OK So I'm thinking about repainting my guitar. It's a Les Paul style guitar. What I want is a black background, then I'm gonna paint some things on the front. My friend told me that I need to sand down the guitar first before painting it. I don't know how to do that. And on the guitar there is this outer coating of this clear stuff that makes the guitar smooth. Do I sand that down? Please help me out if you can.

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Yeah you just sand the guitar down smooth, or if it is already smooth just get the clear coat off. When i did mine i think I used 400 grit sand paper.

Edit: that kind of sandpaper works best when just a little wet, but it doesn't have to be.
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Last edited by Mr. B. at Oct 27, 2009,
you should be able to just sand until smooth, then paint over the top.

there IS painting tuts around the hub. and a thread.

also the name of this thread isnt very helpfull.
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