#1
would it work to paint a body first and then cut the binding channel?

this would be to avoid having to mask off the binding when painting

it could turn out good, but i wouldnt be surprised if some wood was visible or something...but i could just touch up the paint if need be, and then clear on top of everything

also, the top of the guitar is not receiving any paint...just the back
#4
Don't do it. If you screw up you'll need to touch up the paint, and you may not even screw up and still cause paint chips. Do it first and put a little extra effort into finishing it by masking off the binding.
#5
Hhhmmm, i dont think the paint will chip, it wont be fully cured when i cut it....but i understand what you're saying and you're probably right, I will probably need to do some touch ups, I've already primed it so theres no turning back, I'll make it work
#6
You can just use a razor blade to scrape the paint off the binding.
Will says:
DON'T FEAR THE REAPER!
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I don't know if I can help it.

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