ledhead420 Posted April 24, 2007 Report Share Posted April 24, 2007 (edited) Hey guys. My name is Patrick and I live in CO. Im 15 and play guitar. I bought an RG220B off my friend for $75. The paint wasn’t in great condition, it had stickers that wouldn’t come off, the pickups --ed and the trem sure as -- isn’t what I’d like it to be. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/IbanezJunkie/patrick0 17.jpg So I got the idea to refinish it. (I had no experience, didn’t know anyone that did, and just went off of information I got off the web) I planned it out without being sure on what my final paint was going to be. So I stripped it down the body and sanded it down to the factory sealer. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/Iba...progress017.jpg I started priming with a wood sealer I bought from Sherwin Williams. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/Iba...ie/P1010062.jpg At this point it was around --mas time when I asked for a little bit of cash to get some new pups and electronics. So I went online and ordered some fresh Evos and Dimarzio electronics. Here in Colorado it is very hard to paint at this time. With it snowing once or twice a week and below 30 for months its pretty much impossible. I finally went to an auto shop and bought some suggested paints from forums. I bought Dupli-Color sandable primer and black high gloss acrylic enamel. I applied the gray primer to the guitar. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/Iba...unkie/RG008.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/Iba...ie/P1010017.jpg After 2 coats of white primer, 3 coats of gray primer, I decided to do the eye popping swirl technique. I decided on doing a couple different shades of blue on a black base coat. So I applied about 5 coats of black. Here is where I am as of now. I am a little confused on what to do. I finished painting my last coat of black and it was glossy but I had imperfections (Due to the lack of experience) So I sanded with 1000grit to fix them although the surface shows all the scratches of the sand paper on the paint. Everywhere I have seen says to sand in between coats but I just don’t understand how I could swirl over a scratched up paint like this. http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/Iba...unkie/RG004.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/Iba...unkie/RG007.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/Iba...unkie/RG006.jpg I suspect it may be the auto paint, which I am unsure if it is sandable. If I don’t sand how do I insure that I get a good paint job to put the swirl on? I am going to Hobby Lobby to try out some model paints on wood for the swirl, I am also not sure where to get the paints suggested on the tutorial on projectguitar.com. Also anyone know anything about rerouting for edge before I finish this job? If there is a way to route this thing for a beast of a trem I would do it for sure. Any comments, tips, questions, or replies are greatly appreciated! Edited April 24, 2007 by ledhead420 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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