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Trying my hand at a refinish project.

I've always wanted to refinish a guitar with a more "surfy" color, but I usually buy them in a color I already like. Well, I got a deal on a Squier VM Jaguar short scale bass, but it was all black and showed every fingerprint under the Sun. So, over the past few months I've been doing a little here and a little there to give it an approximation of surf green.

I'm still touching up the body, but here is the neck. For the faux surf green I used Rustoleum's 2X Ocean Mist. I also sanded off all of the nick finish and redid it with Birchwood Casey's Tru-Oil.

I also spent some time filing off some fret sprout and sanding the edges of the frets with various grades of emery cloth so they wouldn't feel so sharp. I did this mostly on the underside where the palm my hand will be.



Gold Supporting Member
Your bass looks great!

I was cobbling together a mini-pedalboard recently, and I stumbled across Rustoleum's satin Oasis Blue for the board.

They have a great selection of colors! It sprayed pretty well for a rattle can. With a little careful sanding that stuff will yield a decent color coat, in colors better than I'd probably mix up myself!
Thanks. I think if I were to do it over again I would use Duplicolor and find something close to lake placid blue.

Anyway, I finished up the body and put everything back together. Below is what it looks like now.

I have a bad Geezer Butler J pickup, so I'm trying to contact EMG about getting that fixed. It's supposed to be noise cancelling, but it screams like a banshee.

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That turned out really well.

Surf green is as cool as the other side of the pillow.


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Silver Supporting Member
Very nice! I chose surf green and tortoise for my PJ rebuild as well

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