#1
im thinking of building a guitar and would it be ok to take it to a car shop to get it painted?

what im trying to do is built a fender mustang out of parts from ebay and other websites (if u have any good ones please share)

Guitar : Fender CIJ Mustang and a Telecaster
Amp : 76 fender champ
Pedals : BBE green screamer, Big muff, Ibanez LU20 Pedal Tuner, boss loop pedal
Last edited by Nagashiro at Jun 11, 2008,
#3
Yes, fine and dandy. If I were you though, I'd sand it, fill the grain, then prime it first. Do all of the prep yourself, then just get them to give it a few nitro colour and clear coats.
#4
Quote by -MintSauce-
If I were you though, I'd sand it, fill the grain, then prime it first. Do all of the prep yoursel



i live in a apartment building if i could i would paint it my self but no cant do at least the prime part i will sand it

Guitar : Fender CIJ Mustang and a Telecaster
Amp : 76 fender champ
Pedals : BBE green screamer, Big muff, Ibanez LU20 Pedal Tuner, boss loop pedal
#5
Yes but it might cost you a fair bit as it will be a custom job their not use to.




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Quote by -MintSauce-
Yes, fine and dandy. If I were you though, I'd sand it, fill the grain, then prime it first. Do all of the prep yourself, then just get them to give it a few nitro colour and clear coats.


Automotive paint isn't "nitro." Most automotive paints are some form of urethane and other plastics.
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#7
Quote by Nagashiro
i live in a apartment building if i could i would paint it my self but no cant do at least the prime part i will sand it

Most Acrylic Lacquer in spraycans are so forgiving it's difficult to make a mess of it. The 2 requirements are patience and opposable thumbs.

Wouldn't the apartment parking area be OK to do this yourself?

#8
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Wouldn't the apartment parking area be OK to do this yourself?



not with the chicago wind trowing dust at it :S

Guitar : Fender CIJ Mustang and a Telecaster
Amp : 76 fender champ
Pedals : BBE green screamer, Big muff, Ibanez LU20 Pedal Tuner, boss loop pedal
#9
Have you thought about improvising a sort of tent? I've done some spraying in an apartment on an outdoor 'patio' (about 6x6 feet) - I had trouble with wind so I had a makeshift tent made with plastic dropcloths and masking tape. Sure it was quick and dirty - but it got the job done.
#10
i could try on the basement like 1 or 2 am haha but what primer would be good for painting wood also good paint incase i feel like trying it?

Guitar : Fender CIJ Mustang and a Telecaster
Amp : 76 fender champ
Pedals : BBE green screamer, Big muff, Ibanez LU20 Pedal Tuner, boss loop pedal
#11
your gonna need to use a sanding sealer on the wood first, then you can get duplicolor rattle can paints from any advance auto parts. duplicolor makes good paints for guitars.
#12
Most body shops wont mess with a single guitar. Isnt worth the clean up etc. And almost none use nitro. Maybe talk to one of the paint guys and have him do it on the side. I built a small paint booth in a unused bedroom that worked pretty well.
#13
kilz primer is what reranch told me to use and it looks good
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