#1
alright, tommorrow's the day i start refinishning my guitar =D I just want to make triple sure these are the right steps from start to finish (im gonna be really detailed here).

Preparing:
1. Take string, pickguard, bridge, pickups, neck all that stuff off.

Sanding: Im only sanding to get the clear coat off and scuff it up.
1. Use 60 Grit Sand paper to scuff up clear coat.
2. Use 120 grit snad paper to take off some layers of paint/ remaing clear coat
3. Use 180 grit sand paper to give it a real smoothness
4. Finish off with a 600 to make sure.
(I know not to press that hard, softer and more is better that harder and fewer)

Painting:
1. Primer - 3 coats
2. Color Paint - 8 coats
3. Clear coat - 6 coats
(All of these are light layers)

Hand coat:
1. Take gloss smeak it over, sand it off.
2. Go to buffer and buff the heck outta it to make it shiny.

Now have i missed anything? please be specifice i really want this to turn out good =D thanks UG
Guitars:
Dean Razorback Explosion =D
Schecter Omen 6
Ibanez 30 Exotic Wood =D
Custom Les Paul w/EMG

Amps:
Line 6 Spider II :S
Peavey ValveKIng Halfstack

Pedal:
Boss ME-50
#2
any1?
Guitars:
Dean Razorback Explosion =D
Schecter Omen 6
Ibanez 30 Exotic Wood =D
Custom Les Paul w/EMG

Amps:
Line 6 Spider II :S
Peavey ValveKIng Halfstack

Pedal:
Boss ME-50
#3
That's a lot of coats... I painted my guitar with 2 coats of primer, 2 colour, and 2 clear coat, then buffing it. I don't see why you need like 3 cans of spray paint for primer, colour, etc. to paint a guitar.
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#4
thats a lot of coats make sure to mask off the neck pocket or you wont be able to get the neck back on without scraping the finish off...you may want to do the same for the pickup/wiring/trem cavities too that finish is going to be thick
Last edited by 420 FREAK at Mar 18, 2008,