chipped laquer

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by smuttley, Jan 1, 2001.

  1. smuttley


    Sep 29, 2000
    My bass recently fell from it's strap when i had my hands full (i normally keep at least one hand on the bass at all times), and only a few days before straplocks i had ordered are due to arrive.

    the stained laquer chipped a bit, exposing the bare wood.
    what should i do to protect the wood and prevent the laquer chipping more?
  2. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Sorry it happen but look at it this way. Chances are it was going to happen sooner or later and it adds character. Umm, outside of buying a new bass theres only two ways to go about this I can think of. If it bothers you that bad you can always try nail polish(cheap) or car paint(a little less cheap). Good Luck.
  3. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Go look at and see if you can find a tip. I think I remember seeing Dan Erlewine in a column say he uses Super Glue (cyanoacrylate) to fill chips. Though that doesn't do anything for the color -- maybe there's a hot tip for that too! If you don't find a tip on the website, order the free catalog -- it's LOADED with repair tricks.