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Removing stain on birdseye maple

Discussion in 'Non - Official Warwick Customer Support' started by bassoctopus, May 10, 2008.

  1. bassoctopus

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    The previous owner of my Infinity didn't seem to ever wax the bass. Because of this his thumb has left a dirty stain above the fron pickup in the beautiful maple top.

    Has anyone got any ideas for removing this?
     

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    i think you just have to suck it up and get another infinity without the blemish...I see no way around this one.

    That happened on my thumb, and i used some fine grit sandpaper and buffed it and waxed it and it seems to have gotten back to it's original color.
     
  3. bassoctopus

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    My luthier said he could do it, but suggested I just play the bass and not worry about it.

    It's all a bit of character I suppose, just interested if there was an easy way to sort it.
     
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    wow this is sorry but there is always that option to get the luthier to repair it. It does not look so evident but if you look at it as a blemish then it can get somewhat bothersome to you. the good thing is that this does not affect the playability of the bass.
     
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    It doesn't bother me so much - especially at the price I paid for the bass.
    :)
     
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    I absolutely love your Infinity Neil,it looks amazing.
    Leave it for your luthier mate,dont risk hurting her.Please.
     
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    From the photos it looks like an oil finish, without a high polish finish coat. I've removed stains like that from my ash bass with 0000 grade steel wool, make sure you tape the pickups up to avoid getting steel wool filings on them. Wax after the light sand...this mark will return however.

    I've seen some people put a small bit of gaffer tape over that spot as a protection, or even a small thing bit of clear plastic adhered to the area.

    If in doubt about doing it, either get a luthier or just leave it.
     
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