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Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by [wolfman], Nov 12, 2006.

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    [wolfman]

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    a couple of pics of my new satin black finish on my lx5

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    that's awesome :shock: how did you do that?
     
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    just took it apart, rubbed the body down with wax remover and wire wool. then just sprayed it with satin black paint (the paint was called duracoat from homebase, it doesnt need priming) took me a couple of days to do from start to finish
     
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    Nice one Wolfie,is that the gaffer tape Streamer?
     
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    yep.... its the gaffa tape one
     
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    Man, satin black combined with gold hardware just screams elegance, refinement, tuxedo/ black tie affair. I love it.
     
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    Grrr,

    You shouldn't have taken that tape off that bass.... It looked so mean. Out of curiosity, did the tape leave any residue?

    /Patrik
     
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    It left a bit of residue, but the wax remover and wirewool took it off easy.
     
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    Residue from glue,grease etc. can be easily removed using Tea-Tree Oil.It also cleans tar off your car's paint without damaging it.
    Nice paint job Wolfie. :wink:
     
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    thanks mate

    think the next project bass will get the same paint. planning on doing something to a rockbass streamer - turning it into a real ROCKbass
     
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    Beautiful bass! Do you have any before shots?
     
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    here is a shot of it in action with the gaffa tape finish:

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    and here is one with its original natural finish:

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    ei man,

    great paint job, i just wonder, how's the sound? i mean i'm sure its great but for sure repainting affects the the sound, the brilliance, the growl, etc. just curious. :idea:
     
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    I will let Wolfie answer that but paint does not effect the sound. I mean strings, setup etc effects the sound a lot more. In an AB you could never hear "painted" vs"non painted". If you could, you would also probably hear the difference between waxed an non waxed wood. Cheerio / mats
     
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    to be honest a havn't noticed a great deal of difference if any to the sound. put new strings on it when i put it back together, so its hard to tell.
     
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