I was just reading something that said often cavities of guitars are painted with special paint to help with grounding and reducing radio frequencies and such. Now Ive done a lot of reading and havent heard a word about this before, and have just stripped and repainted my guitar, but have not applied a clear coat yet. Is this something that I am now missing on my guitar, or am I safe?
Well, my Affinity strat has shielding paint in it. Paint and clear coat the guitar, then put the shielding paint on last and don't clear coat over it.
Or you can just shield the cavity with copper tape, copper sheets, or even aluminum foil.
Yeah, paint is mainly for RF. Foil/copper tape is for hum. Foil is great, but you must use at least 2 layers (unless it's that really thick stuff). I used 3 layers in my amp and it works perfectly.
Allright, so the best option would just be to add some paint at the end then? I dont want to do the shielding thing unless its a problem. I read that whole page about shielding, and it see like only a win-win option, but I would just like to get the guitar back together and playable asap and go from there.