#1
So, i'm ready to shoot the colour coats on my old Squier Strat and was wondering what the best method is.

Horizontal - suspended flat with a paint stick
or
Vertical - hanging upright from the ceiling.

Which method do you guys prefer? Pros and cons of each?

If it makes any difference i'm using automotive rattle cans.
#2
Hanging upright from the ceiling. Defiantly
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#3
An easy way is to hang it by threading the hook of a coat hanger through one of the neck socket bolt holes and then hanging the coat hanger off 2 sturdy nails banged into the horizontal part of a door frame!!

I used this method when I painted my old squier body and it worked fine, just make sure to spray several THIN layers to prevent build up and make sure to spray from a distance to prevent any drips across the body. If you are spraying it a solid colour then many people would suggest several coats of a base, usually white, in order to achieve a brighter finish and smoother application.

You may also want to check out some clear lacquer to seal the paint work and provide a protective surface so your paint wont chip as easily plus it makes it nice and shiny!! Here is a link to some
http://www.tonetechluthiersupplies.co.uk/Lacquer-and-Paint/159-Nitro-Cellulose-Clear-Lacquer/Detailed-product-flyer.html
#4
attatch a stick and hold it to do the bottom and the horns, and then hang it to do the sides and the front and back
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
#5
coat hanger, then hang that on the washing line in the garden. that's how i did mine.
GEAR:
Epiphone LP special model 2 (Heavily modded - killswitch and custom midi X-Y touch pad).
Digitech Whammy, Zvex Fuzz Factory, Boss Dynamic Wah, Electro harmonix Little Big Muff, Zoom G7.1ut, Digitech Grunge, Korg KP2.
Marshall AVT 50x
#6
yeah a washing line is a good one to try although i never liked spraying outdoors as the wind tends to affect the spray.... then again I live in the UK and the weather is never good here LOL!!