#1
Hi all,

I'm shortly going to be re-painting an old copy P bass I picked up cheaply, and have decided on a tobacco sunburst like this:



My question is, in order to get the semi-opaque centre, should I use water based woodstain, then clear coat, then the dark brown laquer and then more clear coat?

or

Stain (no clear coat) then burst, then clear coat everything?

Does that make sense?

I wasn't sure on the whole stain under clear coat thing...
#2
Quote by neocaligatio
... My question is, in order to get the semi-opaque centre, should I use water based woodstain, then clear coat, then the dark brown laquer and then more clear coat?

or

Stain (no clear coat) then burst, then clear coat everything?

Does that make sense?

I wasn't sure on the whole stain under clear coat thing...

Either should work, it's preference. Some prefer the clearcoating before bursting the sides since it'll be "easier" to blend with the center color.

http://reranch.com/two_color_strat.htm

#5
Ok - stupid question, what happens on the back and sides? Do they get a coat of the darker colour before the fade goes on?

I don't want to end up trying to blend a harsh edge, as the body shape is quite smoothed at the edges.

Having never had the opportunity to look at the bass above in the flesh, I'm presuming the back is solid (dark) colour and not also sunburst.