This was my first Ibanez. It's a RG-560, with a RG-550 neck.
Originally, it was metallic red, but when I bought it, the paint was awfull, full with cracks, dings. There was an extra hole between the volume and trebble knob. In short, the thing looked like crap. So when I got fed up with the axe, I decided to do a nice paint job on the body. Close the extra hole and such. Well, painting isn't my cup of tea... It's white now, but it's the worst paint job you'll ever see. Just one layer, looks like crap. I did a bad job on re wireing too.....
In January I bought a JS
-1000, so I can now take the time to do it right. I've took everything apart. Threw away those el-cheapo Ibanez p.u's.
This is my plan: Sand everything down, including the headstock. Fix every hole, ding and so. Do a nice paint job.
Don't know what color, but I think something metallic. Perhaps laser blue. Since the body will be full of filler, I can't do a clear or burnt stained finnish, which is a shame.
Next I'm gonne get my self a set of evo pickups. Re-wire the thing right....
There are a couple of things I need though, and maybe you guys have some input.
I need to do the logo on the headstock again. I'm not sure what color. I like the woodcolor headstoch with black logo, I don't think I can get that orriginal black headstock as nice as it should be. *I saw the logo files here somewere, but is there anyone who can make those stickers?
I've read somewhere that someone used car paint for the body. Sounds great to me, but what clear finnish do you use?
How many layers do you put on the body?
I'll get a new film for my camera, so you can see the progress. Any hints from the experst are greatly appriciated!