#1
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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#2
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,
#3
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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