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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-08-2020, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Who's Doing the Best Swirls Today?

I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to refinishing, and I'm in the market to have one of my Ibbys swirled.

Who are some of the best U.S.-based swirlers out there today that I should consider?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-09-2020, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Who's Doing the Best Swirls Today?

Hmm. Okay, let me ask this question a slightly different way...

I'm thinking of having A Swirled Apart swirl one of my Ibbys: https://www.facebook.com/A-Swirled-A...14005826727483

His work looks pretty amazing.

Anyone know of any reason I shouldn't do business with him, or have recommendations for different/better swirlers that I should check out instead?

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I don’t know about who is the best, but DO NOT use Robo swirl
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I donít know about who is the best, but DO NOT use Robo swirl
Thanks! Knowing who NOT to use is definitely helpful as well.

Care to elaborate? Did you have a bad experience with them?
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Thanks! Knowing who NOT to use is definitely helpful as well.

Care to elaborate? Did you have a bad experience with them?
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- A price and timeline of 6 weeks was agreed upon
- I sent him the body. When he confirmed receipt of the body, I sent him payment
- 22 weeks and a whole bunch of drama later, he says I owe him more money
- PayPal refunded me the payment I sent him
- He kept my body and rubbed the fact that he did, in my face
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- A price and timeline of 6 weeks was agreed upon
- I sent him the body. When he confirmed receipt of the body, I sent him payment
- 22 weeks and a whole bunch of drama later, he says I owe him more money
- PayPal refunded me the payment I sent him
- He kept my body and rubbed the fact that he did, in my face
You're not alone. Unfortunately, I've had more experiences like that than I care to recount, hence my trepidation. This field seems to be filled with "questionable" characters.
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 02:15 AM
 
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I wonder why not try with Darren himself?
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Re: Who's Doing the Best Swirls Today?

Does anyone know where Darren is these days and whether he's even swirling anymore?

That's not a snide remark, it's a genuine question!
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Darren is just fine. He sells preswirled bodies on his facebook page when he has them done and ready. To get custom work, don't send him projects. send his something all he has to do is dip and send back, if you do that you'll get fast turnaround times. He's a swirler, not a patcher, scraper, fixer. Send something ready to swirl or be prepared for a long wait. Make it easy on him and it'll be an easy turnaround.
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Help me out a bit, because I haven’t been very active here on the forums lately...

Who is “Darren”? Last name? Business name?
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I was in contact with him in March about buying a swirled body and haven't heard from him since.
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Again. Whoís Darren? Just need a last name or business name... and Iíll (try to) get in touch with him
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Dude, smack yourself on the forehead. Who swirled every Ibanez JEM? Can't say UV's because of the MKR's but, need any more clues?!
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Dude, smack yourself on the forehead. Who swirled every Ibanez JEM? Can't say UV's because of the MKR's but, need any more clues?!
Hmm, if youíre talking about Darren J., I just assumed he was out-of-reach to peasants like me, but Iíll try to get in touch. Never even occurred to me to reach out to him.
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He’s pretty shifty, and not very good at continued communication. He gives one the feeling that he’s not really interested in doing the work. This is why I began looking elsewhere.
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