#2
Use a heat gun on a very low setting from far away?

(Don't actually try that, it was just the first idea I had)
#3
one of these.


no, but seriously.

a 5 second google search of "aging nitrocellulose lacquer" revealed : the thin film of lacquer yellows with age, this property can be accelerated by exposure to sunlight
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#5
Ohh, finish the guitar, then spill alcohol (whiskey?), coffee and tea on it. Sweat, grease, and pretty much anything else from the human body you can think of to simulate years of use. Lock in dank basement for several years, enjoy.
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Ohh, finish the guitar, then spill alcohol (whiskey?), coffee and tea on it. Sweat, grease, and pretty much anything else from the human body you can think of to simulate years of use. Lock in dank basement for several years, enjoy.


don't forget feces. i always get that on my axe somehow.

I would say so that, and let it sit in a window sill with lots of UV exposure. make sure its dry though, or else it could melt/run.
#7
In my shop, I use a UV light to get the correct color. For people who really want the ancient and mistreated look, I make checking by using a long blast with a wicked heat gun that I have and quickly moving it in front of my air conditioner running at full blast on the coldest setting.
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#8
or maybe u could go with tinted laquer?

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Finishes_and_solvents/2/ColorTone_Aerosol_Guitar_Lacquer.html

but it wont have as much of an authentic look, i guess...
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or maybe u could go with tinted laquer?

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Finishes_and_solvents/2/ColorTone_Aerosol_Guitar_Lacquer.html

but it wont have as much of an authentic look, i guess...

That's only for a transparent finish. If you've seen any vintage solid-colored guitar lacquered with nitrocellulose, you know that it takes on an entirely different color as it ages (thanks to UV light). Fire engine red becomes this strange orange, blue takes on a turquoise hue, etc.
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#10
yeah, that was just a guess, i didnt think it would come out great, but it kinda popped into my head that stew-mac has tinted laquer
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In my shop, I use a UV light to get the correct color. For people who really want the ancient and mistreated look, I make checking by using a long blast with a wicked heat gun that I have and quickly moving it in front of my air conditioner running at full blast on the coldest setting.


I was right about the heat gun?!
#12
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don't forget feces. i always get that on my axe somehow.

I would say so that, and let it sit in a window sill with lots of UV exposure. make sure its dry though, or else it could melt/run.



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#14
If your trem is steel, you can find a way to get it rusted... and get cream pickups if you like singles... basically, turn everything white into cream/gray, and anything steel kinda rusted
peeling paint is a plus, but I wouldn't try that on your own, you might totally screw that "quality aged" finish of yours

I wanna see pics eventually when it's done!
#15
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awesome! well i was thinking of making it either red or blue, which i think looks really good once aged,
i just have to figure out how make all the hardware match the paintwork.

A one-ply white plastic pickguard ages very well in coffee and tobacco, but be sure not to overdo it. You can also use the UV light in this to yellow it, but not all plastics do that. If you're doing this, make sure you put the pickup covers and knobs in their correct place to give the correct tan lines and give all the pieces the same hue.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#16
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A one-ply white plastic pickguard ages very well in coffee and tobacco, but be sure not to overdo it. You can also use the UV light in this to yellow it, but not all plastics do that. If you're doing this, make sure you put the pickup covers and knobs in their correct place to give the correct tan lines and give all the pieces the same hue.


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#17
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Thank you, but Google yields the same information. All in all, I simply recommend the threadstarter Googles for information on relicing.
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#18
if you smoke cigarettes or cigars or know someone who does smoke near the finish and it will give it an aging discoloration.
#19
Im not sure if anybody's said this yet, but since UV light makes the laquer age, you can put your guitar near a flourescent light and leave it. For example, put the guitar in a closet with a fourescent light on for a month.
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#20
I sold a guy a strat that had been hanging on a wall where I smoke cigars regularly. It had been hanging there for a couple of years. The guy wrote to me asking how I had aged the guitar so nicely.

So, cigar smoke works. You could take your guitar to a local cigar shop when they have tasting events and get a big smoke fix that way. UVB light exposure will do it, too. You can put the guitar in sunlight or if you have access to a UVB lamp, that'll work, also.
#21
The guys on the Big Bang Theory have a time machine!!!
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#22
Soak it in water in the bath tub for a few hours and then leave it on your roof for a week or so.
#23
Fill it with sand.


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