so i got a cheap explorer style guitar and wanted to paint it like the black/white van halen guitar.

the guitar itself is already black
Do you need to take of the original paint or can i just apply some tape and spraypaint and just spray a couple of times?

thanks in advance
Tape and spray paint, that was how the original was done. You might want to do a clear coat over the top to protect it but it's not really necessary.
It will wear easier, like his if you don't clearcoat.
You may want to rough up the finish a tiny bit with pretty fine sandpaper, then tape and paint.

And you've got to take the tape off while the paint is wet. that may seem crazy, but otherwise it will stick and peel/tear the paint.
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Last edited by evhbrianmay at Apr 4, 2011,