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Musicmaster Bass Restoration

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by birdman14, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. birdman14


    Feb 7, 2011
    Hello everybody, This is going to be a two-fold thread, one to show the progress on my first restoration; and second to have some questions answered. So far, I have the body stripped down to the sealer.
    My only question right now is should I strip all of the sealer off too or should I just touch up the areas that don't have sealer?
    Now for the pictures.


    DSCN2170. DSCN2177.


  2. birdman14


    Feb 7, 2011
    Has anybody left the sealer on and just painted over it after sanding it to fine grit?
  3. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    if the wood is sealed thats a good thing before painting on a color coat.
    you can paint on the sealer if you'd like as long as you have sanded out any major imperfections.
  4. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    I'd leave the sealer on. If you sand deeper than that, you risk changing the contours.

    Besides, sealer is what holds the mojo in...
  5. praisegig

    praisegig Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    Stephenville, TX
    I left the sanded sealer on these, with no problems.


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