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Age old question about repainting a cheap bass.

 
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Chikov



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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Age old question about repainting a cheap bass. Reply with quote

I am a die hard hitro guy. However, I was asked to repaint brand new, black Squire bass into pink color for a beginner girl player. I figured I just finish it with Rustoleum paint from Walmart - bubble gum pink then gloss clear. Question is, should I strip old Poly paint, or it is kosher to just shoot over the original paint in this situation?
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd wipe it down good with naptha then spray primer then spray the color coat.
I have sprayed over existing finishes just make sure that the Rustoleum paint that you are going to use is compatible with the finish that you are going to spray over i would spray a small area in the pickup cavity or control
cavity to see how it reacts.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old poly finish in good shape will make a great base
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, you just saved me whole lot of time! I just need to pick up some primer - forgot to buy it... I will keep you posted on progress and add a couple of photos too, just for fun.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be worth your time to scuff sand the existing finish before spraying the Rustoleum.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaybones wrote:
Might be worth your time to scuff sand the existing finish before spraying the Rustoleum.

Good idea - i will do it tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As promised, I followed all the advice. I scuff sanded the poly with 400 grit sandpaper. Next, I sprayed it with 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of pink. Next, I sprayed most of the 1st can of clear. Question is, when it comes to this type of clear finish, should I use 2 cans of it or one will be enough?




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