#1
ok i'm getting bored and i a project to work do to budget restrictions i decided artwork, but i hate doing pointless paintings on paper, so i decided, wth i'll paint my guitar. Now here come the questions is there any way to paint on top of the current finish without roughing it up, what type of paint shoud i use and how do u make it as durable as possible. It's a 15 dollar acoustic from mexico so i'm not to terribly worried about it but i want it to last, so do i paint of the painting with a clear coat or what?
i'll post pitures of the artwork and guitar.
#2
rough up the current finish with low grit sand paper, paint, sand with high grits, one coat of clear, sand with 200, one coat of clear, sand with 500, one coat of clear, sand with 1000, and so on.

You should end up with 6-10 coats of clear.
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#4
ok figured it out thanks....
here is the guitar



here is the painting that goes on the front, btw what is black will be white or a shade of gray




here is what is going on the back



these are the schetches i'm basing them on, i'll post pics of the final whenever i do it, thanks for the help guys
Last edited by wreck1819 at Jul 26, 2009,
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rough up the current finish with low grit sand paper, paint, sand with high grits, one coat of clear, sand with 200, one coat of clear, sand with 500, one coat of clear, sand with 1000, and so on.

You should end up with 6-10 coats of clear.


yea but what tye of paint acrylic, tempra does it matter? and is there a way to do it with out f'ing up the current finish
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damn.... how do i upload pictures on this thing, it says it to large, is there an easier way? lol sorry but im a noob at this type of stuff

Create a photobucket account, upload them there, and then use the tags. Example: [.IMG]http://www.website.com/picture.jpg[/.IMG] (no dots in the tags)

yea but what tye of paint acrylic, tempra does it matter? and is there a way to do it with out f'ing up the current finish

There is no way to repaint a guitar without roughing up the current finish. If you try to just pain over what's there, the paint won't stick.
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In your opinion....

Right OP.

So you have a $15 acoustic that means a great deal to you. I imagine you have done nothing but play this thing since you acquired it, casting all other learning aside, how to read and write and so on...and now you want to make as much of an impression on the guitar, as it has on you.

As has been stated, there is no easy way to paint a guitar, without doing something to the original finish.

If you want to do this on the cheap, then I suggest you scuff the guitar, with P600 paper on a block (wet if possible).

This will give you a smooth finish, but with enough "grip" for the new paint to adhere.

Paint your design on it, then clear over that with spray lacquer, or if you like, use a clear varnish. The clear varnish will build a thick layer, fast. You can then wet sand this starting with P1200 wet and dry paper on a block, and wet...then go up to P2000, then buff it out and wax it.

Mirror finish over your artwork.
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