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Spray Paint?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StayinTime, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. StayinTime

    StayinTime

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    I have an old squier p bass and I would like to change the color.

    Has anyone just painted over the old paint?

    I was thinking about priming and then painting, then finishing it off with a coat of lacquer.

    Anyone done this?

    Thanks a bunch for your input.
  2. ThaLowEndTheory

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    Works just fine. I recommend a good block sanding to make sure everything is flat. Even poly can shrink some over time. Sand the poly smooth up to 320 grit and you are good to go. Prime, paint, and clear.
  3. friskinator

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    You can, but you'll need to sand the gloss off the body before you spray the primer. Check out Reranch.com for tips on how to go through the process. I recently refinished a Squier with great results using their tutorial.
  4. StayinTime

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    Thanks guys. Glad I read what you wrote. I would have not sanded just primed, paint and clear.
  5. Kmonk

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    Endorsing Artist: Fender and Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    A friend of mine sent a body of a bass to his brother's auto body shop and them refinish it. The bass came out great.
  6. StayinTime

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    I looked into that. The cost was a little too high. Worth more than the bass.

    Thank you Kmonk
  7. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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    Had a friend who owned a body shop, did a great job and cheap. He'd never shot a bass before and wanted the opportunity.

    When I was a kid I'd just break out a can of Krylon, LOL. Instant paint job.

    Reranch.com can walk you through it.
  8. awilkie84

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    Is the bass heavy or light?
    You're going to add quite a few ounces by spraying over top of an existing finish.
    If the bass is heavy, I'd recommend stripping it down to the wood, level it out, prime & then paint.
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  10. StayinTime

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    Its just a squier bass made in indonesia. I have never weighed it
  11. StayinTime

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    MD thanks man,

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