#1
I have an Ibanez RG2EX1 in black with white trim, and I was wondering about painting my hardware white. I want to make it look sort of like the opposite of the white version, where its a white body and black hardware.

I figured I would put tape on the parts of the hardware that the strings touch to avoid it peeling off onto the strings, and the rest would be no problem--except the pickups. Since they are covered EMG's, people say painting them is no problem, but what kind of paint should I use?

Also, would it be possible to use something simple like Wite-Out? (Excuse me if that is a horrible idea. This is why I'm here )
#2
The paint on the hardware will come off with use, just so you know.
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You'll have to sand the parts so the paint will stick better, if you do a good job it should work fine
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#5
Powder coating, probably.

Maybe clearcoat, but it's just a matter of time before that comes off.

I think the best thing you can do is sand your hardware a lot so the paint has something to adhere to.
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So what about painting the bridge and pickups, because those are the most difficult. It's a fixed bridge, so its not terribly complicated, but how can I paint it easily without dipping the whole thing into a bucket of paint?

And as for the pickups, would simple paint or wite-out diminish the tone of them?
#7
i wouldnt advise white out. Im not sure but i dont think that it will adhere well to the plastic and white out dries very flaky and will flake off rather quickly
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#8
EMG makes pickups in white now, just for the record.

I believe Buckethead's Les Paul has had white hardware in the past. What he did was probably sand the hardware a little so as to get more surface area for the paint to stick to, but his guitar nowadays has gold hardware so...
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#9
Thanks for all your help.

On a seperate note, Raijouta, I was looking into buying a Peavey ValveKing 112, and I noticed you have it. I've heard good reviews about it, what can you tell me about it?
#10
Uhh I think Krylon makes a plastic bonding paint that should work well. just sand down what you need painted.
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