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#81
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I want to get my SG standard a fully black look, how would I do this?

Paint it black.

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#82
Didnt read every post up to this point so sorry if this has been answered.

How would I go about painting my black sg red with a white stripe down the middle. Id like the stripe to be as wide as the bridge.

Would I tape of the rest of the guitar and leave the area I want white and spray just that or do it all then cover the middle and do the rest in green?

Thanks
#83
So i'm gonna be stripping my guitar pretty soon, and spraying it silver, with some black lines or something somewhere on it.

So, I'm gonna sand it down nicely, then what do I do ?

Primer ? Then Spray it with the spray paint I'm gonna use ?
What colour primer would be best ?

Thanks
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#84
i have a question

i recently stripped and sanded down an old squire strat and wanted to apply a swirl paint job

so i was wondering

1. what type of paint should i use and do i need any other materials (besides a tub)

2. how many coats of primer should i put on it and do i appliy a clear coat as well before doing the swirl

3. do i need to need to fill in all the screw holes and any other such openings and what should i use

4. concerning the protective paint inside the pickup cavities should i strip that to or should i just cover it up with masking tape or any other type of masking item
#86
Quote by AlGeeEater
Exactly. Sand the pickgaurd with 400 grit sandpaper, prime and spray your color.
I've used Krylon and Rustoleum paint for plastic and didn't need to sand and prime. The painted pickguards have been impervious to picks or accidental bumps.
Quote by Salvial
Sorry if this' been asked before, but which one of those tutorials would be used for this type of transparent effect ?

http://www.giffinguitars.com/images/6BLSw.JPG
StewMac's tutorial should work for you.
#87
Quote by Ippon
I've used Krylon and Rustoleum paint for plastic and didn't need to sand and prime. The painted pickguards have been impervious to picks or accidental bumps.

Cool.
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#88
Quote by Ippon


Thanks, man.

What woods would you guys reccomend to get a "zebra stripe" grain after the staining?


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Last edited by Salvial at Jun 2, 2007,
#90
now with the whole sanding to refinish/paint would that work on a guitar with a lacquer coat (namely an epi g-400 SG) and would that destroy the lacquer, resulting in a guitar thats just the wooden body with a new paint job
#91
Epiphones are polyurethane not lacquer.
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#92
Quote by AlGeeEater
Epiphones are polyurethane not lacquer.

i actually didnt know that but still would the whole sanding technique work? ive also been told to use a latex base air brush paint so would the work on the polyurethane?
#93
What 'sanding technique' are you reffering to? Any paint will work over polyurethane as long as it's prepped correctly.
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#94
im thinking about painting designs on my faded flying v like hendrix but my own style. After I paint it with nail polish or paint, should i put some polyurthene or something on? Also before i paint it would i have to sand it?
#95
Quote by Slashified
im thinking about painting designs on my faded flying v like hendrix but my own style. After I paint it with nail polish or paint, should i put some polyurthene or something on? Also before i paint it would i have to sand it?

The final clearcoat would need a gently roughened/sanded surface to adhere, so, lightly sand the glossy area with a high grit sandpaper (1500) as a first step. Wipe it down with a damp cloth to remove the "dust" then paint your design. Wait a minimum of 1 hour for the design to dry. Then clearcoat all over, 3X.

#97
How would I go about painting pickups so they would look like the red one on this? Or can I just go out and buy red pickups?

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#98
To the above:

You can buy red pickups or red pickup bobbins (I think that's what they are called).
#101
i have a white guitar and i just want to spray paint a few black stripes on it. could i just get black paint and clear coat and skip primer? also do i need to sand it down for just a few stripes?
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#102
Yes you should skip the primer, and yes you would need to sand down the clearcoat to make the surface rough enough for the paint to stick, then mask the white parts and spray the black stripes. on the first post there is a list of tips for mask n' spray jobs.


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#103
Hey all. I was wondering what the best type of paint for hand painting a guitar is. Also, are there special techniques used (base coats, etc.), and what type of clear coat should I use? Thanks in advance.
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#104
Hey, I was going over the things I need to sort out on my Fender Squier Strat, and while looking at the neck realised that the wood-pattern on the fret board didn't really suit my liking. So I was wondering, is there any particular paint/spray I can use to go over the fret board with? Like a black or grey colour, whatever? Also it would be nice to know if this would affect the performance of the guitar, and whether it would make things like tapping & bending harder/easier?

Also, is there any easy way to change the fret markers to a more exciting shape without stripping the fret board off of the neck?

Cheers.
#105
Quote by Ippon
Yea, the ebonized rosewood would look cool, more contrast, different, etc. BTW,

Major Correction about Ebonizing!!!

I used Fiebing's Pro Oil Leather Dye in Black



not the Ebony oil stain in the previous page! 4oz was plenty and I probably used less than 20%.


it's the same one sold by stewmac
#106
howdy. i haven't got a digital camera or anything, but i refinished my old electric guitar yesterday. it's basically a les paul knock off with a bolt on neck and low end electronics. anyhow, it was painted black, but i sanded all that crap off the maple neck and put on cherry stain and clearcoat. with the body, it's pretty sweet. i don't think it's ever been done. what i did was take bicycle playing cards and mod podged them down digonaly, put a little "podge around the edges, then put a few coats of clear over that. i also replaced the tone knobs with dice i drilled holes in. it was a surprisingly easy mod, and it looks like i dropped into a casino. so i guess you could do this with other things... i bet wallpaper would work nicely too. hmm, i need to wrangle up some more cheap guitars and make em look better at least!
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#107
So I'm reading the tutorials here and I have a few questions (I'm doing a swirl finish)

1-So I put the primer on after all the preparation, lets say I dont want white on the guitar, will it show after I swirl it?

