Fix for where a sticker has left a non-faded patch?

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noplanb
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Fix for where a sticker has left a non-faded patch?

Post by noplanb » 19 Dec 2017, 21:31

I have seen a bass with a natural finish, but it has had stickers on it removed, and has left lighter colour patches. Probably a standard polyurethane finish. They are unsightly - any ideas on ways of reducing their contrast? - short of sanding back and starting again - think retaining orig logo on headstock.
I've thought of masking around them and applying UV to just that spot to accelerate the aging/darkening to match the rest.
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Re: Fix for where a sticker has left a non-faded patch?

Post by bigswifty » 20 Dec 2017, 08:44

I've had this on a natural finish headstock where the previous owner had left his clip-on tuner there for years. I didn't care for how it looked either but like the bass enough to buy it anyway. I store my "most used" basses on single stands, not in cases, and after about a year of being on its stand in my house the non-faded bit had "caught up" to the faded bit and it looked right again.
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