#1
hello, i want to paint my iceman, and i want a pro to do it. Is there a shop for painting guitar?
i want my guitar to look like this but change colors

how do people design their paint?
#5
You'll have to send that to a luthier nearby, unless you are exceptionally talented with an airbrush. I think this fits better in GB & C also.
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#6
if you get someone to do it for you then it will be VEry expensive. even more so with a finish like that. you're better off hand painting it yourself/using an airbrush if you're good enough.
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how much will it take? about $100?


Probably closer to add a zero to that.
#9
i dont know exactly, find someone who will do it and ask them

i do know that it will cost a hell of a lot more than $100, seeing as its a custom design rather than just a standard paintjob
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#10
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how much will it take? about $100?

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Probably closer to add a zero to that.


please tell me you're joking...
#12
Last time I got a quote for a solid color it was around $300+
And that was from a major company who can do it much more efficiently than local shops.
So a custom design as complex as that?
I'd say no joke.
Sorry.

But hell, find someone local and test your luck.
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#13
Quote by tigerxc10
please tell me you're joking...


It would be very expensive, any paint job will take at least a month, even for a simple one color with a clear coat. Theres a lot of work involved, especially for a paint job like that.
#15
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That looks frikin awsome. I wouldent paint the back of the neck but thats just me

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#16
Quote by tigerxc10
so how can i paint this by myself?

Different ways. You can use that blue tape (Dont know the name) and make the outlien of a certain section, paint it, then move the tape and work on another section. Thats what the people I know do. Then again, we are weird.
#19
Yeah.
Unless you have a friend who's an artist?
many guitars have been painted with (oil I believe) paints and then had a finish put over it, you could get one to do it for you
#20
do a hendrix, grab some nail polish
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#21
use acrylic paint. oil wont stick.

you could try using the paints people use for the warhammer crap, cos they come in loads of different colours in small amounts, so thats probably the most economic way to do it.

then give it a coat of lacquer, smooth it down, and finsh off with a bit more lacquer and a polish
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#22
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Well it's costing m £255 for my solid desert yellow body+ headstock of my Ibanez S470, that's around $600. That's one colour.



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#24
Quote by tigerxc10
well how do i erase the color?


Erase...?
You mean, sand off the old color?

Oh god... I can see doing it yourself might a huge painful struggle that wont end well.

You might want to check out the Sticky on painting that is there to answer FAQs like this.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=542726

But as far as I can tell, you have absolutely no idea what you're getting into, and I'm afraid you're going to ruin your guitar to a state you can't retrieve it from.

Do you have any old cheap beginners guitars you can practice on first?

Please, don't just jump in on a guitar you care about.