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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I'm repainting a guitar and I'd like to do a crackle finish, like the ones you see on the old charvels. Just wondering if anyone here knows of a way to do it properly so I don't screw it up lol
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello: I have not in the forum for a long time. You have always been very helpful. I am working on a project and every time I apply clear coat to the top of the body, I get either bubbles or tiny holes. I originally sanded the body up to 800 grit, then applied sanding sealer, then clear coat...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Forgive me if this has been asked many times before but I'm looking for input on a good clear coat for a refinish. Searching the forum it seems people speak highly of Spraymax 2k. I was also looking on StewMac at ColorTone Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer. Spray Max seems to be 2x more expensive...
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    Hello ive been planning to swirl my guitar for a while. i removed the old finish and have prepared the body to its fullest. can someone give me some feedback on my process? i have used test pieces of wood that were primed with white. And i noticed that the humbrol enamel was too think...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Has any one had this happen to them or experienced this in the past..? I picked up a 2003 RG from a pawn shop for a $100.. Figured it would be a good first time project.. Bought the whole spray gun set up, did all my research/prep work. Started spraying my water-based Auto Air (Green) and every...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, I'm refinishing a strat headstock for a friend. He wants a matching color to the body and a specific logo type I can only find in a waterslide. I usually do vinyls and clear over with either poly or Spraymax 2K. I've done the search a few dozen times now, but I keep coming up with 10...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello: After almost 2 years putting my project on hold I decided to forget about veneer tops and bought a Mahogany replacement boby from a known vendor. The body is looks great. I need to do a couple of minor adjustments. Since it is a one piece mahogany and I love hoy the grain looks, I...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello: I have a question. Paul Gilbert signed the back plate of my Ibanez PGM last night. The guitar originally had his autograph on the cavity backplate but half of it faded over the years because that was the only guitar I had, so I used it a lot. Is it safe to use the product on the...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi ya, Im in the clear coat stage of my swirl Ibanez 540pII project...After 3 cans of the Krylon triple thick clear the finish is still soft to the touch..You can see your fingerprint on the body...I sprayed with 2 cans, then sanded down nicely, then proceeded with my final third can... Its...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    By that, I mean THIS type of look! http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs40/i/2009/045/f/a/Frosted_Glass_Texture_04_by_Aimi_Stock.jpg Does anyone know the way to get it? If at all? Because I love the look of it!
  11. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    To fund my undying love to Strats,this has to go: 1 x Ibanez Jem 7v ET Sth Pac Mahogany,swirled,cleared. 1 x Seymour Duncan Invader SH8Neck,Pro Pickups.Unused,Pink/Green. Oops,lost the springs.Still have pickups in box. 1 x Seymour Duncan Invader SH8Bridge,Pro pickups,Pink/Green. Oops,lost...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok I have been busy on my s1620 prestige I have sanded it all down and left the back and sides bare wood and put many coats of tru oil on it. Then I stained the bubinga top green and tru oiled over that Now when it's played acoustically it sounds really good resonates well But when I plug it...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Just wondering if anyone has any recomendations of a place to get a good clear coat job done on a RG. I have seen several sites and just wanted to know if anyone has delt with any of them personaly?
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello, I need to spray a clear coat over top of the old finish of my Prestige RG-1570. I was wondering if any of you would know what kind of finish Ibanez might have used on my guitar? I bought it in 2004.
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    My guitar neck (Ibanez RG2550) has some scratches and dents, etc. I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on how to fix this. Thank you
  16. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Yep, i admit i'm addicted to that rush. So, i've made 3 GMC swirls: The left and the right are made for customers, and the center swirl is MINE ;) So, today i'll show you pics of my baby: The challenge personally was to get rid of the washed green colors and not revealing the white...
  17. Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars
    This body was bought from Chris Woods, sealed, painted, and clear coated with 2 part polyurethane. It is made of Alder, and is a gorgeous guitar. The swirl is more abstract than most and is one of a kind. The colors are much more vivid in real life as are most swirls(purple, green, Black) Cavity...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello All, Im new to this forum but have been playing guitar for almost twenty years now. This is my first Ibanez. I got this in 1990 when i was in the 8th grade and its been my primary guitar since then. Its been neglected over the years but still plays great. I got the idea that i would like...
  19. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    For folks like me, how might I customize my RG570 and 470 bodies without stripping, ___ing, re-painting? What about use of fabric? Would I use elastic for on the backside of the guitar, sort of like an ironing board cover works? The RG body measurements/ drawing found elsewhere on these forums...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Guys, I would like to upgrade my RG570 with a new paint job. I'm pretty sure the look I want, but a bit of advice always(?) helps! I'm going for a design like the art of Piet Mondrian (or the Studio Line range of '80s hair products by l'Oreal as my friend pointed out!) Here's the artwork: This...
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