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I need the body of my precision bass stripped of paint, can anyone recomend a company who dips, I heard there was someone in Torry, has anyone had this done?

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My mate stripped his bass with a set of keys and some sandpaper he did a pretty good job aswell but I think it took him a month or two! I'm looking at getting the same done with my bass...let us know the cost!

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How old is the bass G? If its a nitro finish thats on it, it should come off with a sander(wear a mask).

If its a modern poly finish.... then you should call that company. Careful though.... I've heard horror stories of boddies being split at the wood joins. The stuff that's required to get a poly finish off has to be damn strong!

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Just get some piant stripper and do it yourself. Obviously remove the hardware before hand. Depending on the make you might find that the body has been sealed and then the colour applied before that is sealed.

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i'm curious' date=' are you planning on having it re-painted after its been stripped down?

or putting a finish (tung oil etc) to bring out the natural finish ?[/quote']

Its going to be an oil finish

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How old is the bass G? If its a nitro finish thats on it' date=' it should come off with a sander(wear a mask).

If its a modern poly finish.... then you should call that company. Careful though.... I've heard horror stories of boddies being split at the wood joins. The stuff that's required to get a poly finish off has to be damn strong![/quote']

It is a poly finish and I tried sanding it for about 9,000,000 years, nitro morse is the stuff but not nice to work with.

I phoned the two local companies who do acid dipping and neither are interested, so nitro morse it is....

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Unlucky. Best bet is to sand it a bit, put some of that stripper stuff on, Leave it a while, then scrape off. repeat. Bet its gonna take ages :(

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Unlucky. Best bet is to sand it a bit' date=' put some of that stripper stuff on, Leave it a while, then scrape off. repeat. Bet its gonna take ages :([/quote']

Thanks I needed cheering up.......:down:

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how come you're stripping it down anyway? is the finish buggered? or just feel like a change?

I'd love to see some of pics of the finished project

It was quite a nice sunburst but being a non-nitro paint job it will never age and therfore never look "cool" :down:

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Well at least it's got a transparent finish at the moment so you know what you are getting.

Some people get a brainwave to strip down a solid paint job and then get miffed when they realise it's a nasty looking multipart body underneath.

Fender aren't stupid, if it's a nice piece of wood they'll use it for a transparent finish.

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that's why i like my us precision and my stingray. the precision is sunset orange transparent and the stringray is translucent purple which means you're guaranteed nice wood underneath. and i'm a man who likes nice wood!

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The exception to the rule is probably my Mark Knopfler strat, it's made of swamp ash which is usually highly figured, but it was chosen for its lightweight and tonal properties rather than looks, hence it sits behind a red finish.

So I guess I'll never know.

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My sunburst Tele has nice wood also. Its just a pity its neve gonna age like a Nitro finish would. Nevermind. My New Tele will age nicely with its nitro finish!

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that's why i like my us precision and my stingray. the precision is sunset orange transparent and the stringray is translucent purple which means you're guaranteed nice wood underneath. and i'm a man who likes nice wood!

/x

Your wood always makes me gasp with joy.......ken fit a mean????

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