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I wanna wax my body...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by HeavyDuty, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    ...my bass body, that is! ;)

    I have an inexpensive swamp ash bodied Korean Steinberger coming that I'm considering refinishing. I was thinking a simple matte oil finish, but what about a Warwick-style waxed finish?

    How is a Warwick finish done? Is it oiled then waxed? What kind of wax - the same as is used for butcher block furniture? Is it going to make my light colored swamp ash body ugly, or would it be complementary?

    Can anyone offer any tips?
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Use a tung oil varnish blend, several coats. Let dry, then use a furniture paste wax like Butcher's brand. I usually do one last rub with extra fine steel wool before the wax goes on.

    On most woods, the wax brings an extra shine out of the wood. I use it on everything.
  3. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Oh yeah, ive always wanted to wax my body to, i bet it would feel goooooooodd then, after you peel all that stuff off, you could have this huge ball of wa....... oh.... BASS body..... of course,, i knew that,,, thats what i was talking about.... right.....