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Bass finish rubbing off on clothes!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by LyonsBass, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Hi all

    I just finished making my own custom bass, I stained the wood with proof tints and got a beautiful natural wood grain look to it. Similar to the Warwick style.

    Though I have a massive problem, the finish is rubbing off on my clothes!
    Is there any way I can stop this? Such as Beeswax or specific style sealants? I want to keep the natural non-gloss look though.
  2. Pics or it didn't happen?
  3. It's just a gold/brown colour that's rubbing off onto my jeans mainly. Do you have any ideas on how to stop it?
  4. Billy K

    Billy K

    Nov 5, 2009
    North Bay Marin
    could it still be leaching? You may have to rub on that body more.And it may leach off stain for a while. It happened to a table once and after a month or so of rubbing the surface it seemed to stop leaching off the excess. Just sayin. I been wrong alot before. Hope those wern't 7 jeans 200 bucks a pop is hard to swallow.
  5. Bimmer696


    Mar 18, 2013
    Play naked?
  6. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Clearcoat sealer? If you like feeling the grain you could use a very thin sealer that will not gloss it over.
  7. I'm thinking a clear coat varnish/sealer. Along those lines...
    It may just be my best bet.
  8. praisegig

    praisegig Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    Stephenville, TX
    If you leave the pigment stained surface without a clear coat or sealer, the excess pigments that are not embedded into the binder, will be loose and can sluff off. You can rub the surface with a rough cloth like a piece of old jeans or burlap, to help get rid of the loose particles. After more use, the surface may get a little more sheen, but still a natural look.
  9. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    You may also want to ask the question in the Luthiers forum.

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