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    SunBlue. The Final Refinish.

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    Ok so to cut a long story short five years ago I did a very bad job of refinishing this bass. It wasn’t too bad a job, the concept was Daphne Blue over sunburst with the intention of after years of playing the sunburst would eventually start showing through (hate faked relic finishes, earn your stripes!)
    Five years later the Acrilic paint I used, over the stock polyurethane finish isn’t creating the modern/classic effect I had in mind... so time to do it properly.

    I have successfully refinished a few guitars and basses with nitrocellulose now so fear not I’ve got the hang of it now.
    Finished photos to follow.
    Got a lot of history with this bass, it’s still my go to #1.
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    Last edited by danny-79; 10-01-2019 at 11:04 AM.

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    cool! I love it. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Can I buy back my sunburst ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by five7 View Post
    Can I buy back my sunburst ray.
    Got a Blue one on order but not selling...
    it’s been a few years now, 2009/10?
    Feels like I’ve deleted history but looking at it like something new out of something old and keep putting the miles on it !

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    It looks great, you have the touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samoht View Post
    cool! I love it. Can't wait to see the finished product.
    Photos will follow

    Quote Originally Posted by five7 View Post
    It looks great, you have the touch.
    Thank you. I’ve done all the heavy lifting, body is all prepped now, sanding sealer is on.
    Primer. Colour. Lacquer then build it back up and put more miles on it.
    I’ve been debating doing it since the start of the year but been a bit reluctant for sentimental reasons but it had to be done.
    Examples of other nitrocellulose refinishing jobs I’ve done are on my Facebook bass page (link in signature if you need it or want to check them out)

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    I love nitro finishes and I love blue guitars...add some actual play wear and I'm 100% sold. How did you do the original finish stripping? You've got me thinking about this for my #1 SR5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samoht View Post
    I love nitro finishes and I love blue guitars...add some actual play wear and I'm 100% sold. How did you do the original finish stripping? You've got me thinking about this for my #1 SR5.
    I had to remove the acrylic paint with chemicals/ paint stripper, then remove the original stock finish from underneath with heat. Heat gun.
    (Loads of photos of past projects at different stages on my bass page. Link in sig if you’re interested in full process)

    Today. Nothing exciting but primer is on and looking pretty flawless so definitely happy with it. Blue then lacquer next

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    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    Looks good, even just primer'd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samoht View Post
    Looks good, even just primer'd.
    Thanks

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    SunBlue. The Final Refinish.-6bcf2a26-7b0d-4ce7-afd5-8ea0eb395b58-jpg

    Nothing too exciting to report apart from a bad camera phone picture of wet paint, but SunBlue is once again Daphne Blue.
    Saturday is lacquer day then build it back up.
    Watch this space

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    SunBlue. The Final Refinish.-ecb1224b-680a-4c22-941c-2c4545899025-jpg

    Not the best of photos, it’s lacquered (day earlier than planned) but it appears I have a new problem. I brought a new pick guard in black to replace the old tired one and just found a Tort one in my parts stash !
    Black or Tort ?!!?!?

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    Tort

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    Tort

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    Tort

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