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    Default Factory Finish Frankenstein...COMPLETE!

    Well, here's the first of what will probably be many. The reflectors aren't actually on yet. We even put the quarter on the buffer, made it look chrome dipped. Plays great, sounds great. Heavy as a cinder block hehe. Made a great birthday present for my son. I want to say thank you to everybody involved and everybody here in the guitar room forum for their help, ideas, and inspiration. Now it's time to do my relic'd replica.

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    Sorry about the quality of the pictures...need to get a better camera.
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    Default Here's a few more pics...

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    Congratulations!
    Looks amazing!
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    Well done!
    WGAF?!!

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    Well done man...well done. I think i'll try a factory finish when i'm done as well this summer.

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    Nice job!
    I'm sure your son loved it! ... I know I would.

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    beautimus!!!!
    Dammit!!! I still smell like cotton candy!!!

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    Oh..and don't be shy..bigger picts would be nice..

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    Deadon Badass!
    Great work.
    The buffed quarter is an awesome touch.
    Very cool.
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    WOW!!!

    That looks freakin awesome and I want one!!!

    Thanks for sharing. Your son must be thrilled to have it...what a great Dad to make it for him.

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    ME100472,
    What type of paint, compounds, and buffer did you use?
    Just curious.


    Any way you can post some better pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    ME100472,
    What type of paint, compounds, and buffer did you use?
    Just curious.


    Any way you can post some better pics?
    First, let me say thanks for the positive comments. It means alot coming from you guys who build guitars all the time.

    A friend of mine since grade school owns a body shop (Dave's Vintage Collision & Restoration, St. Charles, MO) We used PPG automotive primer & paint. We scanned the color off my EVH Art Series Charvel. I believe he used 3M buffing compounds. I'll work on getting some better pics up.
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    Sweet!

    Congrats from a local guy (just on the other side of the river).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ME100472 View Post
    First, let me say thanks for the positive comments. It means alot coming from you guys who build guitars all the time.

    A friend of mine since grade school owns a body shop (Dave's Vintage Collision & Restoration, St. Charles, MO) We used PPG automotive primer & paint. We scanned the color off my EVH Art Series Charvel. I believe he used 3M buffing compounds. I'll work on getting some better pics up.
    Sounds like you guys did it right!

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    Bro that is super slick...

    I'm not a super huge fan of the reliced 5150's or Frankies but factory finish...that is one I may have to try one day...
    Eddie and Dave...the way it was meant to be

 

 

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