1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Polishing Ebonol

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Matthew_84, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Matthew_84

    Matthew_84

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a Mighty Mite unlined ebonol neck. She's a beaut, but I like keeping things in a pristine condition. Used roundwounds on it, which puts white scratches in the ebonol, which, IMO is hideous.

    To get rid of them, I used Turtle Wax's car rubbing compound, then Maguire's ultimate car compound, then Maguire's ultimate car polish. White scratches are gone, but ebonol no longer has a shiny black finish, instead it is now a very dull dark grey. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas how I can bring it back to shiny black.

    Thanks,

    Matt
  2. Toptube

    Toptube

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Likes Received:
    1
    buff it out just like any polish?

    though, are you sure all that polish isn't going to gunk up your strings?
  3. Matthew_84

    Matthew_84

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have tried to buff it out and it doesn't seem to get much better. Myabe I'm not using the right stuff. I'll google what people use to buff car finishes.

    I've done a good job of cleaning off the board after applying the compounds. I have done this with another ebonol board I had, and never had any issues. Plus I have now switched to tapewounds so it shouldn't matter too much anyway.
  4. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Try some micromesh.
  5. Toptube

    Toptube

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Likes Received:
    1
    You might need to use an electronic buffing tool, if your elbow isn't getting it done. The surface area of a fretboard is so narrow, I'm sure its tough to really get your arm into it. Especially if the bass isn't laying flat/secure.

Share This Page