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PostSubject: A new addition   Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:25 am

Just purchased a T-45 to go with my T-40.

The T-40 I have is natural and the T-45 is currently black but rather battered. I am planning a refinish job on it when the dents and scratches have been filled and sanded as it will need one by then.

I fancy doing it in Old Candy Apple Red as it is a suitable colour for the age of the bass but I accept it is not a standard colour for peavey at that time. It is also a colour I've always wanted a bass in.

I'm planning to heep the neck and all hardware stock.

Whilst I may regret asking this: Any other colour suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:24 pm

You can't go wrong with red IMHO.

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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:59 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:19 am

Some pics of the bass that is to be refinsihed.



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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:41 am

Looks nice just as it is but if you want to refinsh ,the red sounds good. The coffin case looks like a good alternative when the original case is not available.
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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:59 am

I need to see how bad the hole above the pickup is when it arrives. If it is something that can be sorted I may just get busy with some polish. If it can't and needs painting I may as well get a colour I really like and I have always wanted a candy apple red bass. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:40 am

You may want to talk to Scott about the cleaning and polishing. He gets AMAZING results.


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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:45 pm

Any advice would be most welcome. Scott?
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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:35 pm

I wrote about this in a previous thread. So, I'll copy/paste here. This application looks exceptionally good on dark colors. It will absolutely bring that black back to life!!!

Ok, as for cleaning and polishing I first use a product called Scratch-X. I buy some 100% cotton cloth diapers from Wal-Mart and start with about a dime size of product on the diaper and just work it into the finish. Don't let it sit on the finish, just work it in and wipe with a clean cloth. I'll do the entire instrument with that, including the fretboard. The fretboard on the T-40 I just bought was nasty. I removed the strings and really got into cleaning the fretboard. Took about an hour.

After the Scratch-X, I use a cleaner wax called Zymol. Both products can be found in any good Car Care store. Zymol comes in many different formulas, the one I use is a light bluish color and states "Original Formula". This product gives a super mirror like gloss. Do not use this on unfinished wood like rosewood fretboards. I'll do the same routine as with the Scratch-X, small amount on a cloth diaper working it into the finish and wiping clean. You will not believe the results especially on solid color finishes like black and red. It's ok to use these on natural finish T-40's, it has a sealer finish already on the wood. Using 3-4 coats of Zymol is optimum.

These products are made to clean and buff out small surface scratches and swirls, also to produce a beautiful mirror like finish. Hope this helps. If you buy these you won't be disappointed.

I use boiled linseed oil to clean rosewood fretboards. I have never had a problem with it drying out wood.

I hope this helps.

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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:56 am

Excellent, many thanks. Not sure we have those brands over here but I am sure we have similar products. Sounds like a trip to the car parts store is in order.
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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:12 pm

I would think these products are available over there. Here's what you want to get:

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PostSubject: Re: A new addition   Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:32 pm

That coffin case really looks like it fits a T-40 well. Also, it looks downright scary....especially with the black T inside...nice!!! How much do those cases run??
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