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adding color without stripping?

 
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BobaSeth



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: adding color without stripping? Reply with quote

Hello,
I'm hoping you guys/gals can give me some advice on this.
I have two basses that I love the feel and sound, but not thrilled with the color.
Normally, I'd just spray them something obnoxiously bright with deep pearls and metallics and stripes, and... well you know
But I REALLY love the wood on these. Just not the color.
So what would you recommend for products and techniques to add some color without completely covering the woodgrain and without having to strip the current finish?
Here are the two basses in question
ESP LT B-206

Carvin LB76


Thanks everybody :]
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Lon



Joined: 30 Dec 2003
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Location: Stephenville, TX

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, you need to find out what kind the satin product they used, poly, nitro, etc. You can use a compatible clear coat product and tint it any color. You probably will need to strip the body of hardware, scuff sand the entire body and clean with wipes of naptha. Poly will need a good scuff sand to promote good adhesion. Nitro lacquer just needs a good cleaning with naptha, then shoot the toner color. If you don't have a spray unit, then you can use a Preval spray unit at any big box store. Once the color is decided, mix it thin and spray the color until you like, each coat will get darker and darker as you go. Once the color is right, spray your clear coats

I use Transtint colors for toners, mostly in nitro clear
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BobaSeth



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lon :]
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