Bass Revamp

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jbabs688, May 30, 2005.

  1. jbabs688


    Apr 21, 2005
    I have this junky Squier P-Bass sitting around and i thought i might try to make it look nicer. I plan on getting some good pups for it and maybe defret it. Its white with a white pickguard and i want to change it. i know i can spray paint it but that seems kind of ghetto. any other options as far as changing the color and/or putting a design on it? thanks
  2. Doing it with spray cans doesn't have to be down home if you do it right. Since you are starting with a poly finish you can't take all of the finish off to start with a new one. You are lucky because you've got a white one and that's the best base color to start with - you can go anywhere. The key to making a cheap but quality looking finish is quickly developing a good spray can technique and using a deep, rich clearcoat on top of your color. Your Squier has a poly coating and that can be the base for anything, even lacquer. Try this site for just about everything including some instruction: