my project for this superbowl sunday

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by boamedt, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. boamedt


    Jul 2, 2008
    Santa Rosa, Ca
    so i got an idea to get rid of that awful shiny finish on my fiesta red squier CV P Bass. So i looked it up on here to get some ideas and ran across a deglossing thread that had quite a few people trying out with mostly success. So i thought why not give it try, a nice matte fiesta red would be cool. I am still currently working on it...anyways on to the pictures!



    Got the body mostly done:
  2. Looking good, are you using sandpaper to knock down the gloss?
  3. boamedt


    Jul 2, 2008
    Santa Rosa, Ca
    im actually trying out scotch bright pads on this one. Normally i would wet sand, but i wanted to try the scotch bright pads as some people had some good results on here
  4. dukeandrews


    Jan 24, 2014
    Never used scotchbrite, but I have 600 grit wet sanded my last two basses with great success. It takes a while to do it by hand, but it is worth the time. Also, I like the wet sand because it doesn't leave scratches, just a matte finish.

    BTW love the fiesta red!
  5. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Nice! Definitely looks classier with a matte finish for that color. I never really liked Fiesta Red all that much myself. But now that you've deglossed it a bit, I find myself actually starting to like it. Got sort of a tomato cream soup vibe going for it. Definitely different and understated. That merits a "def cool!" in my book.

    Be sure you post final photos when you're done.
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  6. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    i love matte finished goods!
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  7. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Won't need to worry too much about polishing off any fingerprints before you go on stage with it either. Matte has it's practical advantages too. :cool:
  8. boamedt


    Jul 2, 2008
    Santa Rosa, Ca
    its getting put back together...that difference between the shiny pickguard compared to the matte finish, i almost want to dull the pickguard. what do you guys think??
  9. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    I would dull the pickguard, or get a white or mint guard. I like it a lot!
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  10. boamedt


    Jul 2, 2008
    Santa Rosa, Ca
    yea im going to go with a diff pickguard overall, i was thinking oldschool with an anodized gold pg, but a mint would look good too!
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  11. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    The anodised gold guard is one I like, but try to play one before you buy. They can have a "texture" that some people find off-putting.
    I have one on my P bass with no issues besides wear marks.

    Matte black or matte ivory would be nice with that imo. You could also go ano black.
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  12. dukeandrews


    Jan 24, 2014
    Fiesta and gold is the bee's knees.
  13. Gloss pick guard looks awesome with the matte body
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  14. Okstatefan


    Jul 26, 2015
    When I read the beginning of the first post, I thought you might be out of your mind.

    I'll retract that immediately. The finished product is outstanding.
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  15. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    Looks great! And I like the glossy pg.
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  16. timocharis


    Oct 29, 2015
    That bass has gone from (can I say ugly?) to perfect. Great job. I like the glossy pickguard too, but it's not a big deal. All the other ideas sound good too. Might just play it as it lies for a while and see if it grows on you.
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  17. I only use Scotchbrite pads to remove the shiny. Works like a charm on necks (I hate shiny, gloss finishes on necks).

    You did a perfect job. Me, I'd keep the pickguard shiny, I think it looks awesome.
  18. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Lordy! That's so retro looking! Scotchbrite mojo'ed!

    FWIW I like the shiny pickguard too.

    But parchment or a matte black single layer would be equally interesting combinations.
  19. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    What's wrong with a gloss finish?
  20. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Looks great! I love satin bodies on instruments.
    Did you just use the regular green scocthbrite pads?
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