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Clear coat over paint

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by timo, Sep 18, 2005.


  1. timo

    timo

    May 31, 2005
    Halifax, UK
    After much messing around and my bass being determind not to be painted (car paint melting enamel coats, paint randomly melting in the sun and masking tape pulling the finish off) i'm ready to finish the thing.

    I want a tough clear coat on top of the paint as I used this really dodgey enamel stuff (www.spraypaint.co.uk) that melts, dents and is generally really bad for painting basses.

    I was thinking of using polyurethane but I don't know anything about it. If I use water based stuff will it go over the enamel without melting it like the car paint did? Can I just use regular varnish?

    Whatever I use I'll test it on a scrap piece to make sure. I need something thats readily available in the UK, preferably this afternoon :)
     
  2. timo

    timo

    May 31, 2005
    Halifax, UK
    Anyone? I'm off to uni on friday so i need it done by then!