PRS logo rubbed off!!

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I just bought a prs CE for a very good price all black (no maple top)
looks pretty cool with gold Paul Reed smith logo on head stock.
I wanted to get some gunk off the head stock and use wood polish and by accident got it on the half the P of paul reed smith. The half the P rubbed off!
How can I repair this?
How stupid is it that there's no protection on the logo. Its just gold paint that can rub off.

even cheap fenders protect the logo
Just pissed:shock:
 

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That is weird, it is supposed to be UNDER the finished clear coat.

Try to look for decals in the ebay.
 

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That is weird, it is supposed to be UNDER the finished clear coat.

Try to look for decals in the ebay.
Maybe because its a ce? I went to GC and saw other like it so its not a fake neck. I took it part and cleaned it. (Too much cleaning!)

Is it fixable? I'll have to upload photo
 

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Are you sure you didn't get an SE with a refinished headstock? They usually put the "Paul Reed Smith" logo on when they refinish them.

Photos of the whole guitar are a must.
 

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Oh, I see now.

Yeah, I think that's because the CE has what PRS calls an "unfaced" headstock.
 

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SE have a BIG SE on it and have tht cheap candy finish.
I know mine is a CE I took it apart.

I'm so pissed about this because after cleaning it looks bad ass.
Plays pretty good too (not as good as the paul but just as heavy so you know the wood pretty good and solid)
 

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No, I get you, but you'll need to just refinish the headstock face and then throw a new PRS logo on it.

I'm not sure, but I think the CE's headstock was just a layer of color with the logo on top of it.
 

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Oh, I see now.

Yeah, I think that's because the CE has what PRS calls an "unfaced" headstock.
I'm not too familar with PRS as I am with Fender and Gibsons.
PRS are always too expensive I got this for a fair price. I don't mind dings but the logo just comming off is just so f'n lame

I figure if I can get the same gold paint I can just retrace it with a fine brush or pen
 

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I would call PRS customer service and explain what happened. Perhaps they can offer you a solution.
 

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I would call PRS customer service and explain what happened. Perhaps they can offer you a solution.
thanks everone for you help. I got this because I figured PRS why not. Priced like a studio and its something different. I know gibson can be a pain in the ass but at least the logo isnt' something that would fade away or just get rubbed off! I love my les paul
The retail price on these PRS guitars are just stupid. To get an even quality the cost is double than a Gibson

So pissed I want my P back:sadwave:
 

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I just bought a prs CE for a very good price all black (no maple top)
looks pretty cool with gold Paul Reed smith logo on head stock.
I wanted to get some gunk off the head stock and use wood polish and by accident got it on the half the P of paul reed smith. The half the P rubbed off!
How can I repair this?
How stupid is it that there's no protection on the logo. Its just gold paint that can rub off.

even cheap fenders protect the logo
Just pissed:shock:
but the fender AVRIs dont,so be careful with them.its just a decal laying on top of the finish.
 

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Why? Oh why!
I own a ual reed smith

went to the art store and got gold paint pen looked like crap removed all of the gold I put on and kept what was left.
I was very carefull
 

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I would call PRS customer service and explain what happened. Perhaps they can offer you a solution.
I emailed them and they are sending my a new P

they said it can be replaced

Must happen all the time. For such an expensive guitar you'd think they could at least protect their own logo.

Gibson seems to be made better and at lower price
 

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Aehm...

I don´t get what you´re complaining about.

The logo is on top of the clearcoat, and has been for years. On all PRS except where it is inlayed with paua or abalone.

Fender Customshops have the Fender decals above the headstock paint.
Gibsons have silkscreened "Les Paul" above the paint.

So your criticism is not fair IMO.

Be glad they send you an original "P" to replace it. Just try and ask Gibson and Fender if they would do something similar.

PRS makes quality Instruments that are very well worth the price you pay for them - especially if you compare them to similar priced Fenders and Gibsons.
You cannot honestly say that " Gibson seems to be made better"---- Even my Customshop Gibson Reissues are a QC nightmare compared to my PRS guitars
 

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Man, looking at the wear on the headstock no wonder it came off.
 

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I've seen some Squiers with a similar problem. However, PRS is known for quality so call their reps and find out how to go about it.

However, if the guitar plays nice, who the hell cares about the logo?
 

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I've seen some Squires with a similar problem. However, PRS is known for quality so call their reps and find out how to go about it.

However, if the guitar plays nice, who the hell cares about the logo?
I was just surprised at how easy the logo came off. They are known for quality but you also pay so much just for that name as well you don't want it just to rub off.
I just seen on most guitars the logo is under some type of finish.
The prs has no protection at all and can be scrape off with just a finger nail.
 

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You pay for a name, true, but that name translates into quality. That's precisely the problem with Gibson. Their inlayed logo doesn't fall off, the nut does! LOL...

You can apply a waterslide, then when it's dry you apply a very soft "coat" of lacquer (called a tack coat)... wait a bit for it to dry, then you apply another coat (a bit thicker but NOT a wet coat).. wait for it to dry, then a wet coat....

More or less that's the process, if you wanted to know.

You can also silk screen the logo, that's how they do it. When you silkscreen, the ink is key Buy good quality made for professional applications. It's not expensive and you can make it last for a long time. Also, make sure you have a good screen to work with and that there's no rough areas of spots that will prevent the ink from passing through.

Wash your screens well after application (most of these inks are water-based so cleanup is quick). You'll need to wait a bit longer before you can apply the first coat, just to be safe.

I'd give you a screen, but I'm pretty sure there must be some complicated legal issue there sending stuff like that to some third party. Sorry.
 




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