#1
I am in the process of building my guitar and I am down to painting it. I was wondering how does one properly paint the pickguard and such so it doesnt chip. I am looking to paint a white pickguard black with a little detailing on it but what kind of paint should i use, proper techniques etc.... this is my first project and I want it to come out smoothly.

Thanks in advance
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#2
Use paint for plastics - rustoleum makes some, same with krylon.

What sort of detailing?
#3
well in the plan I am putting a huge biohazard symbol in lime green on the whole guitar some of which is going to be on the pickguard, thats the detailing for that. I also have biohazard inlays cut for the neck. oh yes one more question, I want to paint my neck black, how would I properly do this and will it affect the frets to be painted black?

I also am working on cutting out a custom biohazard shaped headstock. when I am all done I plan on putting up a pick or two, if it comes out like my drawings she will look pretty good.
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#5
I used Krylon Fusion paint to paint my white pick guard black. It lasted for a while but eventually chipped. Whatever you do, don't paint the fret board. I really don't see any good coming of it. Maybe buying a black pick guard and detailing over it would be the better idea.
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#6
well instead of painting the pickguard, would a wood stain be of any good? I know you can stain wood black. My problem is the whole guitar is black except for the neck wich is almost a white because of the woods color. Again all input is appreciated.
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#7
You could try using the stain, allthough I don't think it would adhere to pick guard. You can paint the back of the neck but not the fret board. I assume you don't have a dark colored fret board? Check this link out, maybe it can give you some tips. http://www.jimfogarty.co.uk/Luna%20Neck%20Painting.htm
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