Is it possible to paint a pickguard, if so what type of paint would keep into from being scratched off?
It's cheaper and easier just to get a new one made in the color you want.

But you can paint a pickguard in almost any paint that's usable on plastics, and put a lot of finish... But that'll just reduce the impact of the scratches. It's supposed to be scratched; that's what it's there for.
Yes, it is possible.

Scuff the plate with 220 grit, Spray your primer, then color, then about 3-6 coats of clear, then sand and buff as usual.

I guess those plastikote stuff might work too, but make sure they are compatible with a clear coat, or else platikote won't help you shiz. It'll still scratch off.
Last edited by kaplac at May 18, 2006,
if you take and use high temp epoxy spray paint on a 220 grit sanded surface then cook it after it drys in an oven at 100 for an hour then let it set for a day before finish sanding and clear you can get a finish that wont flake off or scratch very easaly.