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    Default USA Ivory Wolf relic and kill switch job...... project has begun

    Well......

    never thought I'd buy a 3K guitar and tear it apart and end up relic'ing it up like Ed's but the fact of the matter is..... it just HAD to be done. So the guitar was sent out for the kill switch install (which was going to happen anyways) and its getting the relic 2015 guitar treatment ASAP after. So stand by.... here is my new USA EVH Ivory Wolf 2016 guitar and its the best playing guitar I have ever owned..... you won't see her like this ever again. Stand by for status reports. Project (Kill switch and relic'ing) should take about 2 to 3 weeks tops. This one is gonna be better than my last one and the "checking" effect with the scored lines through the body will be spot on. This one is gonna look EXACTLY the same as the ones Chip did..... I promise you.... stand by on this one guys your gonna love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    This one is gonna be better than my last one and the "checking" effect with the scored lines through the body will be spot on. This one is gonna look EXACTLY the same as the ones Chip did..... I promise you.... stand by on this one guys your gonna love it.
    Just curious...are you refinishing the body using lacquer?

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    sanding spots down to wood and painting them black and then using exacto knife to create "checking effect...." same process as Chip Ellis used so it should be pretty close to the 10K deals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Van Halen View Post
    Man, you're gonna relic a $3K guitar. You gotta have these:

    hell yeah baby!!!! after the year I just had, nothing is sacred to me anymore.... only live once screw it and you cant take any of it with you.... you dont tow a UHaul behind you when your in the hearse so I'm gonna enjoy these damn guitars and make em count.... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    you dont tow a UHaul behind you when your in the hearse
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    sanding spots down to wood and painting them black and then using exacto knife to create "checking effect...." same process as Chip Ellis used so it should be pretty close to the 10K deals

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    Did Chip post anything or do an interview? That would be cool to read!

    If I were guessing on how he did the limited edition relic, I would say:

    -spray body in black using lacquer
    -tape wear areas
    -spray body in white using lacquer
    -freeze/heat technique to achieve checking

    The USA models were sprayed in urethane and the relic was sprayed in lacquer according to the spec sheets.

    However you decide to do it, good-luck! Hope it works out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    hell yeah baby!!!! after the year I just had, nothing is sacred to me anymore.... only live once screw it and you cant take any of it with you.... you dont tow a UHaul behind you when your in the hearse so I'm gonna enjoy these damn guitars and make em count.... lol

    Rob
    Wow, that's a big leap of faith!
    After watching your hangout video w/JohnnyB., I was pretty sure you were going to leave this guitar 'as is', yet I totally get where you're coming from.

    We all know your skill set, so there's no doubt the relic job will be spot on.
    Looking forward to seeing it take shape, Rob!
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    Normally I'd say "Don't do it!!!!" but I'm sure you'll make it work, Rob. Happy modding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD-1972 View Post
    Did Chip post anything or do an interview? That would be cool to read!

    If I were guessing on how he did the limited edition relic, I would say:

    -spray body in black using lacquer
    -tape wear areas
    -spray body in white using lacquer
    -freeze/heat technique to achieve checking

    The USA models were sprayed in urethane and the relic was sprayed in lacquer according to the spec sheets.

    However you decide to do it, good-luck! Hope it works out for you.
    thanks guys,

    a good friend of mine who has spoken to Chip says the checking was done w an exacto knife not a freeze / heat thing like folks think. I tried that on my last 2015 relic and it did'nt work for creating checking. A good friend of mine, Johnny and Dave's did the process to his USA Ivory wolf with the exacto knife and it came out totally KICK ASS and looks exact to Chip's guitars and this is the process I am doing. Have faith grasshoppers its gonna be kick ass I promise.

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    I know it will be great Rob! After Chris Hubbard did his, we all know it is possible and I absolutely know that yours will turn out just as good!

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    Called it, I knew it wouldn't last in it's new condition.

    Have fun and be careful! If you "mess up", so what? It's your guitar and it's going to get wear eventually!

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    Looking forward to seeing the progress. I am sure it will turn out great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaminub View Post
    Called it, I knew it wouldn't last in it's new condition.

    Have fun and be careful! If you "mess up", so what? It's your guitar and it's going to get wear eventually!
    I actually thought he'd keep it stock & pristine, save for the eventual kill switch he mentioned wanting to have installed...
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