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Old 05-28-2007, 08:03 PM   #81
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I want to get my SG standard a fully black look, how would I do this?

Paint it black.

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Old 05-29-2007, 06:27 PM   #82
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Didnt read every post up to this point so sorry if this has been answered.

How would I go about painting my black sg red with a white stripe down the middle. Id like the stripe to be as wide as the bridge.

Would I tape of the rest of the guitar and leave the area I want white and spray just that or do it all then cover the middle and do the rest in green?

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Old 05-31-2007, 08:19 AM   #83
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So i'm gonna be stripping my guitar pretty soon, and spraying it silver, with some black lines or something somewhere on it.

So, I'm gonna sand it down nicely, then what do I do ?

Primer ? Then Spray it with the spray paint I'm gonna use ?
What colour primer would be best ?

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:03 PM   #84
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i have a question

i recently stripped and sanded down an old squire strat and wanted to apply a swirl paint job

so i was wondering

1. what type of paint should i use and do i need any other materials (besides a tub)

2. how many coats of primer should i put on it and do i appliy a clear coat as well before doing the swirl

3. do i need to need to fill in all the screw holes and any other such openings and what should i use

4. concerning the protective paint inside the pickup cavities should i strip that to or should i just cover it up with masking tape or any other type of masking item
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:08 PM   #85
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Sorry if this' been asked before, but which one of those tutorials would be used for this type of transparent effect ?

http://www.giffinguitars.com/images/6BLSw.JPG
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:15 AM   #86
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Exactly. Sand the pickgaurd with 400 grit sandpaper, prime and spray your color.
I've used Krylon and Rustoleum paint for plastic and didn't need to sand and prime. The painted pickguards have been impervious to picks or accidental bumps.
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Sorry if this' been asked before, but which one of those tutorials would be used for this type of transparent effect ?

http://www.giffinguitars.com/images/6BLSw.JPG
StewMac's tutorial should work for you.
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:06 PM   #87
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I've used Krylon and Rustoleum paint for plastic and didn't need to sand and prime. The painted pickguards have been impervious to picks or accidental bumps.

Cool.
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:24 PM   #88
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Thanks, man.

What woods would you guys reccomend to get a "zebra stripe" grain after the staining?
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:19 PM   #89
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gonna paint my guitar soon, hope it works out.
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:53 PM   #90
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now with the whole sanding to refinish/paint would that work on a guitar with a lacquer coat (namely an epi g-400 SG) and would that destroy the lacquer, resulting in a guitar thats just the wooden body with a new paint job
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:47 AM   #91
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Epiphones are polyurethane not lacquer.
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:34 PM   #92
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Epiphones are polyurethane not lacquer.

i actually didnt know that but still would the whole sanding technique work? ive also been told to use a latex base air brush paint so would the work on the polyurethane?
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:35 PM   #93
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What 'sanding technique' are you reffering to? Any paint will work over polyurethane as long as it's prepped correctly.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:29 AM   #94
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im thinking about painting designs on my faded flying v like hendrix but my own style. After I paint it with nail polish or paint, should i put some polyurthene or something on? Also before i paint it would i have to sand it?
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im thinking about painting designs on my faded flying v like hendrix but my own style. After I paint it with nail polish or paint, should i put some polyurthene or something on? Also before i paint it would i have to sand it?

The final clearcoat would need a gently roughened/sanded surface to adhere, so, lightly sand the glossy area with a high grit sandpaper (1500) as a first step. Wipe it down with a damp cloth to remove the "dust" then paint your design. Wait a minimum of 1 hour for the design to dry. Then clearcoat all over, 3X.

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Old 06-08-2007, 02:44 AM   #96
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do i have to sand down a guitar in order to repaint it if i'm doing a darker color and one solid color?
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:33 AM   #97
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How would I go about painting pickups so they would look like the red one on this? Or can I just go out and buy red pickups?

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Old 06-13-2007, 12:29 PM   #98
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You can buy red pickups or red pickup bobbins (I think that's what they are called).
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:48 PM   #99
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How do you make a metallic finish that changes colors like the ibanez xiphos
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