#1
I have a few questions about spraying the body of a cheap stratocaster...

1. should i use primer before i spray the body?
2. how many coats of laquer would you recomend?
3. what is the best way to strip thepaint from the body?

Any suggestions or tips would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Quote by Stugg334
I just started writing a metal solo, and so far I have:

*Hit Lead Button On Mesa*
*Spread legs to width of 160cm*
*Perform facial expression akin to that of having a woodpecker chip away at your rectum*
*Practice scales*


My greencaster =)
#2
Is this bare wood? Already painted? Sanded down? True Fender Body? The less paint on it the better.

ESP LTD RZK-600
4 Custom Strats
1 Custom Soloist (Warmoth)
1 Custom Telecaster (Warmoth)
2007 Jimmie Vaughan Sig Strat

Callaham Hardware & Bridges
Fender Custom Shop 69's
Dimarzio Breed Pickups

Blues Junior Amp
BlackStar HT Club 40 Amp
#3
Are you painting just to have a different color? Your own design? You can always get a new or used body in great shape for under $200. I have 4 bodies right now waiting to be built. The most expensive one is $200.

ESP LTD RZK-600
4 Custom Strats
1 Custom Soloist (Warmoth)
1 Custom Telecaster (Warmoth)
2007 Jimmie Vaughan Sig Strat

Callaham Hardware & Bridges
Fender Custom Shop 69's
Dimarzio Breed Pickups

Blues Junior Amp
BlackStar HT Club 40 Amp
#4
it is a black gloss finnish, ill probably just tape it up randomly and give it a few different colours, so itll be two colours with black stripes on it if you know whaty i mean. its also probably very cheaply airbrushed in a factory and then with a crap laquer or something. i think it may be an encore or something cheap like that
Quote by Stugg334
I just started writing a metal solo, and so far I have:

*Hit Lead Button On Mesa*
*Spread legs to width of 160cm*
*Perform facial expression akin to that of having a woodpecker chip away at your rectum*
*Practice scales*


My greencaster =)
#5
Then you only want enough paint on it to be the same as what is on it. If you put alot of coats on it it will be raised higher and will not look or feel right. If it is a cheap one that you might replace later go for it and practice trying new things then when your ready for a new body you can have the experience of painting down.

ESP LTD RZK-600
4 Custom Strats
1 Custom Soloist (Warmoth)
1 Custom Telecaster (Warmoth)
2007 Jimmie Vaughan Sig Strat

Callaham Hardware & Bridges
Fender Custom Shop 69's
Dimarzio Breed Pickups

Blues Junior Amp
BlackStar HT Club 40 Amp
#6
Hi, and welcome to GB&C!

Take a look at the first and last several pages of the Ultimate Painting/Refinishing Thread. You can get there via the Central Hub link in my sig. If you have questions, ask them there. That's where all the painting experts hang out.

When there is an "Ultimate" or "Only" thread on a topic, questions about that topic should be posted there. Don't post in this thread any more because a mod will close it soon.
Good luck with your painting!

*reported*
#7
cool will do. thanks alot, it may be worth trying lots of paint jobs on it.
Quote by Stugg334
I just started writing a metal solo, and so far I have:

*Hit Lead Button On Mesa*
*Spread legs to width of 160cm*
*Perform facial expression akin to that of having a woodpecker chip away at your rectum*
*Practice scales*


My greencaster =)
#8
oh right, sorry
Quote by Stugg334
I just started writing a metal solo, and so far I have:

*Hit Lead Button On Mesa*
*Spread legs to width of 160cm*
*Perform facial expression akin to that of having a woodpecker chip away at your rectum*
*Practice scales*


My greencaster =)