Prestige RG1820 - Refinish - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-30-2015, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 17
Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

the suede red was nasty.

Resprayed black then a metallic blue (honda color)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 10689614_1027898940558961_6016434402304683132_n.jpg (92.7 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 10952125_1027869193895269_4504636164883222382_n.jpg (48.9 KB, 4 views)
toner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 01:03 AM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

Nice looking color.....Hope you show us after it's cut, buffed, and re-assembled.

FWIW, that's definitely NOT an 1820. Looks like a 1570 body to me.
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 01:04 AM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

Double post.....WTF is up with Jemsite lately.......Glitchy as all hell.
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 06:43 AM
SYL
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 473
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

Love the colour! - gold hardware would rock this!
SYL is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 17
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

A friend currently nicknamed it "HULK SHART" and that is what the neck says 1820x, upon further research it's definitely not the correct body (non piezo bridge), but the original owner said it was brand new, so maybe Ibanez just needed a neck on the assembly line?
toner is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 17
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

more photos to come, once I get 10 posts that is.....
toner is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 17
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

Just ordered a green dimarzio single coil cover for my chopper. Want to see how the green looks, if good, I'll have a green set of d'activators on the way!

Last edited by toner; 02-02-2015 at 05:27 PM.
toner is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 17
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

Looking straight on, in direct light, the silver really shows, on an angle or with dimmer lights the green really stands out. I bet stage lighting would make this baby POP! Decal is buried in the clear and blocked perfectly smooth/buffed.

Still need to order some new pots, wire everything up, dress the frets and clean the neck.

Almost there!











toner is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 10:01 AM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

Thats extremely cool Toner. I didn't think I was going to like it when I saw it without the pickups and knobs. They really pulled it together.

I like the "acid wash denim" look you had going before the green splatter too. Did you do that with celophane plastic wrap?

FWIW...... yeah, that's a standard 1570. however the body and neck came together, we'll never know. As long as they work well together is all that matters.
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 17
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

The silver was done with the plastic we use to cover cars for overspray protection. So I did the blue, cleared it, silver, cleared it, splatter and decal, cleared it and blocked it, cleared it again, blocked and buffed! Doing the layers like that with clear between makes "shadows" between the layers, which is why the silver kinda disappears and the green pops when angled. Yea I can see that the body and bridge is a 1570 (no piezo).

Originally I wanted to do the green as water bubbles (actually putting water on the body, misting the paint on it and letting it dry) but with the front arm contour and the back body route it wasn't going to work/look like I wanted so I went with the splatter.
toner is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 11:57 AM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

Quote:
Originally Posted by toner View Post
The silver was done with the plastic we use to cover cars for overspray protection. So I did the blue, cleared it, silver, cleared it, splatter and decal, cleared it and blocked it, cleared it again, blocked and buffed! Doing the layers like that with clear between makes "shadows" between the layers, which is why the silver kinda disappears and the green pops when angled. Yea I can see that the body and bridge is a 1570 (no piezo).

Originally I wanted to do the green as water bubbles (actually putting water on the body, misting the paint on it and letting it dry) but with the front arm contour and the back body route it wasn't going to work/look like I wanted so I went with the splatter.
I've seen the water drop effect on a few different things, but not a guitar yet......that would have been cool too. Rodney at LiquidFX has one of my bodies that he proposed doing it on. I think I'm going to let him.

I like that you layered the clear and "effects" coats. It doesn't show up in the pictures, but I imagine it has something of a 3D effect?
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 17
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

i will get some better/close up photos when it's all done to show the paint layers in better detail.

The issue with the water drops, I could have done it, but would have taken FOREVER because of where the body angles where you rest your arm (angled) and the back body contour (rounded curve).

I would have had to do the water on the front surface, let it dry, mask it off, somehow build a jig to hold the body so the angled arm rest part is flat level, do the water there, let that dry, flip it over, do the flat part let that dry, then mask that and jig it to do the first 1/3 of the curve part, let that dry, then re-position it, do the middle 1/3, reposition it, do the last 1/3. This is all assuming you don't want to do the sides of the guitar which would take even longer then, because if the water runs at all after you mist on your color, you are screwed.

Considering each one of these sections would require overnight drying, I didn't want to get that far into it. It looks awesome though. Here is a good example on a hood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1eU6pk_jWc
toner is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 2,604
Reviews: 10
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

very cool - nice work man!!! the guitar looks great and I love the green knobs and covers =)
doriangrey is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 17
Re: Prestige RG1820 - Refinish

I've wanted the neon green ever since I saw an old black/green universe 7-string. Hopefully I can score one of those one day (original, non premium model). Something about having the word "premium" on the headstock is just strange to me.
toner is offline  
Reply

Tags
ibanez , prestige , refinish

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To refinish or not kRoG570 Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 0 07-08-2013 12:37 PM
FS: Ibanez Prestige RG1820 with piezo RANDY3372 Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 1 06-28-2010 08:53 PM
Help me refinish an RG (hopefully) jbandy10 Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 7 04-12-2008 01:25 PM
Rg Prestige Refinish. Advice Please! extremist777 Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 3 07-08-2007 12:25 PM
anyone want to refinish an RG? mauibbq123 Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 3 02-23-2004 03:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome