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Need to remove finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by sleazylenny, Nov 7, 2002.


  1. sleazylenny

    sleazylenny

    Jun 20, 2002
    Mpls, MN
    I love my Stingray, really. When I played her she felt and sounded so good, I bought her DESPITE the horrendous finish she was sporting ( I think it's called "Autumn Red",sparkly orange darkening to brownish red , Brrrrrrr!!!!!)

    So, how do I get the crud off? I'm sort of rough with my guitars, and the chips I've put in it reveal to me a daunting task. It's really thick and in many different layers. I'm ok with taking my bass apart and refinishing it. I just need to know what is best to remove this finish.

    ( p.s.- Anyone know of a durable urethane I can use after I stain the wood?)
     
  2. BTBbassist

    BTBbassist join us for mankala hour!

    Apr 20, 2002
    Westlake Village, CA
    www.reranch.com

    That should answer just about everything when it comes to refinishing.

    Check out their "Refinishing 101" section. It's really well done.
     
  3. sleazylenny

    sleazylenny

    Jun 20, 2002
    Mpls, MN
    Yup, that sites pretty much got it all! Thanx!:)