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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello, I am purchasing an RG modified to look like a Jem. The body is pretty great, but the monkey grip doesn't have a clear coat. I know someone who could paint it for me, but they don't live locally. Would it be hard to paint myself? Any advice? I've heard that sometimes auto shops will...
  2. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Here is a (probably silly) question about JEM paint: On the 7VWH it has been claimed Ibanez use a special white paint that is highly UV resistant so the guitar does not turn a hideous uneven cream colour over time. Is this the same of the old JEM Jr 555? (Before the cheap 333 renamed as the...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey Guys! Is there anyone left in the USA that will swap a fretboard? I'd like to get a Green Vine put on an RG7620 neck. I'm also looking to get a few bodies and headstocks painted and cleared. Everyone seems to be out of business or they tell me in a year or two they may have an opening for me.
  4. 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
  5. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Happy to report that my custom build using a old ibanez S body has been finished. It took some time to source parts and figure out what I wanted. I am happy to report that it plays and looks like a beast. If you want to see some of the progress pics check out my build thread...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello guys, I am planning to swirl my guitar neck, and all I have are 4 tubes of normal artist oil paint. I have a can of mineral spirit, which I will use as the thinner. If I dilute this to a good portion then will I be able to swirl like others do? or is there no single chance of doing with...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys! I'm thinking about printing a vinyl decal and stick it to the body (full face) in order to change the look of my rg1570. Any ideas about it..???
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi Has anyone here had a guitar body or headstock done by www.guitarpaintguys.com? Was the clear coat good? How long did it take to get your stuff back? Thanks Sebastian
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Everything you need to know is right here in this video! The entire build story, the custom neck by Eric Bauer, and the secrets of what i believe Ibanez used on all those classic neon colors (like road flare red, Loch Ness green, shocking pink, etc), the whole nine yards. This guitar is a dream...
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Pics first, explanation later: This is Neil, my new 2000 model RG520QS!!! My first ever project using my new paint technique i'm calling "scrape painting"! I originally planned on swirling this guitar (as i am prone to doing), but followed a wild hair that took me somewhere completely...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Has anyone here come across an online service that will make a color matched aerosol can for you? For example, if you were to mail in a paint chip of the color, then they send back a can of it. I'd love to color-match the headstock on my RG7620, Vampire Kiss Red is a really strange color!
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I'm going to be doing a guitar build for a friend and he wants a matte black finish. I've never done one before so I'm looking for some tips. It looks easy but i don't want to go into this project over confident. my main question is: Should I used matte paint (its gonna be a black guitar BTW)...
  13. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I decided to add some color to the outside of my case this past week. I think the colors turned out decent. I decided to do this because there was somebody's name, stenciled in white paint, across the bottom. I tried everything, including brake fluid and naptha to remove the name, but nothing...
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  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi: I checked this topic in the forum and the exact match is from 2 years ago. So I decided to start a new thread. I want to restore a 22 years old PGM, but I have not been able to find a match or really close to the original jewel blue color. It is a repaint but still I need to match the...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I am the happy owner of a gently-used RG570 from 1999 finished in Gray Nickel. It's my first Ibanez, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. It does have two small dings in the finish, through which the raw wood shows. (See photos below.) I'm not as worried about it aesthetically as I am that...
  17. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    FINALLY - I built myself something to make painting much easier! Inspired by some old videos of Wayne Charvel I had - I created this. His was all metal - I don't weld - so I improvised. Less than $50 to build. 2x4's, 1/2" Ply, some pipe (1" & 3/8"), 3/4" Conduit, and a lazy suzan swivel...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey everyone! I'm still in the process of refinishing my '90 UCRG1 (the original thread is buried somewhere in the forum, I haven't posted for quite a while now). I'm currently practicing my swirling with varied success. I'm using Testors enamels (a mix of both their current line and the...
  19. 7621 Mystichrome Change Color Paint

    7621 Mystichrome Change Color Paint

    Incredible. I will post more when its done and put back together. You can see it on video here My seven gets a paint job :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da0UdyqAwkk
  20. 7621 Mystichrome Change Color Paint

    7621 Mystichrome Change Color Paint

    Incredible. I will post more when its done and put back together. You can see it on video here My seven gets a paint job :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da0UdyqAwkk
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