How do I get a white Gibson more "Yellowish"?

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  1. midtowner

    midtowner Junior Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a Gibson SG Standard 2013 in White and I want the guitar to look a bit more Yellowish and "used"..It`s to "Whitey" for me :)..

    You have any tips? Is it enough to put it out in the sun for a few hours?:cool:

    Thanks
     
  2. viking20

    viking20 Senior Member

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    Chain smoking....
     
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    TheZ Senior Member

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    Leave it out in the sun in the afternoons, it'll start yellowing in no time. Just make sure it doesn't get too hot.
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    ^ No, yellowing takes a LOT of time in the sun. Its fading of UV unstable dye that takes a short time.

    Even in Australia I have to leave nitro out in the sun for the entire summer to get it to amber up in the jar. Sprayed in the thicknesses on a guitar it barely looks amber at all.

    So the tip is - sell the newer one and get one already yellow, or wait.
     
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  5. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Chain smoke and play gigs where people chain smoke.
     
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  6. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    So sad. :(

    I want a white Gibson, but I refuse to buy one because it will yellow.
     
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    irocdave12 Senior Member

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    Yes smoke with your sg as often as possible. IMPORTANT don't cover any area of the white or you won't have uniform yellowing. Same air has to get to all the white paint in equal amounts. And it won't take long at all. You can turn one yellow in a year or less
     
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    Here`s my 93, so just another 20 years and it should be yellowish :D

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    deadlyweasel Silver Supporter

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    You could spray some amber clear on it then level sand buff and polish.
     
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    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

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    never play in a room with less smoke in it then this

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    tolm Bigsby Junkie

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    You know how to make yellow snow, right?
     
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    MusicLaw Senior Member

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    This time of year, put it on a guitar stand and position it facing the South in direct sunshine. The UV radiation will begin to yellow the finish in a few weeks. Or, buy a cheap clamp on style Aluminum Reflector and a UV Bulb to shine on the Guitar at night in your garage, basement, bathroom, closet, etc.
     
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    midtowner Junior Member

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    Thanks Guys!
     
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    If you don't smoke, take it somewhere where you can get a smoker to exhale on it. It works!
     
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    I bought a OLW Strat (poly finish) 5 years ago, forgot it in its case .... ET VOILA!
     
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    My 08 Studio yellowed up nicely from being left in the sun. As was said, make sure it doesn't get too hot. I would bring it on the porch with me and read when it was nice out.
     
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    Filterless Camels
     
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    Could you put it in a smoke box like you would meat, and let the smoke do the work [might smell for a bit...?
    Or perhaps use the shoe polish?
    [just a stab in the dark - might work, might be a horrible mistake]
     

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