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I want to put a finish on my P bass...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Mike Money, Jul 31, 2003.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I sanded the paint off of it when I defretted it.


    I was wondering if I could use the same polyeruothane on the body as I did on my fretboard...

    I used Minwax Polyurethane Fast drying... clear satin color.

    Also, if polyurethane will work, could you recommend some that has some color to it?

    Thanks

    - MM
     
  2. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    Poly is usually clear.. you have to stain (or for solid colors - pigment/paint) befor you apply the poly topcoat.
     
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Ya, but I want to make sure that it will be ok as a finish. I might just get it painted, but the wood looks really cool.
     
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
  5. You can use a poly urethane as a finish without a problem. Warmoth uses it, I believe carey nordstrand also uses it, as do many others who want a hard finished bass. Your best bet is to find a poly you can spray and use that.


    here is a thread where Hambone broke it down for me. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=95891