#1
My friend gave me his squire strat to repaint. It has a sunburst finish with black around the edges. I have painted 2 guitars before but they always had the whole bodies painted one solid color, I just sanded them down to bare wood. Do I sand this one down to bare wood or can I just take all of the shine off of the old lacquer to make it smooth and flat looking? I always wipe them down with mineral spirits or paint prep to remove the oils and I use one can of primer before the base coat.
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#2
Hello?
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#3
What are you trying to accomplish?
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#4
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What are you trying to accomplish?

uhhh paint it.
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Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

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#5
Solid color? You're not exactly the most clearest poster out there...

"I have painted 2 guitars before but they always had the whole bodies painted one solid color, I just sanded them down to bare wood."

What's the difference? Are you just painting this a soild color? Or do you want it to be natural? Maybe if you asked more specific questions you would actually get answers instead of being a smartass about it.
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#6
^ I think he means that the bodies were previously painted one solid color and he's not sure if the sunburst works the same or if there's a difference in the thickness of the finish or something.
#7
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^ I think he means that the bodies were previously painted one solid color and he's not sure if the sunburst works the same or if there's a difference in the thickness of the finish or something.


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#8
Ah, doens't matter if you want a solid finish, you can scuff it up with 220 and paint your primer. Or if you want, you can sand it down ot wood adn paint it. But sunburst squers have more layers on tehm. They spray the yellow and red on top of each other, and then a layer of lacquer, tehn black, and more lacqer. So there are abotu 2 more layers then normal.