Ibanez RGD7421 - shiny spot problem :(

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by shredmaestrobri, May 18, 2012.

  1. shredmaestrobri

    shredmaestrobri New Member

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    Hi guys! I recently got an RGD7421 and now on the area below the bridge pickup where I lay my finger, it kinda got shiny..

    Any way I could take out this shine?
     
  2. Mr Richard

    Mr Richard SS.org Regular

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    Oh, just go get some anti-shine.

    I'm just kidding. You mean it's got a glossy part? Well you can get some fine grade sand paper, but then you'll have a scuffed up spot under your pickup. I'm not really sure what a quick fix might be that would look good.
     
  3. broj15

    broj15 SS.org Regular

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    Fine grade steel wool. Just about the best way to remove shine from a satin finish.
     
  4. shredmaestrobri

    shredmaestrobri New Member

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    Alright - so any specifications on the fine grade steel wool? In doing it to the area, any specific method to do it to make sure the guitar is taken care of?...
     
  5. broj15

    broj15 SS.org Regular

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    I always just used #0000 and pressed lightly moving in a circular motion. Just pay attention to what your are doing and don't get too over zealous with your rubbing and you'll be fine :yesway:. Some unsolicited advice: If you ever have a guitar with a gloss finished neck, just rub the back of it with steel wool to remove the gloss and make it play smoother.
     
  6. danger5oh

    danger5oh I'm always... hungry

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    My advice: be proud of your shiny spot. It shows that you actually play and marks your guitar as being distinctively yours. And besides... some people pay a lot of money for that road worn look.
     
  7. Ocara-Jacob

    Ocara-Jacob Afraid, probably

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    ^Exactly what he said. Dings and imperfections are what give guitars character, and prove that they've been through things with you.
     

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