2- How long should it take for the clear coat to dry?

3- How long does the whole finishing process take?
#108
sorry to interrupt in the thread, but i'd like to know what painting technique should be used to get this result:



just the dark side of the moon logo of course, not the autographs.

also, could it be done on an acoustic guitar? and would the guitar have to be sanded and then painted or could it just be "painted" on a black acoustic?

thank you, oh and if anyone have an approximate price too , please!
#109
doesn't anyone know? because i've checked through the sticky thread and found nothing about that...just about customizing the whole body..
#110
Guys...in the Smashing Pumpkins video, "Rocket", did you see Corgan's guitar??? What do you think he did? Looks like crayon on the pickguard.

And the infamous "I love my mom" strat he was using, just some paint, right? I am seriously not into these custom finishes or whatever, I just want to do something to make my guitar mine. Like what Billy Corgan did. Just wonderin' what did he use. I am new to touching my guitar w/ intentions other than playing. thanks.


So sorry...can't even work this damn site...if you're willing to help me out..go ahead and watch the cool Smashing Pumpkins video, "Rocket" on Youtube. And please, help me out!

thanks..I really, really appreciate it.
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#111
I want to carve out an SG body, paint it black and maybe put Jack Skellington's head on the front and maybe the back too. now...

1. what wood would i use?
2. after painting it all black, could i just airbrush Jack's head on there in white?
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#112
hey, im gonna buy a used black gibson les paul custom, the paint is all messed up, but i want to paint it alpine white, im a noob at this, so i need help, i want to strip it of it original paint would it effect the binding
#113
Hey... great tutorial and tons of great info found here... BUT!

I have sanded down an old Ibanez, put on primer and sanded that smooth then put on at least 6 coats of solid blue color... here's my question:

Before starting the clear coat process and the final polish... the blue paint went on pretty smooth but there are a couple of runs and some orange peeling... i am obviously going to need to wet sand the color down smooth but then I have sand scratches showing... how do I eliminate these before starting the clear coat? Do I have to polish the color coat before proceding... none of the threads mention this?

I have attached pics of the glossy blue with the imperfections and the sanded blue with all the sanding scratches...

Any help would be appreciated!!!

(Sorry I don't know how to put the pictures in the post body)
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guitar1.jpg
#114
Quote by dogman68
Before starting the clear coat process and the final polish... the blue paint went on pretty smooth but there are a couple of runs and some orange peeling... i am obviously going to need to wet sand the color down smooth but then I have sand scratches showing... how do I eliminate these before starting the clear coat? Do I have to polish the color coat before proceding... none of the threads mention this?

...

Any help would be appreciated!!!

(Sorry I don't know how to put the pictures in the post body)

Some tips/steps before doing the clearcoat:
1. Soak a 2000 grit overnight.
2. Lightly wet sand the colorcoat where you have the runs and peel ... remember the "very lightly" part.
3. Keep the area you're wetsanding wet ... it tends to kinda dry up, so keep it wet.
4. Once the drips, runs, peel are gone, wipe it down with a smooth cloth.
5. Mist the colorcoat to cover the tiny scratches. Misting means 10-12 inches away, instead of the recommended 8-10 inches. This will ensure no runs or build-up. Let dry for an hour or so; then,
5. Clearcoat using the Rule of 3s from ReRanch:
a. Spray clearcoat on the whole body. Do this 3X. Wait 1 hour.
b. Do a. above then wait 1 hour.
c. Do b. above.
d. The folowing day, wetsand and repeat a. to c.
e. Repeat d.
f. Wait 1 month for the finish to cure/harden, then buff with Finesse It II.

#115
Thanks for the reply Ippon... So the idea is to get the blue glossy before starting the clear coat... but what if I like the shade of color after it's wetsanded and want to keep it matte but without the scratches and then get a nice glossy finish from the clear coat process?

Any ideas how to smooth out the scratches on the color coat???
#116
Do popular wood bodies look ok natural ? and if so what finish works best, wich ones don't work well if any?
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#117
ok i recently painted my 80's charvel flouresent orange, it looks amzing even tho i did it w/ spray paint. i put a clear coat over it but theres one problem..... i can't get it to look real glossy... like the factory finished guitars....... does anyone know how to do this?
#118
Quote by charvel king
ok i recently painted my 80's charvel flouresent orange, it looks amzing even tho i did it w/ spray paint. i put a clear coat over it but theres one problem..... i can't get it to look real glossy... like the factory finished guitars....... does anyone know how to do this?

Check out the 3 links to the Polishing tutorials in the first page. 3M Finesse It II works very well in combination with the glossy clearcoat for a factory-type shine/gloss.

#119
Hello all.
I recently acquired a tele on which the previous owner had splattered black and pink paint. It looked hideous, so I sanded it down to the wood. Now I want to give it a natural finish, because i like the look of the wood. No dyes or stains, just the wood should show. I'd like it to come out something similar to this:



Also, what do i do about a few dents in the body? Sand them down?

Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks!
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#120
Quote by saqi
Hello all.
I recently acquired a tele on which the previous owner had splattered black and pink paint. It looked hideous, so I sanded it down to the wood. Now I want to give it a natural finish, because i like the look of the wood. No dyes or stains, just the wood should show. I'd like it to come out something similar to this:



Also, what do i do about a few dents in the body? Sand them down?

Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks!


Since you already have it sanded down to the wood.

give it a jeff beck
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