#1
How much would it cost to get the Joe Satriani-like mirror finish on a guitar? Is it hard to do?
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#4
well first you have to get the milk of a yehti, then the droppings of a camel, combine those, and add some silver, ur in good shape
#5
There is this certant kinda finish they put on cars, it is extremely toxic and it takes a permit for a place to paint with it.

However it looks ****ing beautifull ! And it really does have a mirror finish! Try looking into that.
#6
You could always send it off to be chromed. I mean, I have no idea about the properties of chrome, or whether or not it would adhere to wood, but still.
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#7
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You could always send it off to be chromed. I mean, I have no idea about the properties of chrome, or whether or not it would adhere to wood, but still.


They can even chrome rubber nowadays, so I'm guessing they can do wood too.
#8
^Chrome is put in as a liquid.... It would most definately not adhere to the wood, Most likely, it would dissolve the wood.

I've got no idea... You could try something like aluminum, and buffing the hell out of it... Other than that, I'm completely at a loss.
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#9
There is a chrome paint that gives a VERY shiny finish, but I can't remember who made it. Algee has posted it on here before.
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#10
Silver leaf perhaps? It isn't too expensive and you could just lay it down over some primer. Polish, polish and polish it like hell though to get a nice shine.

Would be very cool when you tell people that you have a "silver" guitar.

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#11
chroming is a chemical process that eats away at metal to an extent so i would say to NOT try and have it chromed. they actually dip whatever they chrome into a bath of acid that eats rust off of steel so imagine what it would do to wood. but if you cant find glossy silver paint then just wrap it in foil glue it down and clear coat over it.
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There is a chrome paint that gives a VERY shiny finish, but I can't remember who made it. Algee has posted it on here before.


is that the one with a long ass explanation/commercial thing? it was interesting... i liked it lol.
#14
Duplicolor makes chrome paint.

An interesting note about Ibanez' mirror finishes is that any fingerprints left on them for mroe than a few minutes become permanent.
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#15
Go to ur local auto store and get chrome paint. It's intented for not so shiny car parts, but works fine on wood too. Although it isn't exactly satch's js1000. So take care in the painting process.
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#16
i did gum wrapper foil on my bass...it looks sick!

but i learned how to make a mirror finish a while back in material science and all it takes is 3 chemicals that are easy to find, one of them is silver....but you put a certain proportion of each(if its not almost exactly on the dot, it wont work) in whatever, shake it up for 2 mins, and whatever you had is now mirror finished! problem is, since theres silver in it, it tarnishes FAST so you need to put something over(such as glass) and to make it short, dont do it!

this gave me a good idea to make a mirror pickguard!

also check out the new esp/ltd guitars...they are completely mirrored!
#19
no problem, ill have one up soon...i gotta find my camera first

i wouldnt recommend it unless you know how to take off the foil fast like eventually learned....cuz it took me about 50+ hours altogether
#21
about 30 packs of 5 pieces of gum in each for the headstock and everything.

i started a "gum wrappers for jeff's bass" fund on myspace and they just poured on in everyday
#22
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about 30 packs of 5 pieces of gum in each for the headstock and everything.

i started a "gum wrappers for jeff's bass" fund on myspace and they just poured on in everyday


How did you do that? Is there a way to put a donate button on a myspace or something?? I would love to do some project in which people donate their money to buy MY project... it's genius, just like savetoby.com
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#23
Squier makes one with mirror pickgaurd, i saw it at GC one time and I could actually see my face in it clearly.

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/2/3/5/276235.jpg

Also, Gibson has "The Century Series" which pretty much they cover the front with a mirror pickgaurd.

SG:
http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/2/7/4/390274.jpg

X-plorer:
http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/2/7/7/390277.jpg

Les Paul:
http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/0/1/8/392018.jpg

V:
http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/2/7/6/390276.jpg


But... as for your topic... I have no clue as to how you would do this.
#24
http://www.simscustom.com/html/chrome_zone.htm
They can do it either as a wraparound(like satch's guitars), foil (not that great), or an accuall mirior top (like Vai's guitars) but they're really expensive.
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#25
just to say - you can chrome wood but it takes a long time,

Matt Bellamy has his Bomber Manson

That is chromed mahogany - it was done in a rush though koz he wnated it for a tour so it bubbled - they airburshed on sum translucent purple in areas ot make it look burnt and then added sum rivets from a 1944 spitfire - it looks absolutely fantastic

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#27
we have this paint system at the shop i work at. very expensive compared with the other paints. first, we clear coat about 25 times, and while the last coat is still flashing (partially drying), we lay a foil type layer over it. this is why it's expensive. if that foil gets wrinkled or doesnt lay 150% flat, the whole job has to be started over. however, after we get it to lay flat, we clear it about 14 more times to seal it, either with clear or some kind of translucent candy color ( i suggest candy apple red with gold metalflake). anyway, it comes out looking exactly like a mirror if it's done right with clear. plus, if you scratch it, you will never know because unless you seriously drop it, you will never reach that foil sheet. it runs about 125 bucks a square foot to perform, but it's so worth it if you want it bad enough. it's only been done once at our shop on a ferrarri, thats where i got the suggestion of candy apple red. it looked amazing, and somehow, we didnt screw up.