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Old 11-29-2012, 01:41 PM
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Inlay coloring


Has anyone every tried to paint over their inlays? Reason I am asking, I have a RGex1 and I hate the dark colored inlays. I want them to be white. Has anyone every tried to color them with anything? I don;t think any kinda paint would hold up. I figured it would just rub off. I have inlay decals on a guitar and those are fine. I can't seem to find the exact Sharktooth design stick inlays though. So I'm looking for some way to make the inlays white. Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:03 PM
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Re: Inlay coloring


All that immediately comes to mind is that if you were crazy enough you could scallop it shallowly and then paint over them.

EDIT: oops, that guitar has binding.

Last edited by Steeler; 11-29-2012 at 04:04 PM. Reason: Found out guitar has binding
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:39 PM
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Re: Inlay coloring


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All that immediately comes to mind is that if you were crazy enough you could scallop it shallowly and then paint over them.

EDIT: oops, that guitar has binding.
If its anything like my RG2EX2, the binding is just painted on.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:09 PM
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Re: Inlay coloring


haha, It might be. But it looks to pretty to mess with. I just hate the dark grey inlays. Oh well. Firewood neck?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:02 AM
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haha, It might be. But it looks to pretty to mess with. I just hate the dark grey inlays. Oh well. Firewood neck?
I'd probably experiment with some sort of paint or dyes before scrapping the neck.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:56 AM
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Re: Inlay coloring


You could remove the inlays with a small drill bit,
then fill the holes with colored epoxy and sand it smooth.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:52 AM
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You could remove the inlays with a small drill bit,
then fill the holes with colored epoxy and sand it smooth.
Yeah, too much work for a $50 neck. I;m looking for the easy way out lol
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:49 AM
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Re: Inlay coloring


How about......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shark-Tooth-...item1c2a999f35
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:02 AM
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Re: Inlay coloring


lol Those look super cheap. Trust me, I would just get decals but those are not the same size as the inlays that are on there.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:04 AM
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Re: Inlay coloring


decals. I've used them multiple times and work great. 1/2000th of an inch thick I think.. from best-decal, not sure if they have that shape though
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:23 AM
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decals. I've used them multiple times and work great. 1/2000th of an inch thick I think.. from best-decal, not sure if they have that shape though

Exactly. I have ordered from them a million times. I was about to email them to ask if they can copy the exact size. There stuff Is great!
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