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Refinishing a Corvette body

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by lino, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I bought a used Warwick Corvette of which, with great help of Hambone, I am restoring the fretboard because a previous owner did a "not-so-good" job in making it fretless..
    The body (I think swamp ash?) has become very "uneven", probably because it hasn't been waxed and therefore dried out. See the pics included.
    I am thinking of resanding the whole body and then finishing it with oil or wax.
    Does anyone have experience with this? The downside is that I'll have to sand off about 2mm of the body to make it even again.......I don't want to mess up the body, but also I think the body can look much better then it does now.
    Also what kind of finish would you advice to use? I read about tru-oil, tung-oil etc. Not sure what to do.

    Any advice is most welcome.


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    Apr 20, 2005
    ****, what did that last owner do to it!

    those two delves in the grain look nasty.

    if it was my bass i would get the 2mm removed just to even out the top a bit.
  3. I'm certainly no expert...

    But after a bit of sanding, you may need to use some 'grain filler'. A search on TB for 'grain filler' will reveal more about how it is typically used.

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