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post #1 of 8 Old 10-21-2017, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Light spots in bare wood (pics) NEED ADVICE

I'm working on refinishing a bass guitar, and after sanding, I've got some mysterious light areas in the bare wood. What are these? Any way to fix them?
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Those light areas are the actual bare wood. It looks like you've not sanded through all the sealer on most of the guitar yet. You have a lot more sanding ahead of you.
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I'm not saying I'm gonna do this, but just out of curiosity, what would the results look like if I were to dye (yes, dye, Keda wood dye) it as it is how?
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Would a pre-stain conditioner help with this? My main concern is changing the weight and contour of the instrument too much by sanding a whole lot. It would probably change the sound of the instrument a little.
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Any time you refinish wood it should start with a methylene chloride type paint and varnish remover. When you sand a finish off some places you leave the wood still sealed with the old finish still embedded in the wood.

At present you have more places with the old finish still on it than stripped so I would start again with paint stripper.
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Alright! Thanks for the advice! Just picked up some premium methylene chloride stripper and am about to get back at it! Thanks again!
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Alright! Thanks for the advice! Just picked up some premium methylene chloride stripper and am about to get back at it! Thanks again!
Forgot to mention, what is the temperature where you are? No stripper including professional removers work well below 70 degrees.
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Forgot to mention, what is the temperature where you are? No stripper including professional removers work well below 70 degrees.
Didn't see this until after I stripped. I think it was probably right about 70 degrees. Anyway, I got as much stripped out and sanded off as I could. I used a wood conditioner before dyeing, but the dye still turned out really blotchy.

LUCKILY, it was a water-based dye, so I just spot-sanded, and kept running down the bass with a damp rag, and it turned out alright. It's not perfect, but luckily the major problem areas will be covered by standard bass guitar hardware.

Some of the spots in the pictures are lacquer runs, and there's some light glares, so the pictures really don't do the dye job justice. I've got my first layer of lacquer on.

I have to say, while again it's not perfect, I'm pretty proud of myself. I have literally never worked with wood before. Thanks again for the advice!
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