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painting and finishing, how to and what to use?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by big evil robot, Jun 29, 2005.


  1. big evil robot

    big evil robot Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Innovations Music - Retailer
    I'm currently trying to re-finish my girlfriends old musicmaster bass. It was severly abused by a previous owner, its original finish was olympic white by the looks of remnants I've found. It was "standed" with a fork and a chisel by the looks of the scratches in the wood, and spray painted black.
    I've got most of the black off now and getting close to having it sand smooth and it looking closer to its real self.

    As I'd like to continue doing this with putting together my own instruments, (I have a couple others I'm working on) I'm wondering what I would use as the best paint brand, and the sort of spray gun I should look for.

    I know doing nitro or poly sprays is dangerous territory, I'm not even thinking about that for now.
     
  2. big evil robot

    big evil robot Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Innovations Music - Retailer
    is spray can ok?
    would i be better off with an aircompressor paint gun?

    any specific brand of paint?