacquer...

    Jason

  6. bassictraining

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    Thanks for clearing that up! It is so handy to have an expert on the subject here. Glad that you are willing to share.
  7. kaoskater08

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    Yes thank you very much Jason!

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