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cleaning the finish

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vinny, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. vinny


    Apr 3, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I have an older ('78 I think) Rick 4001 LH. It is/was white with black binding. Over the years the finish has yellowed dramatically. Is there any way I can clean this without damaging or degrading the finsh? Thanks, Vin.
  2. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    not unless you want to have it refinished, unfortunately. the yellowing is part of the aging process. it happens to all of them. my son got a MIM jazz bass in '01 and last summer he had it defretted. when we took the tuners off (for shipping the neck), you could see the difference in the exposed part of the headstock and the places that were covered by the bushings. what can you do?
  3. haxality


    Feb 14, 2006
    I believe aquateen is correct. Over the years, especially with Rics, any white or clean wood part of the finish will generally yellow (or 'age', if you want a better mental picture :)
  4. vinny


    Apr 3, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Thanks guys.

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