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Re-Finishing An Oil Finished Warwick?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Ronny49, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Ronny49


    Aug 22, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hey guys... I just got a Warwick Streamer 5 LX SE in an oil finished spalted maple. But it actually looks like poplar to me. I want to finish it in a translucent gloss cherry burst finish.

    But my local painter tells me that once a bass is finished in oil, it can never be refinished again due to the oil sinking in about an 1/8th of an inch.

    What I am doing is either confirming what he has informed me of or I would like to know if there are any other options. Are there any pro painters on this board?

    Please let me know if I have any options.

  2. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    Owner/Builder of LoPrinzi Basses.........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder
  3. Ronny49


    Aug 22, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