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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2015, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Flowerpattern/Paisly fabric finish

I have an R440 body that I'd like to customize and was thinking about creating a FP-like finish using fabric with some nice paisly pattern for example.

anybody ever tried doing that on a non-JEM/RG body?

pics/tips welcome!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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Re: Flowerpattern/Paisly fabric finish

I'm finishing up a fabric RG guitar project, I just have to find some time to put the rest of the hardware on and wire it up.

So far it's come out really nice. I pretty much followed the guide from project guitar which can be found here:
http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/mat.htm

The only thing I did differently was instead of using titebond I used modge podge to glue the fabric to the body.

Here a link to the thread of my project:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/ti...rg-135711.html
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2015, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Flowerpattern/Paisly fabric finish

thanks madasahatter
your project looks really great! nice job!
I found that tutorial too on projectguitar and it works really good with RG shaped guitars because of the flat top and sharp edges.

my R440 is curved everywhere, so that will give some challenges straightening the fabric out I'm afraid.

I'll probably just need to give it a try and see what happens!

first I got to strip a refinish off though. probably as painful as yours...
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Re: Flowerpattern/Paisly fabric finish

Getting the fabric over the curves shouldn't be too bad, the challenge I think would be the where to stop the edges and getting the fabric to blend into the body without leaving a ridge. I've read somewhere that you could use CA gel around the ends of the fabric and sand it to blend the fabric to the body.

Another thought if you wanted to go this direction is doing a hydrodipped graphic. I've seen smaller home kits for doing things like cell phone cases or game controllers being sold. I've always thought it'd be cool if you could do a guitar body and would probably work really well on one with alot of bends and/or curves.
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Re: Flowerpattern/Paisly fabric finish

something to check out, never heard of hydrodipped graphics.

you're right, the edges are going to be the problem.

I'll keep you updated
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Re: Flowerpattern/Paisly fabric finish

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Getting the fabric over the curves shouldn't be too bad, the challenge I think would be the where to stop the edges and getting the fabric to blend into the body without leaving a ridge. I've read somewhere that you could use CA gel around the ends of the fabric and sand it to blend the fabric to the body.

Another thought if you wanted to go this direction is doing a hydrodipped graphic. I've seen smaller home kits for doing things like cell phone cases or game controllers being sold. I've always thought it'd be cool if you could do a guitar body and would probably work really well on one with alot of bends and/or curves.
IIRC, Zoot's "Boa Jem" was hydro dipped. I think it looks incredible.

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Re: Flowerpattern/Paisly fabric finish

nice!
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Re: Flowerpattern/Paisly fabric finish

Whoah, that's an awesome finish and a killer idea.
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