Touching up a Geddy Lee Fender J-Bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by asnutter, May 11, 2005.

  1. asnutter


    May 11, 2005
    Southwestern PA
    Great Website!!!

    I have a Fender G.Lee J-bass, black, with some minor scratches on the back and bottom that appear to have come from a belt buckle...

    I was wondering how I might best touch them up?? i.e., what type of paint and where I might get it...

    any help would be appreciated...

    Pittsburgh, PA (home of the STEELERS!!!)
  2. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    That's buckle rash there, son. It's a mark of honor - it means the bass is being played. Unless it's not from your own belt buckle, you want to keep that.

    Otherwise, if it's not from you (and I would understand wanting to paint over it, so that you can make your own), I think StewMac has something along the lines of what you seek.
  3. teej


    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    There's always black fingernail polish. Most polishes are nitrocelluose lacquer -- the same stuff used on (some/most) bodies today.

    I wonder if that automotive scratch remover stuff would work?
  4. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    I've tried the scratch remover, It can make scratches less noticeable but it won't totally cover/remove them.