1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

matte finish pickguard

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bass4u, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. bass4u

    bass4u Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    I hope this is in the correct forum. I'm putting together a Precision bass and am going for a black matte look. The body is a matte finish white and all the hardware has a black matte finish. I have a black pickguard that is shiny black and was wondering how you could give the black pickguard a matte finish.
    I'm assuming by sanding with some type of material but I don't want it to show any scratches. I guess I could buy a black matte finished pickguard but I would prefer to use the one that I have.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. K-Frog


    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    very fine sandpaper or 0000 steel wool should knock that shine down.
  3. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    800, 1000, And finally 1200 or 1500 wet sanding the whole thing.
  4. bass4u

    bass4u Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Thanks for the suggestions. I used 0000 steel wool and it worked perfect. No scratches just a nice matte finish.

Share This Page