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finishing help

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jackson, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. jackson


    Jul 28, 2004
    This I my first post on talk bass so hi everyone. And as I am in a bit of strife I am hoping the answer lies with the collective knowledge of the members. the story begins...just recently I bought a black Ibanez rb850 (86) then I bumped the headstock and found that under the black was a pearl white finish, I then proceeded to sand all the black off with 400 wet and dry, the problem is that (yes you guessed it) I went through the original finish in a couple of spots about half as big as your little fingernail. Is there any way I can repair these blemishes short of a full respray? Correct me if I am wrong but I think the original finish is some type of polyester. Would this be right?
    regards rob
  2. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    you can try to color match it and fade spray it in......its not the easyest ( and white is probly the hardest color to match ) then wetsand, reclear it.

    least thats how we did it on cars : )