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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Saber Refinish Question

I sanded down an older Saber because the old black finish had been beaten to death by a previous owner. I fell in love with the mahogany underneath and have decided that I'd like to leave it natural. What would I use to to seal it up and give it a stock Ibanez look? Like some of the other clear-finished Sabers? Thanks!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 10:13 AM
 
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Re: Saber Refinish Question

I did my S470 with Tung Oil and it looks fantastic
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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This was done with Danish oil, pretty much the same as tung oil just faster drying.
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Re: Saber Refinish Question

I have a 7 string S style the previous owner has sanded down. I bought it as a project. There are some spots where there was a filler or something used. Much lighter that the rest of the mohagany. Either one of you encounter that?
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I have a 7 string S style the previous owner has sanded down. I bought it as a project. There are some spots where there was a filler or something used. Much lighter that the rest of the mohagany. Either one of you encounter that?

Could be filler, or it could be where its only just sanded through the sanding sealer, pics would help clarify
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Sanding sealer? Never thought of that. Think these spots will take on the same color as everything else with tung oil?? Thanks!
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Yea the lighter areas are definately where the sanding sealer has been sanded through, you need to do a bit more sanding to remove all the sealer before oiling, otherwise the oil won't soak into the wood properly. Sanding sealer is some tough stuff but nothing a bit of patience and elbow grease won't sort, I went through this exact same thing when I did my refinish

This is my build thread if u want to see what I did.

http://forum.ibanez.com/yaf_postst84...ry-Weasel.aspx

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Ahhh good old sanding sealer...I just finished sanding the back of an RG570. Fun stuff if you want the natural look you just have to spend the time to get it all off though.
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Awesome. Thanks for the info guys! Shelvock yours looks outstanding!!
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Don't forget to post up pics of your work too man. It's always cool to see what other modders come up with
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Don't forget to post up pics of your work too man. It's always cool to see what other modders come up with
Yea definitely, same goes for theotherguy
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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Yeah, I will. Might take me a while. I always seem to bite off more than I can chew! Go find my radius mod thread. That one is a work of art.
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