#1
i made a thread a couple of days ago asking about paint, and you guys said that the brand i had chosen was enamel and crap so i went to a different store, and they onli stock paint for refinishing cars, and i didnt know what type of paint it was, the employees didnt, but i bought it anyway. so will normal automotive paint be good for painting my guitar?
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#2
It will 'work' but won't let the wood 'breath', some people say this makes quite a difference to tone, while others don't. People have been using car paints for guitars for a long time though.
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#3
im not so fussed about the tone, this is build is for thefun an to pass time during summer, and to pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen
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#4
hey guys thanks to guitarisyummy for his help, anyone else agree or disagree just to make sure
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#5
You should be fine.

Theres not a massive difference in car spray paint and guitar spray paint if were talking nitrocellulose. Its just mixed to a different viscosity than guitar grade stuff.
The car stuff is a little more brittle once its sprayed and might craze or crack as the wood moves. Guitar grade stuff is a bit softer and will move a little more.
This is from personal experience about 10 years ago with experiments I did on a few guitars but Im probably way off the mark, If I am, someone please set me straight!

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