Guide to finishing.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KrazzyJoe, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. KrazzyJoe


    Jul 31, 2003
    I am probably going to buy a bass body from Warmoth, and get if finished there. Recently i've wanted a glitter finish, something different, so I would have to finish it myself. Are there any guides on this?
  2. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    If you have never used a professional paint spray gun, do not bother with it. Pay the money to have it done right. A good paint gun is about$100-150 USD. Then you need an air compressor to power the gun. After that, you need to buy paint. Even if you buy all the equipment, you still need dust-free paint-booth. Unless you plan on using your new paint gun often and build a paint-booth. Have someone do it for you.

    I dont know the website and I cant find it either. But, his name is Pat Wilkins. He is the industry standard for guitar finishing. Expect to pay between $250 and $350 USD for a glitter finish. Good luck!
  3. KrazzyJoe


    Jul 31, 2003
    Thanks, I would rather get it done anyway.
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Wilkins Guitars