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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 02:35 AM
 
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Nice job. I personally would have liked to seen a tighter swirl with colors more uniformly mixed, but as you say, your own style! Is the 4th attempt what you have settled on then? Cant wait to see the hardware on!
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post #32 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Think we could sell this idea to TLC?
A new show................ "Flip this axe"
Musicians buy used beat up guitars, have x amount of time to restore/customize it and turn it for a profit.

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post #33 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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after doing this swirl i was still convinced that i needed to re do it. After a few days it really grew on me. The colors are more vibrant in real life and the detail is great. the headstock shows some lizard patterns but it is all green, i will be redoing that. i am undecided about the body!
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post #34 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Even though you guys told me to keep my jem, I'm selling it! After redoing the headstock in an awesome finish, I knew the neck and body would not go together. I did a poly clear coat and buffed to a sexy mirror like finish.




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post #35 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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I'd delete that post if I were you.
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post #36 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 10:43 PM
 
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Dude, all those custom JEM's are amazing! Someday, I'd like to own a custom JEM model
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post #37 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-19-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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To be honest, I don't like the final swirl.
I really liked the 3rd attempt!

Awsome clearcoat there!
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post #38 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-19-2008, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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The swirl is very different. I was not 100% satisfied with the results but was anxious to finish with the clear. Now that I can create a factory-like finish, I will definitly be doing more!
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post #39 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-19-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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Hey RG426,
i have no clue on swirling, but this thread has one interesting thing for me: is it possible to redo a swirl as often as required ? Do you have to remove the old unwanted swirl or do you place the new swirl over the old ?
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post #40 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-20-2008, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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yup! you can either sand down the old swirl, or paint it white and re swirl.
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yup! you can either sand down the old swirl, or paint it white and re swirl.
Ahh thanks ! So swirl training isn't as expensive i thought.
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post #42 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-21-2008, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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actually, it is. The paints kill ya!
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