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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.

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