Bright Freakin Yellow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by someyoungphenom, Sep 7, 2001.

  1. someyoungphenom


    Aug 28, 2001
    Ok so heres the deal, i took apart my bass and stripped it down to the wood. I want to paint it a bright yellow. I rubbed it down with naptha to get the oils off and i have laquer and grain filler. What do i do now? Do i apply the filler first? Or a primer or what? Any help appreciated.
  2. someyoungphenom


    Aug 28, 2001
    Oh yeah, and ive already sanded it.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  4. .....Yellow?



  5. someyoungphenom


    Aug 28, 2001
    I love yellow!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    It has been selected as the "safest" color for automobiles
    by the Insurance Institute :) (red was 2nd).

    I bet there would be fewer Dromedarian-Peterbilt incidents
    if y'all painted them Road Trains racin' yellow ;)
  7. ..what about canary yellow? or fluro yellow? Have you discussed this with the Yellow Colourisation Department??


  8. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Fluorescent Yellow! Thar' ya' go! :D

    Yessir...the Y.C.D. just completed a 17-year study.
    They've concluded it would be easier to outfit those
    hump-ed wonder critters with li'l reflective safety vests
    than to paint those multi-axle behemoths :( sunshine yellow or sassy orange, your cloven-hooved
    honey will light up the night with a bold new look that says,
    "HEY! Don't run me over dammit! :mad:"

  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    What about baby poop yellow?
  10. hmm what has the world come to? Baby poop yellow basses and camel night cycling vest! :eek:



    now there's a go, a camel on a bicycle.......
  11. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    a yellow bass would surely catch my attention :)

    if that what you are going for
  12. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    *science guy voice on*

    you know...yellow is the color our eyes are tuned to pick up the most of, because that's the color that's most present in sunlight. that's why some fire departments are painting their rigs yellow/green, etc.

    *science guy voice off*

    yellow would be a cool bass color man. as long as it's not a daisy bass ;)

    i think i'm going to strip my dearmond and paint it gumby green. it looks like gumby.

  13. <b>Entering Mr. Smarty Pants Mode</b> (sorry for ripping you off, Sheepy;)
    <i>Actually, our eyes naturally pick up bright yellow green the most! Everyone knows that!:rolleyes:
    <b>Mr. Smarty Pants Mode Off</b>


    A bright yellow bass? That would be cooL! I've never seen a yellow bass in my life (according to my limited memory).. and yet I've never really thought about it at all. Interesting. Go for it!
  14. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I played in a heavy metal band in the mid-late 80s. I had two Jackson Charvel basses. Both factory finishes. One was Hot pink metal flake with an ebony neck. The other BRIGHT YELLOW!!!!!

    It was bright. Back then, they were fairly common. I know Jackson and Ibanez did yellow. I think ESP may have also.

  15. was it a hair band?:D
  16. Long live Old School thrash! woohoo, there's still a few around in my area. they rule! lol

    "Ok ok dad!"



  17. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    It was. But more of a wrong-side-of-the-tracks hair band. More like G&R than Cinderella or Poison. I tried really hard to grow out my hair but it drove me crazy. I eventually shaved my head (not slick but more like Marine boot camp)

    They decided that was sufficiently rebelious. I eventually quit that band. It was more trouble than it was worth. I am still best friends with the drummer, and that was 15 years ago.
  18. What kind of filler are you using? If wood then apply it first, if its an automotive spot putty apply the primer first.
    I recently refinished my Univox and must say, I did a damn fine job.
    Lots of sanding, primer, more sanding, putty, more sanding, primer,......
    Then finally paint, paint, paint, sand
    paint, paint, paint, sand.....
    clearcoat, clearcoat, clearcoat, clearcoat, sand
    clearcoat, clearcoat, clearcoat, sand
    polish, polish, polish, WAX

    then put it all together.

    If you can find it make sure to use a good lacquer, you get a much better finish. But since autobody shops don't like to use lacquer anymore its getting harder to find it in exciting colors.