So I have an R7 that basically mint and i'm always scared to played for the sake of getting beat up. So I'm thinking of aging/relicing it so it can already be beat up, makes sense, no? Now, its already a vos model, no the hardware is already decently faded. However, the previous owned had polished the guitar to take the sticky vos finish off. So I want to have buckle rash, so the point where so of the paint has come off on the backs top. In addition some arm rash, where your arm touches the body. of course, i kinda want to give it that vos type finish back, and of course the chipping around the headstock. Dings and scratches are fairly easy, the fender custom shop simply uses a bunch of keys on the guitar, and that looks pretty authentic. As for checking, i don't really like how it looks, especially on goldtops, but i probably will like to have some, just for a more natural look. Now i know most of you will probably say, "just play it hard" or "use it more often", but I don't really do live shows or gigs, I'm just a bed room player. What are the best methods for this type of stuff? Thanks.