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Old 12-05-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Schecter Loomis refinishing project

I found the original paint job on this Loomis to be terrible, it chipped like crazy and was 'bubbling' off in spots for some reason. Seeing as how nobody wanted to buy it, and I love my other Loomis, I decided to refinish it.

I'm not sure which color I want to go with yet - if it strips nicely and looks decent underneath then I'll probably go with a blue dye. I really hate Satin finishes (they are awesome at first, but don't last!) and was thinking of finishing it with Tung oil after dying it.

I will update the thread with more pics as I progress...



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Old 12-05-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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I love my Loomis, she's perfect the way she is.

The ash will actually most likely look very nice as you get down to it.

I'd personally not dye it at all, and just oil it.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:03 PM   #3
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White? well, it`s just a drea, I got a demon, which has a similar (or equal) body shape, and I`m thinkin on white...with gold hardware...

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Everyone and their best bud just sands the guitar down and oils it. It'd be really cool to see a color (trans. or solid).

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Old 12-05-2010, 09:09 PM   #5
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A burnt orange dye would look ....ing amazing.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:09 PM   #6
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I love my Loomis, she's perfect the way she is.

The ash will actually most likely look very nice as you get down to it.

I'd personally not dye it at all, and just oil it.
I like mine too..but the finish on the older one sucks I'm mainly doing this because 1) the neck got super glossy over time and 2) the paint chips on the back of the neck are annoying

Look at how much darker it is than my new one...looks almost black!



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White? well, it`s just a drea, I got a demon, which has a similar (or equal) body shape, and I`m thinkin on white...with gold hardware...
Yea...I was thinking gold hardware would look badass too, but im not sure I can justify the cost
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Wow, it's amazing how different the carves are on those two bodies...
Btw, why do you have two? lol
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:48 AM   #8
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One's probably a backup guitar or in a different tuning

I say go for a really dark trans blue.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:16 AM   #9
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A burnt orange dye would look ....ing amazing.
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Everyone and their best bud just sands the guitar down and oils it. It'd be really cool to see a color (trans. or solid).
Couldn't agree more. I'm personally a bit tired of seeing the same stripped and oiled -jobs.

I've always thought green stain would looks awesome on a Loomis.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:39 AM   #11
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Wow, it's amazing how different the carves are on those two bodies...
Btw, why do you have two? lol
Ha, I never noticed that until you mentioned it...good call!

Different tunings, one in standard and one down a half step. And I got a really good deal on the newer one.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:55 AM   #12
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Definitely want to see how this turns out. Me wants to see some more Ash .

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Old 12-08-2010, 01:31 AM   #13
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My vote is forest green dye. That would be too awesome. Or a sort of clear whitewash dye. Ash has the perfect grain to be a clear white.
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I like mine too..but the finish on the older one sucks I'm mainly doing this because 1) the neck got super glossy over time and 2) the paint chips on the back of the neck are annoying

Look at how much darker it is than my new one...looks almost black!





Yea...I was thinking gold hardware would look badass too, but im not sure I can justify the cost

i think there is a difference in color because i remember at one time i dont know about anymore, but at one time they had the choice of a vampire red finish and a black cherry finish.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:22 AM   #15
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Re: Schecter Loomis refinishing project

Best. Ash. Finish. Ever.

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:45 AM   #16
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Re: Schecter Loomis refinishing project

I started stripping the other day. It looks like the ash was stained black before being sprayed with translucent red paint. There are some spots you can't even see thru the stain. I havent tried sanding it yet, but will in the next few days. I'm probably going with either a green or a blue...we'll see how it turns out.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:49 AM   #17
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Re: Schecter Loomis refinishing project

I'm looking forward to see how this thing turns out. Good luck dude.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:31 PM   #18
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Ok, I started stripping it in my free time over the last few days...here's some pics... As you can see, the guitar was stained black before being painted red. That might change my plans some... I'm using this stuff to strip it: http://www.realmilkpaint.com/soygel.html I let it sit for like a half hour then scrape it off with an old credit card. It works great!


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Looks intriguing...as far as what finish you should put on it, why not try solid white or some other color that Schecter uses on their other guitars? It'd be interesting to see a white C7 with a maple fretboard.
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Maybe. I wanted to do something different, but was hoping to keep it translucent.
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i'd do white and make it look like tearing in the paint and that black stained wood coming through

edit: and with all gold hardware

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Maybe. I wanted to do something different, but was hoping to keep it translucent.
I think a translucent finish would be cooler, stick with your plans
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Hmmm..Decent grain in that wood..

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so i ended up buying turquoise blue dye. i think it will look really good worked in over the black stain, and i'm going to spray it with satin clear after.
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