#1
Ok so I am currently refinishing / reshaping my kramer nightswan body. I just got done reshaping/stripping the body and the supplies i need to start prepping the body should be here hopefully on monday.

I plan on doing a polka dot graphic, and I purchased a 1" hole punch that I'm going to use to punch 1" circles out of masking tape for masking the polka dots.

My question is once I have a base coat on and have masked off the polka dots, would I have a less chance of my 2nd color bleeding under my masking tape if I put a couple light coasts of primer on first? or would it be better to just throw my second color coat on over my first color coat?
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Jackson Roads Pro
Gibson Explorer Pro
Fender American P-bass
Squire P-bass
Fender rumble 300 bass amp
Peavey 6505 head
Marshall special edition red cab
#3
i know how to paint, all im saying is that most of the time when you mask off a pattern you sometimes get paint that bleeds under the tape, and i was wondering if spraying a couple coats of primer on before you paint over the masking tape would help make the paint not bleed under the masked off area
my gear:
Jackson Roads Pro
Gibson Explorer Pro
Fender American P-bass
Squire P-bass
Fender rumble 300 bass amp
Peavey 6505 head
Marshall special edition red cab
#4
Use large painters tape instead of masking tape. That should be sufficient.
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#5
even if you put primer on before the dots, i think there will still be a chance of bleeding. The primer could even bleed. When your spraying the second color, spray light coats. So if bleeding occurs you can scratch it off with a razor blade, or lightly sand it off. Another thing you can do is spray the paint in a cup, then use a paint brush to carefully paint over the bleeding.
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