#1
I was just wondering...
I was planning on buying one of these...
But I kinda dislike the unfinished look... and I'm too poor to aford a standard.
Could I just Use normal Wood finish on it?
Or even Paint it then put normal wood finish? (pink and Black SG FTW!)

Please Get back to me!
Last edited by BlackVortex at Apr 23, 2008,
#2
pink and black would look......kinda odd, but cool. You could just give it some lacquer coats, or use sand n sealer, prime it (maybe, idk really), and then paint and lacquer it.
#4
Quote by qotsa1998
pink and black would look......kinda odd, but cool. You could just give it some lacquer coats, or use sand n sealer, prime it (maybe, idk really), and then paint and lacquer it.



cool. So it's a cheap and basic thing to do.
#5
If you buy the Virtuoso Cleaner and Polish Kit (use google) it will come out looking almost like a gloss finish.
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#7
Quote by hamish5178
If you buy the Virtuoso Cleaner and Polish Kit (use google) it will come out looking almost like a gloss finish.



would it be a permanet finish? or would I have to keep doing it?
#8
Quote by BlackVortex
would it be a permanet finish? or would I have to keep doing it?


It would make a permanent change in the finish, however it would look best if you used the polish once or twice a year.
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#9
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First of all It may look like it's unfinished, HOWEVER it does have at least lacquer. If you wish to paint one, Then I suggest you sand it down completely and properly. Then apply your re-finish using proper layers of Primer, Colour and lacquer etc.

You give me the impression than you are not very experienced with refinishing a guitar, so i suggest having it professionally painted.

At least experiment on an old cheap starter guitar first before experimenting on a gibson.

TBH i think you should leave it how it is. It's how it sounds not how it looks. 99% of the crowd wont give two ****s to how your SG looks like.

I personally think the faded natural colour looks good in any circumstance.


Bottom line:

If you want to re-colour it then test your methods on a cheap started guitar then progress onto your Gibson

OR

Just bring it to a specialist. The paint job will be so much more well done.

OR

Just leave it and use the money to upgrade your amp or pedals or even pickups.

Just make sure you think about it completely before making any hasty decisions as you could potentionally ruin a good instrument.

But that's just my two cents


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#10
yeah, flyingmarlin is right, its gonna have some finish whether it be a laquer or varnish or whatever. youre gonna have to sand it down before you paint it, then prob prime, and then paint. if you dont know what youre doing, then id go to someone with some experience because itd be a shame to make a gibson look like crap.
#11
Quote by HeavyMetalHokie
yeah, flyingmarlin is right, its gonna have some finish whether it be a laquer or varnish or whatever. youre gonna have to sand it down before you paint it, then prob prime, and then paint. if you dont know what youre doing, then id go to someone with some experience because itd be a shame to make a gibson look like crap.


I've been waiting for years for someone to agree with me buddy.


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