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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Beat up RG 550

After collecting 5 Jem's and a 540s I took a change on this 1990 Rg 550
Got in the post from Denmark today. From the pictures on the web it looked pretty beat up. And that kept other buyers away. I love to detail guitars and this is how i made the makeover in 6 hours today with some cold beers.

Pictures before detailing:

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...tml?sort=3&o=8

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...ml?sort=3&o=23

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...tml?sort=3&o=7

Then the makeover:

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...ml?sort=3&o=13

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...ml?sort=3&o=12

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...ml?sort=3&o=10

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...tml?sort=3&o=3

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...tml?sort=3&o=9

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...tml?sort=3&o=1

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...ml?sort=3&o=11

http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/st...tml?sort=3&o=0

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Wow, just Wow. Awesome work! Congratulations, great guitar you have there.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

^What he said, that is excellent!
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Looks great!
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 08:07 PM
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Nice work!!!



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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Hot damn - now you can probably sell it for double what you paid! Great work!
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Poor RG550 T.T Where did they keep that thing? Out in the sandbox!? Your detail work is really amazing!
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 10:03 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Wow! It's hard to believe that's the same guitar!!! Awesome!
Now I want to find a beat up old guitar like that and hire you to fix it up for me!
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Great job...i'm really impressed...didn't know you could turn around a guitar that way!
for the color, which color did you use? is it nail polish? did you use a clear coat above it or just left it like that?
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Just nailpolish. Find one with ok color match.
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Wow. Love what you've done with that!
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Nice!

Now send pictures to the guy you bought it from.
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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

That's unbelievable. Looks like a totally different guitar. Good job. I'm sure you will keep it that way, and have many years of enjoyment from it!
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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 12:01 AM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Wow, that's beautiful. Great work!
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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Re: Beat up RG 550

Great job! What did you use on the fretboard?
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