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Old 05-09-2007, 08:06 PM   #61
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how do i get my guitar to look like this?
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #62
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Hi, i was gonna make a thread on this topic, but i thought id rather just post here. Does anyone know if car paint would work alright on a guitar? Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-12-2007, 03:07 PM   #63
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I airbrush guitars using water based automotive paints. They are called Auto Air and Etac. You can also use House of kolor paints with no problem.

Just get it nicely clear coated afterward to protect that paintwork
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:35 PM   #64
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Cool, thanks for the answer dude
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:40 PM   #65
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Is the holoflash mentioned in the first page that hard to do? It looks fairly simple, just time consuming
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:29 PM   #66
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It appears Steinberger did a few of these way back when aswell.


thats a marble finish
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:30 PM   #67
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Any idea on how to do this? Specific paint? Technique?
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:50 PM   #68
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i think it involves cotton balls and gold leaf, but i've never heard how to actually do it.

and the holoflash isn't all that hard to do.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:27 PM   #69
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if i wanted to get a certain design on my guitar, would getting it stickered work? like an outline of something, for example a biohazard sign, if i get it in that sticket when you peel off the back, place the sticker, then peel of the front (sorry i forget the name) but if i wanted to use one of those would it work?

i'm thinking that if i did it would take LOTS of clear coat to get rid of the bump, but i wouldn't mind that, i guess the question i'm really asking is would clear coat harm the sticker?
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:09 PM   #70
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how do i get my guitar to look like this?

Tape. Lots of it. Search frankenstrat, or EVH, in this forum. You'll find a BILLION threads.
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:19 PM   #71
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Tape. Lots of it. Search frankenstrat, or EVH, in this forum. You'll find a BILLION threads.


the finish is pretty basic, but getting a strat to look that beat up is gonna take some work.

but most likely he was just talking about the finish
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:50 PM   #72
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how would you go around making a guitar look like the Zakk Wylde buzzsaw?
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:25 PM   #73
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Get me a pic of ANY guitar (preferably black) and i can put ANY picture or texture on it. It also looks realistic!
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:10 AM   #74
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I want to get my SG standard a fully black look, how would I do this?
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:16 AM   #75
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I put primer on the bass, and it says to sand with 220 grit sandpaper. I started sanding and with 3 strokes back and forth the primer was already stripped to the wood. Am I supposed to go to the wood or am I doing it wrong?
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How would one go by painting a scratchplate?
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How would one go by painting a scratchplate?

Spray paint. Maybe rough it up a bit with sandpaper, but use really fine sand paper like 400 grit.
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:35 AM   #78
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How would one go by painting a scratchplate?

Rust-o-leum, Krylon, and lots of other spraypaint brands specifically made for plastic.
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Spray paint. Maybe rough it up a bit with sandpaper, but use really fine sand paper like 400 grit.

Exactly. Sand the pickgaurd with 400 grit sandpaper, prime and spray your color.
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I put primer on the bass, and it says to sand with 220 grit sandpaper. I started sanding and with 3 strokes back and forth the primer was already stripped to the wood. Am I supposed to go to the wood or am I doing it wrong?

You're supposed to be sanding with a flat spot, so that the primer will fill any low spots or dips. Spray 2-3 coats of the primer, let it cure for 24 hours and then sand it evenly. You will probaly notice primer in some spots that wont sand out, those are low spots.

Use 320 or 400 grit for sanding the primer though, 220 is a bit rough to be sanding fresh paint.
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