#1
Alright so I've been wanting to repaint one of my guitars pretty badly lately. Seeing as this would be my first repaint, Im planning to repaint my Squier. I wanted to do something pretty ridiculous. Im never going to play it again anyways. I just want to do something different. So I started reading about glow in the dark painting and I found some information on how to paint so that in the light you see a base color and that in the dark the guitar glows a different color.

Any thoughts guys?
Last edited by jackofclubs at Feb 25, 2009,
#3
Paint your guitar with chalk board paint (its a chalk board in a can!)

Then you can write on it to explain stuff, and stuff
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#4
I've seen it done, he called the guitar "The Ghost". Very neat Idea, I'd love to use it on one of my next guitars actually.
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Paint your guitar with chalk board paint (its a chalk board in a can!)

Then you can write on it to explain stuff, and stuff


Would feel horrible to play though.
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Quote by PedroLesPaulVM
Paint your guitar with chalk board paint (its a chalk board in a can!)

Then you can write on it to explain stuff, and stuff

this,
you could work stuff out and shred at the same time
#7
I'm sure I've seen someone, probably in Birmingham, with UV designs on his guitar. That was fun as I think it may have been a Goth band. The Tombstones, perhaps.
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Quote by PedroLesPaulVM
Paint your guitar with chalk board paint (its a chalk board in a can!)

Then you can write on it to explain stuff, and stuff


that is a brilliant idea,

practical too - how many times have you been at band practice and been like "where's a pen and paper?"
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that is a brilliant idea,

practical too - how many times have you been at band practice and been like "where's a pen and paper?"

Exactly
we could totally patent the idea and make a fortune
#10
Damn, I had a good idea?
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#11
it's a great idea until you see the cost of the paint. then this sort of projects tend to never start.
#12
Lol. I was slightly afraid of the price too. However my mom said that she would pay. If and when I do it I will deffinitly post pics!

Also... Chalkboard guitar... Write tabs as your playing... xD

Wait a second... I was just thinking. What about doing the guitar in chalkboard, and the pickguard glow in the dark?
Last edited by jackofclubs at Feb 25, 2009,
#13
Im seriously thinking of doing a chalkboard guitar now. Do you guys think it would be cool/exciting enough? And if I do proceed, Green or Black?

Also.. I wouldnt be able to put a finish over the Chalkboard paint. Would that be bad for the guitar? Not that I care much... Its from the squier starter pack :P
Last edited by jackofclubs at Feb 25, 2009,
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Quote by jackofclubs
Im seriously thinking of doing a chalkboard guitar now. Do you guys think it would be cool/exciting enough? And if I do proceed, Green or Black?

Also.. I wouldnt be able to put a finish over the Chalkboard paint. Would that be bad for the guitar? Not that I care much... Its from the squier starter pack :P



The chalkboard paints tough as nails, I painted a cabinet with it and it gets knocked into all the time. You can get it at ACE for about $5.

It would be sweet to write random **** all over it.
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#15
Check out House of Kolor's website. There stuff is mainly automotive, but they do offer glow in the dark colors. Here is the link.

http://www.houseofkolor.com/
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#16
Go nuts. I say use the black one. Only $15 from target.

http://www.target.com/Rustoleum-Specialty-Chalkboard-Paint-Black/dp/B0006BAEI6

I DEMAND updates on this. I'm intrigued enough to want to try it myself.
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#17
I promise guys, I will update! I love UG too much not to lol. Actually, creeping around the customization forum is what pushed me to this. Im so jealous of all the stuff I see done. Time to do something new. My mom said she will buy the paint. And even help in the process. (Basically hang out with me while I spend an entire day sanding lol.) I do have questions though. Do you guys suggest using spray paint, or painting with a brush? I need pro tips!
#18
I would get a sprayer for it. Unless you can find it in a spray can already.
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#19
Lowes I believe sells Green and Black for 5 dollars a can. It would take roughly 3 coats to do. So how many cans will I need? Also, is it bad that i really want to do green :P. I already have 2 black guitars sitting in my room. I dont want a 3rd. And come on, we all know old school green would be killer!
#21
Put little black lines across the chalkboard paint like in elementary schools, that would be so sweet! I think you should take the pickguard off the guitar, and hope it's not pool routed.
#23
you could probably just paint the pickguard, too...
And I'm all for Green!
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#24
Im debating if its a good idea or not to paint the pick guard with the ChalkBoard paint. I wish Jim or someone else would tell me xD.
#25
I'd say try it first on some spare wood lying around or something. Wouldn't wanna mess up on your first re-paint. Sounds like a kick-ass idea.
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#26
Well.. I did a bit more reading. Turns out the **** works on plastic too. I wonder if I would need to even use a primer coat. What do you guys think?
#27
Try it on something else, first.
If for some reason you can't, then i'd scuff the surface lightly before you spray the pickguard. Just seems to make sense.
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#28
Damn, it would be sick if there was a glow in the dark Les Paul Custom.

I would purposely make my gigs look like a rave, even though we would be playing punk rock.
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#29
^Dude, I have a plan to make my next gig look like a rave. Strobe light ftw.
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