im going to freeze my gibson tomorrow

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  1. RedMastiff

    RedMastiff Banned

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    hi:
    im going to freeze my sg standard tomorrow to get some real chekings.
    i hope it will be horizontal chekings, but i will be happy wherever it happens.
    i got some checking already this winter, but 1 month ago i bought a can of dust air, and sprayed the guitar so the chekings went bigger and longer.
    im going to freeze it so i can test how this method works.
    ill post whatever happens.
    but im going to put the guitar directly, no wraps or loosing strings, im just going to put it on the freezer.
    now on my house its 30 degrees so i think the change will be enough.
    im planning on let the guitar only 30 mins at -15 degrees.
     
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  2. Penny Dreadful

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    Rethink this!!
     
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  3. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    NIce!!!! Fake checking is soooo, ummmm...never mind, it's fake.
     
  4. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Just let your friend who knocked it over on you borrow it for awhile..Should come page finely relic'ed and aged.
     
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  5. So What

    So What Senior Member

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    Good luck!

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  6. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful Banned

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    Warped necks, damaged electronics etc...Once, done is done. Unless you are sitting on a bundle of cash and this means nothing, then I say go nuts! :D
     
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    Good luck!
     
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  8. RedMastiff

    RedMastiff Banned

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    one thing is to drop the guitar and smash the headstock on the floor and other thing is relicing.
    For your info, im still angry with my friend and i know pretty well he didnt on purpose, but this is another topic no?
     
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    Btw i will apreciate if anti relicers could be quiet.
    We all know there are more people who doesnt like relicing than the people who likes, so please, let us the people who likes this things, talk free and learn. we are not doing any harm to you!
    pls :D
     
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    Mexicanbreed Senior Member

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    I would sell that guitar, other guitars, maybe a few amps, and then serously go to town. Get a real CustomShop, send it to HM, because only certain glues can give you the toanz.

    Nah, seriously... I love these threads. Freeze your guitar, use a razor on it, smash dirt in the finish. It is all good.
     
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    worked for me. damn the nay sayers
     
  12. RedMastiff

    RedMastiff Banned

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    To pay my guitar taked me 12 months.
    Im not poor but im not rich neither. I sweat my shirts working every day, i dont make money writting or typing a pc.
    i dreamed about having a gibson all my life and this is the first i bought.
    As you can see, this guitar is very important to me.
    You would think, why if its so important you harm it?
    its not harm, i baby sit my guitars, and i love to experiment with nitro lacquer guitars.
    with this guitar i learned a lot about lacquer, the only thing i didnt test was the freezer method, so here i go.
    probably on my next gibby i want force the lacquer since now i know how modern gibson lacquer reacts and how to make it to.
     
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  13. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    For your info i didn't post for or against relic'ing..
    If you're going to post on an open forum you're going to take the good comment's with the harsh one's.
     
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    the only reservation I have is you might pull it out the freezer an find a bag of frozen peas stuck to it
     
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    very true.
    If you ask on a forum how to check a guitar, people will say to you to refinish or to buy a custom shop murphy (man, sometimes i see a nice reliced murphy but 99% of them its so fake if you ever have seen real cheking before).
    The 3rd option is to do it yourself, thats why i did and im going to learn how freezer works and then i will make a post of "how to dry modern gibson lacquer fast".
    At first i was doing it worng, now i think i mastered it so i can do it with in my opinion 0 harm to the guitar.
    Ill make the post soon!!!
     
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    of course you can comment, its a free public post.
    Im just telling you, you made a big offtopic saying that my friend droped my guitar and making a joke about it, again its not fun, i worked very hard for a year to buy this guitar, and when your friend drops it to the floor like and idiot, i can tell you, jokes about that are not fun.
    and yea your right about the public post, but im asking kindly to all, not personal to you.
    Lets try to have the post on peace, i dont like goldtops, but i dont go to all the goldtop post to say how awful color is for me and how dumb are their owners to buy a gt instead a sunbusrt (its an example i do like gts a lot :D)
    peace!!!
     
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    You have babies sit on your guitar? How odd.
     
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  18. RedMastiff

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    btw current stage of the guitar:
    headstock front is checked already, back is clean. also sides are checked too.
    Neck is checked already
    body is clean except bottom horn wich is slighty checked.
    I expect tomorrow to get more checkings on the neck and specially the body, but im not sure since body lacquer seems less brittle than neck-headstock
     
  19. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Read some of the link's they may help you in your quest.:D

    Let me google that for you
     
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    RedMastiff Banned

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    thanks i already read almost all the links googled already months and years ago. i read about this things since almost 9 years ago, but i hadnt the chance to experiment
    and im searching about gibson, if you google it like you did, it shows many fender posts. (wich i already read too).




    as you can see you already posted 3 times on this post and still no info related with the topic.......or at least relevant.
    That was waht i was talking about:

    -first: you come and say my friend droped my guitar and make a joke about it.

    -second: you tried to teach me life lessons about how if you make a public post you can get negative replys.....thanks for the tip man, but i think i didnt need a remind since i already know it and im just calling for peace since i know how relic post use to end..... casue people offtopics like you doing u.u

    -third: after my reply to you talking to you about first and second point, now you come with a google it link? man.............


    thanks for participate on the post, but please stop it. thanks
     

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