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How to fix a finish from wear and tear??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by odie, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Sorry mods I wasnt sure if this belonged in Misc, Bass, or setup.

    Well as you may have heard Im buying Larry K's Modulus Q'5. It's a little older and will have a fair share of wear on the finish.

    Is there a way to "buff" out bassic surface scratches and return a little bit of luster back in the finish??
  2. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    Yes, but you will need to remove the pickups, knobs, etc.

    Get yourself some white liquid polishing compound at http://www.stew-mac.com, and a rotary buffer, or an attachment that goes on the head of a drill that will spin a buff pad. Wet the pad, apply the compound, and move the pad over the surface. Don't let it get too dry and make sure you don't heat things up with the friction. Be nice and consistent, never dwelling on one spot. You will make more progress if you apply the polishing compound and let it glaze, and then buff it. The whole bass should take you a half hour tops (after you take pickups out, and remove knobs, and pots).

    It will look like a brand new bass after you are done.


  3. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    So you recommend the Swirl remover? Or do you think I would need a fine can also?

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