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BTB675 Flat Finish Care
KEOKIH
#1 Posted : 10/16/2014 12:03:16 PM

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First, I have done a diligent search here and elsewhere on this topic and a definitive answer escapes me. The look and feel of this finish is very close to that of unfinished wood. I must assume some sort of protective material is applied to retard the penetration of grime, beer, etc., etc. Surely there is a simple method using available products to clean and protect this very attractive bass guitar. This instrument is just purchased and I am hoping not to mess it up so any guidance/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Bill@Ibanez
#2 Posted : 10/16/2014 3:01:27 PM
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You will not need to use any kind of oils like you would use on bare wood. This is because you are correct, this bass uses a very thin matte finish clear coat over the wood. I would use a clean rag to wipe away any dirt or dust. A guitar polish might be OK to use, as it is the same kind of clear finish, but since it is a polish, it may make it look less matte.

Hope this helps,
-Bill
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#3 Posted : 10/16/2014 3:24:15 PM

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Very helpful Bill. Thank you for the reply. Warm regards.
Koen VG
#4 Posted : 8/10/2015 11:33:26 AM

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@Bill : do you know the exact type of coat that is used ?
I would like to round the sharp edge on my BTB 675 where my arm rubs while playing .
On rounding this , I would lik to apply some new finish (varnish or laquer) to protect the wood .

I have a lot of experience in repairing wood , but it would be nice to know the type of applied protection .
If its synthetic , then there is less of a problem in spraying whatever protection ,
If its cellulose or other , it can start a chemical reaction , witch will ruin the finish.

thanks for your help

regards

Koen from Belgium
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#5 Posted : 8/17/2015 9:01:44 PM
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It is a synthetic poly applied over the wood.

-Bill
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