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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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JEM BSB. Restore

Have anyone tried to restore a really beat up body on a BSB.
Or change the color from green to blue.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

Seems like restoring the body would be difficult, since its not just like drop-filling lacquer or anything. Restoring the body for paint or a traditional finish would be easy enough, but would be very difficult to maintain the unique finish.
I would guess that changing color would be easy, though likely destroy its value. Would probably just need to lightly sand it down, and add a dye. Then perhaps spray with a little matte sealer or something just to keep the color from coming off on you.
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

Depends how bad the dents are. Light marks/dents can be sanded flat but there isn't much you can do about chips, major dents. You could fill them with a stainable wood filler but even if you do an amazing job if it, these areas will still stand out.

Refinishing is easy enough though- buy a water based dye, blowtorch and bob's your uncle.
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

A member on here did it and made a brilliant job of it:

http://www.jemsite.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=107&c=6

I think there's a thread about it somewhere too.
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

[QUOTE=IbanezDaemon;1223831]A member on here did it and made a brilliant job of it:

http://www.jemsite.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=107&c=6

It was that picture that put me on the idea. Have seen some green beat up ones for sale. And compared with morris"squid finger"daley BSB they look total uninteresting to have in a collection.
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

Cool. That's the best looking BSB I've ever seen. I always wanted to do one like that as well.

Here is the original thread on the guitar. Maybe it will be of some use to you:

Refinished BSB
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

Tip from furniture restorers, get a damp/very damp cloth and get a hot clothes iron and heat the dented/dinged through the damp cloth. The water gets in and expands the wood cells. Not perfect but took some nasty ones out of my table.
Just a thought...
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

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Tip from furniture restorers, get a damp/very damp cloth and get a hot clothes iron and heat the dented/dinged through the damp cloth. The water gets in and expands the wood cells. Not perfect but took some nasty ones out of my table.
Just a thought...

I tried that on a dent on my Jem BFP . And it works.
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Tip from furniture restorers, get a damp/very damp cloth and get a hot clothes iron and heat the dented/dinged through the damp cloth. The water gets in and expands the wood cells. Not perfect but took some nasty ones out of my table.
Just a thought...
Hmmm going to have to try that on the little ding on the top of my RG2750E VGD...
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

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Cool. That's the best looking BSB I've ever seen. I always wanted to do one like that as well.

Here is the original thread on the guitar. Maybe it will be of some use to you:

Refinished BSB
Thanks for the comment about my BSB, I've still got the guitar and will take some pics to show you what it looks 6 years on. Its still looking quite blue but I've been thinking of doing the same again.
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

I know there is one for sale, i guess it's a really good price about $1240 and it's in very good condition but BSB's just not my thing, don't think they look good. I thought they were more expensive then that,but i guess it depends.
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Re: JEM BSB. Restore

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Thanks for the comment about my BSB, I've still got the guitar and will take some pics to show you what it looks 6 years on. Its still looking quite blue but I've been thinking of doing the same again.
No probs, credit where credit is due, you did an absolutely great job on that guitar. If I thought I could pull that off I'd have a go at it. Looking forward too seeing the pics and interested to hear you may be about to do another.
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