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DIT laquer removal

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by whitespike, Apr 24, 2009.


  1. whitespike

    whitespike

    Nov 28, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I'd love to lose the laquer on the back of my MIJ P bass' neck. ANy easy way to do this? Sanding seems risky....
     
  2. whitespike

    whitespike

    Nov 28, 2007
    Austin, TX
    "DIY" rather.
     
  3. Buskman

    Buskman

    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    Some 0000 steel wool should do the trick.

    Your not removing the lacquer, just giving it more of a satin-esque feel.

    People do it all the time, zero risk.
     
  4. Actually, I don't recommend removing ALL the finish from the back of the neck. If you want a soother, natural wood feel, you can accomplish this by sanding, not removing, the finish. I would use 400 grit wet or dry, or use the foam, micromesh, sanding pads now available or 0000 steel wool. Only sand enough to remove the gloss. This will greatly improve the playability.
    Rocky
     
  5. whitespike

    whitespike

    Nov 28, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Nice! I think I'll try the steel wool
     
  6. I sanded off all the lacquer on the back of my MIM P a year or so ago, used some emery cloth to make it smoother - no idea what grits they were and all that, but I do know it feels ace now! But yeah, I expect wire wool minus the sanding would do a similar thing
     
  7. whitespike

    whitespike

    Nov 28, 2007
    Austin, TX
    worked like a charm! Thnx.
     

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