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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-21-2004, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Refinishing midnight blue 520QS?

Anybody ever tried refinishing a midnight blue 520QS? Taking a close look at the top, it's quite nice, but the finish is so dark, it might as well just be a solid color, from any distance, or in any but the best lighting.

The recent thread about the guy who just got a breathtakingly gorgeous example of a RG2720 have got me thinking about the possibility of refinishing one of my 520QS's in a paler shade of blue.

Anybody tried this? Photos?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 01:35 AM
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The reason for the Dark washed out quilt on both the RG520QS and the SZ520BBL is because the color is applied AFTER the the sealer.. Now I know alot of you would say that this is normal but I am in the middle of a refinish on a SZ320 (which fortunately had a quilted top under it.) and the sealer was so thick on this guitar that the grain patterns were nearly invisible...

If you are going to do this kind of work I can tell you now that it will take a long time to strip that paint off the body but if you want to see the progress of mine then here is a link
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