#1
Im about to begin making a guitar in my school's woodshop class, and Im not really worried about anything with that. Im buying a thru-body neck, and im going to glue wings on it, but what I am worried about is since It will be two different woods (maple thru-body neck, and alder wings) I wanted to paint it, not stain it.

I was thinking along the lines of this for the paint.


(if the picture doesnt show up, its a Gibson Double Cutaway Les Paul in Satin Ebony)

How can I achieve this kind of paint for it? Preferably with spray cans or something of the sort....
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#2
you can get it with spray paint...get enamel black, then as a clear coat use matt finish, not gloss (sorry for the spelling errors, i just got up...)
#3
ive heard of a guy i know taking it to an auto place and having them do it...something about their paint that he likes i suppose.
#5
So its as simple as going and getting the Enamel Black and Matte Finish spray cans from like a hardware store, or something?

If so, thats ****ing rad.
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#6
Yea! Thats all you need...(the enamel allows you to sand the paint if necessary)...just dont try sanding the clear coat....
#7
You can sand the clear if you get a run or something, but spray another coat on it.
#8
alright guys, thanks alot.

im really looking forward to this build now, because its going to be so cool now.
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#10
Nope, there is no best paint, just like there is no best amp or guitar, it's all personal prefrence. A lot of people may say acrylic lacquer because that's what duplicolor is made of, and lots of people have gotten good results with it.
#11
it may be good, but if you get a run like kaplac said, you cant sand it...at least i think that you cant...im not positive, but its just safer with enamel...
#12
You should be able to sand it, I haven't used matte clear before, but I don't see what could be wrong about sanding it if you get a run. And ultimately you'd have to sand and buff it to take out the orange peel, which is usually inevitable. The only thing I can imagine would happen, when buffing the matte may get to something like a dull shine.
#13
the second time i was talking about the acrylic...yea, actualy you might be able to sand it if you put another coat on...i was talking about sanding the final coat....
#14
Ah, yeah acrylic laquer is sandable for sure. You won't have a problem with buffing with most lacquer based products. And lacquer melts together into the other layers as you spray, so that's nice too, so you coudl go through like 5 layers of clear and not notice it.
#15
Okay guys, thanks a bunch for helping me out.
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