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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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HELP! What brand paint does Ibanez use for Jewel Blue?

A few years ago, I bought a jewel blue 1990 RG570 on the Bay intending to use it as a project guitar for various mods. The paint was chipping off the body in some spots and it looked like there was some heat damage too. Here's a pic of the guitar and the chipping paint:

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Now I'm thinking of just having the guitar restored to like-new condition so I want to have it repainted with the exact same color. Does anyone know what brand and color paint (or paint combinations) Ibanez uses for Jewel Blue? I called Hoshino USA, but understandably they will not give out that information. The PGM100 reissue is the same color, so the paint should still be available, at least in Japan.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Re: HELP! What brand paint does Ibanez use for Jewel Blue?

Nice guitar! That's such a shame about the ding and it's a particularly nasty one too. Problem is Ibanez aren't renowned for their customer service. Maybe if you lived in Japan you'd get something out of them, lol!! I'm pretty sure that a reputable guitar refinisher/custom shop would get the colour spot on though. Shouldn't be to difficult to match. Anybody got any recommendations?
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Re: HELP! What brand paint does Ibanez use for Jewel Blue?

My 1988 540 Radius creates Jewel Blue by spraying silver, and then a kandy blue over the top. It's a 2-step process. That 570 looks like a 1-step process, and Ibanez switched to that at some point and I think the color suffered quite honestly, but they can shoot it much easier and it's more consistent. The 2-step can have different build-ups of blue in certain areas. In the late 80's they did a lot of colors as 2-steps. Jewel Red & Magenta were made by combining a basecoat and a top coat, and the neon colors had white undercoats that I think helped create the color too.
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Re: HELP! What brand paint does Ibanez use for Jewel Blue?

Ask on the ibanez forum, there are a few helpful mods appeared in the last couple of weeks!!
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Re: HELP! What brand paint does Ibanez use for Jewel Blue?

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....and the neon colors had white undercoats that I think helped create the color too.
Neon colors always have to have white as a base coat, at least if you want the maximum brightness of the neon paint.
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