bare wood

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by chalie, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    How do you takecare the basses at the spots (areas) where the coating completely chip off and ware-off. "open cut"

    Should I just leave it open or should I re-tuch with something?

    If leave it open, how do I clean it. I experienced using lemon oil but it went darker on the maple woods.

  2. TreeChild


    Feb 28, 2005
    Wimberley, TX
    well if you want to refinish the spots, it depends on the finish on the rest of the body. if it were thick poly, i would just refinish the spots with some poly. if it is a natural finish, just dab a few layers of linseed oil on em'.
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Hey Chalie,

    Can you be a bit more specific? Are you talking about body chips or neck wear?

    If I recall correctly, you have a which case I'd think you might contact Vinnie's shop directly for advice.

    For typical body chips you can usually leave them without a problem, unless you find them to be a distraction visually.

    For a neck, it maybe a different story depending on the wood and if its the front or back.