Peavey Foundation Refinish

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by baddarryl, Jan 28, 2013.


  1. baddarryl

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    Hi all. I have a 1991 Foundation V that I love, but the red finish is hideous. I am thinking of stripping it and staining to somewhat match the maple neck. What is the best way to do this and do these things have an attractive grain to them?
     
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    Before you sand down, be aware that the wood used under solid finishes on most instruments WON'T usually look attractive. It may be a laminate of multiple pieces of wood with poorly matched grain.

    That said, I suggest you have a backup plan. If the grain isn't what you hope for, refinish with a solid color.
     
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    That is what I am afraid of. I would love to go with vintage cream if that is the case..
     
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    Take your time.

    The two biggest factors in doing a quality refinish are patience and preparation.

    See here for in depth step-by-step instructions and materials: http://www.reranch.com/basics.htm
     
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    My stripped 92 Foundation, 3 pc. laminate. I wanted to do something around the control plate area but my router decided to do something else so I just routed a stripe and used the rest of that piece of rosewood to balance it out.
     
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    Thanks Arial. That doesn't look bad at all!
     
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    I like the results you got, Arial!
     
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