So I wasn't feeling well, was a little loopy from medication, and stupidly decided to try and install some new pickups without taking any of the usual precautions. Long story short - I dripped melted solder directly on the finish of my jazz bass. This is the only instrument I own that I really care about as far as appearance is concerned so I was more than a little ticked with myself. It basically melted a small narrow pit about one centemeter long into the glossy urethane finish (I think they use urethane on US jazz basses, I could be wrong). Anyway, it is just an ugly mark and I can live with it, but if there are any tricks I might be able to use to reduce the visible damage, I would love to give it a try. It's not worth refinishing the whole body in my opinion, so if that's the only real option, I'll just suck it up and let it be a reminder not to be stupid in the future The finish color is candy red, if that helps.