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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-11-2002, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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fire! - burning my jem

hey there jemsters!

I've been toying for a while with a few ideas about how to customise my old JEM777DY. first I was going to chrome it, but that would look bad with the pyramid neck, so I'm going to chrome my 550 instead.

then I was just going to strip it down to bare wood and change the pickups, but today me and a pal came up with a radical new idea.

the plan is to take all the hardware and the neck off, hang the body by the monkey grip in an outdoor area, add petrol, then apply fire.

I just want to see what happens as the yellow finish burns! obviously this will be done, as I say, outdoors, and with those fume masks you get from DIY stores, and with due care and attention with the petrol, and with plenty of water/sand available.

but... I wondered if there's anything in those finishes that I really shouldn't be burning.

I can guess that the fumes won't be nice, and I intend to avoid them as much as possible, but are they going to be highly toxic? is this a viable project?

thanks for any advice!

--clive.
ps. oh, and plenty of pics/video will be taken as it happens...
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-11-2002, 01:58 PM
 
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There's probably enough toxic fumes in there to kill you. *I say do it! *But with a high pressure hose in hand from far away. *And the masks. *Make sure your neighborhood won't call the fire department on you too...
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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-12-2002, 02:48 AM
 
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Bubble Bubble toil n trouble.......:angryfire:

It's gonna boil up and pop the paint off in hugh chunks in some areas and just look plain wickedly burnt in others, were talkin charcoal here....

Oh sure it will start out slow but once the heat penetrats the finish watch out......

Are you sure you don't just want to try a more controled burn with a blow tourch? :glare:

Rad is fun but in the end your the one thats gotta live with the results.....

Just so you know anytime you burn paint expect oison: fumes, especially on the type of finish thats found on Jems....
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Maybe.....
Remove all the hardware (trem post inserts too) and pop it in to the microwave for a minute or two.
Could be an interesting effect.

Burning paint is bad in all respects- health/fumes, environment, looks, etc.

NOTE: *The BSB's are burnt stain; not paint.
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Maybe.....
Burning paint is bad in all respects- health/fumes, environment, looks, etc.

NOTE: *The BSB's are burnt stain; not paint.
yeah, I know, and I was just going to strip the thing down and burn the wood underneath, but I figured I'd try this just for the hell of it.

if it really is too hazardous I won't do it, but I reckon as long as it's outside and me and my pal have masks on, we should be ok...

--c.
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NOTE: *The BSB's are burnt stain; not paint.
Actually, they're burnt WOOD, then stained
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if it really is too hazardous I won't do it, but I reckon as long as it's outside and me and my pal have masks on, we should be ok...
I am much more worried about the guitar than about you.
Suck on the fumes all you want but be careful so that you don't turn the guitar to firewood. :biggrin:
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post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-13-2002, 03:48 PM
 
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Theres an awesome (imho) pic of a guitar on the universaljems.com (i think - the java applet doesnt seem to be working for me atm so i cant check) tutorial forum, where the paint has been heated with a paint stripper untill it's flaked off in small pieces... end result is a guitar with very nice looking burn marks...

could be just as dangerous (flying bits of melted paint ), but it looks pretty cool... I'd try it on my Sabre if i had the goolies
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post #9 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-13-2002, 05:13 PM
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<beavis voice>

yes, fire, fire, yes!

<end>

Clive, Let me know when you are going to do it and I'll come over with my digital camcorder and film the bonfire.

Cheers

Simon
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Souns cool! Anything involving pyromania gets my vote (even if it is a DY, which for some bizarre reason I've really started to like)

I'm tempted to come along, bring some beers and stuff to BBQ so we can have


:biggrin:

wait for it....




Jemfeast 2002 (groan! )
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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-14-2002, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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well, it's happening this saturday (the 16th) providing the weather holds out...



you're welcome to come along if you want!

--c.
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post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-14-2002, 07:08 AM
 
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I'll give you $400 NOT to burn the DSY... then you can give the DSY to me and go get yourself a nice, used RG550 to torch!

If this plea falls on deaf ears, at least take pictures for me to look at and cry over

-Ben
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post #13 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-14-2002, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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heh... nah, I want me a toasted jem, thanks. I already have a 500, and that's set chroming.

pics and video will be posted as and when, though!

cheers,
--c.
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HAHAHAHA!!!!! *Look at him go!!! *:biggrin:

Anywho, I think it should be interesting results. *Just be sure to all stand silent with your hats removed during the procedure...out of respect. *:biggrin:
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Saturday is here so I guess the you already had your barbeque.
How did it go? Pics, video? I'm looking forward to hearing about this.
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