#1
I'm interested in painting some of my pickups a different color, could i do it without taking them apart? And could the paint mess with the electronics if I didn't take them apart? and what supplies should i use? please help
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#2
I woudln't do it, unless the cover can come off the pickup. Most single coils have a removable plastic cover that gets placed on top of hte pickup before it gets mounted down. As for humbuckers, most humbucker covers are actually attached to the magnets, and I woudl advise agaisnt tryign to paint around that. But if you have a cover you want ot paint, take if off of the actual magnets, scuff sand the plastic with 400 grit sand paper, primer color and clear.
#3
if they are a covered humbucker or single coil then you could get away with not taking them apart as long as you do a good job taping them off. if the covers are metal then you will need to sand them with some 220 and use a metal primer, if they are plastic then you should sand them a little and use a regular primer and a color coat and a clear coat, try to get all of your paint from the same company though, ie duplicolor or a simalar brand.
#4
you do risk having paint leaking into the coils, which could cause complications with hte pickup.
#5
yea it really depends on if the pups are potted or not, what kind of pickups do you have??
#6
ya single coils just tape, scuff and paint and uncovered humbuckers do the same but i wouldnt reccomend it for covered humbuckers it will mess with the tone and also it looks better to just get gold covers
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#7
i have a cheap black dimarzio pick-up (it might be dimarzio designed, the name is scratched off), and could you buy a emg style pickup cover for any humbucker? if so where would i get them?
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