So I stripped the paint off my Ibanez RG7321...

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  1. nojyeloot

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    Starting to look good man.

    Which color/type stain did you use?
     
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    I used Minwax rosewood water based stain
     
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    honestly I'm over the moon about it. Sooo much better than plain black.
     
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    Hahaha so much win!

    Thank you so much man! Glad you like it :D

    Fantastic bro! Let us know when it's done!
     
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    should only be a few more days so I can add a few more coats of tung oil
     
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    Decided to redo the front as a burst [​IMG]
     
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    Epic makeover is Epic!
     
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    I noticed the same thing when I stripped my alexi 600 it got so much brighter once I took the paint off it's like you took a blanket off the amp it's quite remarkable!
     
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    This, I used tru oil on the neck of my latest build & do not regret it in the slightest! Feels very natural & smooth. One of the best feeling choices to protect wood, especially unfinished or lightly stained woods in my opinion
     
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    Turned out great man :agreed:
    When I sanded my 7321 down (older bridge model) there were two big cracks in the top. But I got it off eBay for like $200~ and the guy didn't know anything about the guitar other then it had 7 strings so theres no telling what it went through.
     
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    Nice! Glad to hear that other people experienced a similar effect!

    I love the tru oil. It's terrible for protecting against actual knocks. But if you just want to seal the wood etc it looks and feels fucking amazing! I love getting new dents on my guitar it adds character and a story to me :D

    Ahh bummer! What happened?
     
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    decided 4 coats was enough. the bottle only recommends 2. Installed a D-activator! just gotta install the guts back in and I'm in business
     
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    Nice job man!
     
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    Thanks for the inspiration! had a blast working on it.
     
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    No problem at all buddy glad I could help :D
     
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    So I guess I'm next. I FINALLY got around to staining mine. It's been stripped and sanded and re-drilled for a hipshot for months and I haven't had time to hit the next step. Funny thing about two kids and one on the way...
    Anyway I put on the first coat of stain, aaaaaand ran out halfway through the last side. I got it covered, but I'll probably do another, haven't decided yet.
    And of course I forgot to take pictures of the process, but I'll get some up asap.
     
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    looking forward to it!
     
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    Nice job!
    If I wouldn't change the bodies of my ibbys, I'd probably do the same!
     

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