#1
I'm going to customize my Warlock and I want it to have all black hardware. However, If I were to buy everything black it would cost about $100. Would it work if I just spray painted all the hardware on it black, and then buy anything else that I think needs replacing(tuners, etc.), or would the paint just come off?
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#2
It'd look like ass compared to black chrome.
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#3
Haha. So I guess I shouldn't cheap out on it?
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#4
Well, if you cheap out on it it'll look cheap and probably wear off. If you buy black hardware it'll look like its price lol
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#5
It'll wear out real quick if you try to paint it. Just buy new hardware.
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#7
I think for the trouble you'd have to go to so you could get them powder wouldn't be worth it.

Id buy new hardware,
and I agree with the other guys that it would eventually get chipped and scratched if you just paint it.
#8
It would cost you more to powder coat it than buying black hardware, I bet.

Every time I see a guitar with painted hardware, I actually laugh at how cheesy it looks. It never comes out well, and it rubs off almost immediately. Best thing is, it won't rub off in the angles and tight spaces... so you can't remove all of it after you realize how bad it looks.

Try Warmoth for hardware. You'd be surprised how cheap you can get stuff like bridges, tuners, etc... that are of great quality. (Gotoh bridge, tailpiece, SG38 tuners, for example)
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#9
The paint will be coming off in places, before you even have it all assembled.

There isn't the room on bridges etc to do a good enough paint job, that will last for a while.
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#10
what kind of hardware do you plan on painting??? gfs has black hardware for cheap.
#11
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what kind of hardware do you plan on painting??? gfs has black hardware for cheap.


Seconded, but I think he said bridge in OP.

You shouldn't paint it, but you can.
I'd say, either buy new, or powder coat it.
About the tuners, no need to replace them really, the ones on my Wartribe are good. It's the nut that's the problem. I've been meaning to replace my plastic nut with a bone nut for a while now. Just haven't got the money to buy the tools.
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#13
Well i dont know whats on it at the moment, but i assume its chrome.

As long as you key the hardware, i.e sand it till the surface is smooth and matte, etch prime it and then paint over the top then you should be fine.

If you want a perfect gloss finish then leave it to cure and then sand it completely smooth with wet and dry paper and buff it with cutting compound and water (but it should dry glossy anyway, only need to do that if it dries looking crappy or your a perfectionist)

Oh, and if you get fingerpints on it after sanding, clean it off with meths or white spirit etc.

It will only flake off if you didnt key the surface and painted straight onto it, because it wont have stuck on.

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