Boom, phrasing! (dual RG7321 refinish content)

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  1. BrailleDecibel

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    So my friend Aaron (DrunkenUnicorn) and I wound up both buying an RG7321 within a few years of each other, and decided to have a go at refinishing them...we're still nowhere near done yet, but have enough progress made now that it should be thread-worthy...we'll be checking in here as we go with more pics and progress updates. It should be noted that we named our guitars after Invader Zim stuff, his is P.E.G. (Perpetual Energy Generator), and mine is The Megadoomer, and from here on out, will likely be referred to as such. :lol:


    First of all, of course, this has been said about 1,000+ times in this process, anyone who watches "Archer" will know what's up:

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    Some "before" pics of the RG's, The Megadoomer is the green one, I attempted a refinish on it, and botched the hell out of it, so it needed some TLC:

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    Both of our RG bodies stripped of paint:

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    Added some contours to mine:

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    And as we're still waiting on some paint for P.E.G., The Megadoomer has had the most progress made on it so far, we filled in the neck pickup cavity and places for the original volume knob and 5-way switch, as for the most part, all I use is the bridge pickup, especially in live settings, and I've always liked the look of single pickup guitars, thank you very much Dino Cazares. :lol:

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    More pics and word on progress to come as we make it! :metal:

    EDIT: Added a quick mockup I made of what I would like to do on the headstock of The Megadoomer.

    EDIT 2: P.E.G.'s paint showed up today, so both our RG's are now colored...here's some shots of P.E.G. and The Megadoomer:

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    And here is The Megadoomer now that it's had a couple of days to dry and cure:

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    (reserved for more pics)
     
  3. DistinguishedPapyrus

    DistinguishedPapyrus SS.org Regular

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    Schweet... looks better than my ibby RG7321, I started a re-finish on it nearly a year ago and its not done yet.

    Your build is making me want to pick it up again and finish it.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Haha this kinda makes me miss the 7421 I stripped and oiled, because I found a nice veneer under there. Nice work and excellent names :yesway:
     
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    Updated with more pics! Thanks for the positive comments guys! :metal:
     
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    DrunkenUnicorn Its Got Chicken Legs

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    The color I've chosen for P.E.G. is called "Blue My Mind" Metallic Pearl.

    It is the same color code used for the 2014 Corvettes, for those of you who care :p

    The paint I picked up is actually an automotive "touch up" paint. Going to take another can of if, because I didn't use a primer (which I would recommend from here on out if you take any guitar to the wood *BOOM PHRASING! CALLED IT!*)

    This touch up paint, bought through amazon.com, is some high quality paint. It can be wet sanded, and it covers very well. It dries fast enough you can hit the corners and tight contours of the guitar without running or "curtains".

    I have at least another week before my second can comes in and a bit of sanding to do before I can start clear coating. I'm shooting for a finish that a person could see their reflection in.

    The Mega Doomer is being finished with paint that can be bought in the local hard wear store.

    We have warned our local guitar shop/set-up, Kelly, owner of Sidel's Music in Lewiston, Idaho about our fun filled projects of Doom. He is unphased, as usual, with our insane ideas.
     
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    For some reason, it's not letting me edit the second post I reserved for more pics (unless I'm just having a 'derp' moment :lol: ), and while not a lot of progress has been made, a few more coats have been applied to P.E.G., and the majority of the finish work on The Megadoomer is finished, and we got the neck on there again, so here's a couple pics of where we're at so far...more to come in the next few weeks! :metal:

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    Les Curl of the Burl

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    Les Curl of the Burl

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    Would you say we'd be venturing into a zone of danger?
     
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    Lillub85 Listen to that Purr!

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    patata 7 heaven

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    small hands
     
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    Nahh, it's just the angle of the pic dude, my hands are huge. :lol:
     
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    DrunkenUnicorn Its Got Chicken Legs

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    WHY IS HIS HEAD SOOO BIIGGG???!!!
     
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    Les Curl of the Burl

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    Updates??? YOUR NOT MY SUPERVISOR!
     
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    Basically, we're just waiting to get some new hardware and pickups to throw in them, and doing a little more clearcoat work (nothing really pic-worthy), but they shall be ready soon! LOOK LANA! HE THINKS HE'S PEOPLE!
     
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    Les Curl of the Burl

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    Any progress?
     
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    This is insane!

    Really makes me want to find a cheapy guitar and get to work on it using what I know from building and refinishing the longboards I've been making since March!

    Question: what do you guys use for clear-coat?
     
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    yeah it was an irony,your hand are like 1,5 the normal size.
     

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