#1
hi
I'm about 2 undertake a fairly simple customisation of a strat clone ,no cutting or remoddeling at all, just painting and maybe a new fret board.
basically i want it 2 look like the picture which will folo,

anyway the problem i have encountered is folowing,

1) is it possable 2 paint str8 onto the body or do i have 2 strip and repaint.(the space invaders)
2)can i paint on scratchplate atal or would i have 2 make my own if i can how'd i go about painting on it.(the asteroids)
3)I feel's like its missing sutin any idea's

btw i did check the sticky's but all thier tutorials involve completly repainting the body ,stripping and refinishing and was wondering if there was way round this.

also i know this is just a paint mock up of a drawing i dreamed up one day but just humour me lol

thanks for any help or advise
Last edited by centorium at Jul 6, 2008,
#2
oops pic a bit over sized,just gonna cut it a bit... bear wid me
Last edited by centorium at Jul 6, 2008,
#3
i think that the fret board work would be the most difficult. seeing as i think you would have to do inlays?
#4
Quote by 51VH50
i think that the fret board work would be the most difficult. seeing as i think you would have to do inlays?


stickers? gd ones might work well but i dunno
#5
1. you can paint onto the finish, but you'll want to figure out if the finish is polyurethane or nitrocellulose before you select a paint.

2. you can just draw on the pickguard with a sharpie.

3. i would never do that to my strat, but its yours.

4. removing the fretboard and inlaying custom pacmans is a significant undertaking. you'll have to steam off the board, get a new one, make your inlays, rout channels for them, and fret the board.

edit: 5. stickers will be ground off by the strings pretty quickly. ditto for paint. its inlay or nothing.
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#6
Quote by 51VH50
i think that the fret board work would be the most difficult. seeing as i think you would have to do inlays?


yeah i decided 2 try and get a fairly blank fretboard and then do the deatail myself,however if any1 elce got a better idea i'm all ears
#7
n d/w i'm not doing this 2 a real strat just a clone i'd never do this 2 my actuall strat,this is just sutin i dreamed up and thought it would be a good place 2 start.

also with the fret board ,a friend of mine sugested engraving pacman,painting then coating over with varnish but wouldn't this just wear away like paint