Schecter Loomis refinishing project

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  1. pac1085

    pac1085 SS.org Regular

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    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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  2. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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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.
     
  3. MaKo´s Tethan

    MaKo´s Tethan SS.org Regular

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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...
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery.

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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). :agreed:
     
  5. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    ^But... But...

    :ugh:

    :idea:

    A burnt orange dye would look fucking amazing.
     
  6. pac1085

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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!

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

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    Wow, it's amazing how different the carves are on those two bodies...
    Btw, why do you have two? lol
     
  8. Stealthdjentstic

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    One's probably a backup guitar or in a different tuning :)

    I say go for a really dark trans blue.
     
  9. Adari

    Adari Beethoven Pwns All

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    PLEASE do this.:bowdown:
     
  10. Invader

    Invader 97.5 The Brodeo

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    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.:metal:
     
  11. pac1085

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    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.
     
  12. Alberto7

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    Definitely want to see how this turns out. Me wants to see some more Ash :D.
     
  13. Enselmis

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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 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.
     
  15. JohnIce

    JohnIce Singlecoils = tr00

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    Best. Ash. Finish. Ever.

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  16. pac1085

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    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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    I'm looking forward to see how this thing turns out. Good luck dude.
     
  18. pac1085

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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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  20. PhillCantu93

    PhillCantu93 Some guy, I suppose.

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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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