Poll: To relic or not to relic?
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View poll results: To relic or not to relic?
Leave it relic
3 30%
Sand it down
7 70%
Voters: 10.
First off, hello everybody! Long time, no post. I acquired a black MIM jazz V earlier this week, and I spent most of this morning stripping the paint off of it (heat gun style). I've done several refinishing jobs before, and generally after the original finish is gone I like to sand the body down as smooth as possible (the stripping process sometimes nicks the body up a little bit).

For this bass however, I don't know. I've attached some photos to go along with the poll, and I just want some other opinions.

So what have you UG? Leave it reliced and apply poly as is? Or Sand it silky smooth?
Quote by supersac
that looks nice now
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i agree with this. i'd still put a layer of protecty stuff over the wood now though.

(yeah i have no idea about this kinda stuff)
Quote by Spaz91
Poor woodwork does not a relic make.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by this. Can you elaborate?

I sanded it earlier today,and the body looks super smooth. The second coat is drying right now, just a high-gloss polyurethane. I will post pictures of the finished product, of course.
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Quote by Spaz91
Rough edges don't look good, it doesn't make it look like an instrument that has aged through use, just one that's been dropped a lot.

Its really subjective, but I'm glad you got a chance to express your opinion. Everybody needs that.

I digress, I sanded it all pretty and such, and I'm super happy with how it came out.

The final picture came out crappy, but oh well. Thanks for the opinions, all 9 people who voted.
it looks a lot better sanded. good job
I just want to know that I did all I could with what I was given.