#1
Hello everyone. This is my first time posting here so please excuse my lack of knowledge. I decided I wanted to customize my pickguard. It's a strat style guitar with an identical pickguard as a strat. What I want to do is somehow be able to take newspaper clippings, magazine pictures, or pictures printed from the computer and create a collage of random pictures. But I have no idea how to properly apply the pictures and whatever protective coatings i'll need so that the pictures don't get ruined when playing. What will I need and how do I do it? Any help you can give me or any links to other sites that have instructions would be great. I've searched everywhere but could not find any information. Thanks
#2
Please don't double post, we will not criticize you for the title spelling error, and you could even ask a mod to change it for you.

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#3
Sorry, I accidently posted the first one. I pressed post but then stopped my browser from switching pages so I thought it was ok. I deleted the other post as soon as I realized it.
#4
blindsagacity you're a right sad w*nker, this guy's just looking for some help and you have to be a complete pretentious dickhead. I bet you're a right nerd
#5
Oh, so I see you did, its all cool.

Hopefully the mods (probly Jim) will see this and not close it.

Anyway, the info I posted in the other thread was:

If you can afford a new PG i would recommend getting a clear one and putting the papers under it so that they won't be damaged.


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blindsagacity you're a right sad w*nker, this guy's just looking for some help and you have to be a complete pretentious dickhead. I bet you're a right nerd

what the hell is your problem? if you would have looked I had posted help in the other thread, and was just telling him not to double post, no mean spirit intended, and *reported* the post so it could get deleted, not to get the guy in trouble. Now bugger off
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Last edited by blindsagacity at Aug 13, 2009,
#7
Blindsagacity- Ok I understand, that might be what i'll do. It would definately be more easy than what I was thinking before; applying whatever solution over everything to seal it in. Thanks

Edit: I like your idea below about copying the picture.
Last edited by muel333 at Aug 13, 2009,
#8
One thing I would try is to go ahead and make your collage. Then take that to a Staples or Office Depot and make some photo copies. Then use the photo copies to experiment with your sealant solutions. That way you will not mess up your original with a trial-and-error process.
#9
for experimentation, he wouldn't even need photocopies, he could just use paper
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You have a walnut stop sign banjo-tar signed by MAB

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You deserve an Awesome Award for Awesome People.
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#10
I think you should definitely put them under the pickguard then you wouldn't have to worry about scratching them. You can get clear pickguards for a strat just google it.
#11
Clear pickguard sounds like the best idea, but otherwise you can superglue the pictures down and hit them with a can of spraypaint clearcoat. Just take your sweet ass time making a stencil that protects the rest of the body from that ****, you don't want it on your guitar.
#12
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Clear pickguard sounds like the best idea, but otherwise you can superglue the pictures down and hit them with a can of spraypaint clearcoat. Just take your sweet ass time making a stencil that protects the rest of the body from that ****, you don't want it on your guitar.


Or he could take the pickguard off his guitar?
#13
superglue the pictures down then cover it with polyurethane
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#14
I think i'll just get a clear pickguard and put the pictures underneath it. It seems like the easiest thing to do and I think i'll get the best results with it. Plus a new pickguard from my local store is only around $20. Thanks for the help everyone