SIMS SPRAY SHOP - FINISH TYPES

MODERN 2K FINISHES


Modern poly finishes are the standard type of finish these days due to its hardness and clarity. They have become the norm over the last 40 years or so since their creation because of how reliable they are at protecting the guitar.


SATIN vs HIGH GLOSS

Satin is a sandblasted finish that has a very smooth, quick feel with more light absorbent qualities. This means that when light hits it, it does not shine or gleam but rather glows and appears much more soft to the eye. We can offer any colour in a satin finish if desired. We have 6 standard stain pearl colours that are used for our Enfield basses, to learn more visit the Enfield Lionheart page.

Our High Gloss finishes are polished several times with various buffers to achieve its highly reflective qualities. This means that when the light hits it, it reflects straight back which creates a shiny appearance that you would expect to see from any modern factory finished instrument with a high gloss look. We can also offer this type of finish in any colour if desired.


BEFORE YOU CONTINUE...

When enquiring about our Spray Shop services there are a few options to think about that may not have crossed your mind. These will alter the price of your quote based on the time and resources required.

  • Do you want the headstock, neck and/or pickguard painted too?

  • You can take the guitar apart and send it unloaded which will save you money as it saves us time.

  • We can strip the old lacquer for you in preparation for the respray or you can strip it yourself before sending to us. However, please bare in mind that if this is not done professionally that we will only be able to half the stripping charge due to the preparation needed to achieve a the factory style professional finish that we always aim to deliver.

  • Having your guitar or bass refinished can also be the perfect opportunity to have other custom work or alterations made such as pickup swapouts, hardware changes, neck profile, body shape recontouring, routing etc. If this is what you desire then we can also provide the new components if necessary or you can send them, along with your instrument for us to fit. This could save you money and many complications in the long run!