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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Decision?

Do I leave my wreck of a RG stained Blue or do I paint it Black(Black seems never to go out of fashion!!!).
It is An RG548 Ash body,550 neck,and various bits of old RG's I have stolen,been given etc,etc...LOL.
I have a custom stainless steel pickguard coming tomorrow and I can't decide what to do with it....any Ideas??

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok thanks Guys........I'll ask elsewhere.
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The link isn't working - not even as a copy & paste.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 01:13 AM
 
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It looks like the link is one you copied from within your secure edit mode on that site.

Try navigating to it without logging in and send us that link.
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Ok guys my apologies....i hope this works
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Aside from a not so clean look, I don't see a major problem with that guitar. I'd concentrate on first ensuring all the electronics are good, frets are good, etc, then decide on the finish.

To tell you the truth, I would sand it down to the wood, stain it blue again (darker) and put that stainless stell pickguard on it. Painting it black would make it too black for me.
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Well, I love black guitars, but I would be hesitant to cover up that grain with a solid color. I think that Ibateur has a really solid idea OR, you could sand it and leave it natural with a tung oil or something of that nature.....
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Personally i would leave it how it is. It looks a nice axe to me. Just give the electronics a check over and make sure evrything is okay. Apart from that, if i bought it like that, i would leave it because it looks nice how it is.

But its all personal taste.

If it hasnt already got some Di Marzios in there, think about that.
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 12:27 PM
 
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It would be a real shame to cover that beautiful ash body with a solid colour. If you're thinking of spraying a finish anyway, you might want to consider doing a transparent finish.

You can also do neat things to enhance the grain (if you're into the woodgrain look). A company up here called Fbass makes gorgeous custom basses. They have a really unique finish they use on some of their ash bodied basses where they stain it in a dark colour, and then fill the grain with a contrasting colour.

Here's an example. And another. Here's one in green.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 12:30 PM
 
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Yeah, i defenitely agree, dont cover up that body it would be a shame.
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I like it, but then again, I'll always prefer to see the grain. Yours almost has a burnt/faded look to it...kinda cool. If you wanted a change I'd see if you could sand the stain out and just go for natural tung oil.
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys..Here it is restained in blue.Found a great wood dye in a diy store.I sanded it right down and gave it a good clean.The bridge pup is an Evo the others are ibz.electrics need a good sortin',thats my next job.No tone control,thats the way i like em(volume is tone!!!)
I will post another pick when its 100% done.
Thanks for advice

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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-28-2003, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do I need to seal it with something or let breathe?
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Looks cool.

I would vote to seal it with some clear coats. I think you have to wait a few days for the dye to be completely absorbed though. I'm completely not aware of what you're supposed to do afterwards.
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Yes, definitely seal it. I'm using Minwax satin clear poly wipe-on finish on a neck and so far looks great...they also have a gloss finish. Very easy to apply.
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