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painting a guitar..
« on: January 27, 2005, 01:33:59 AM »

i want to paint an old guitar i have, but i'm not sure what to use? What kind of paint should i use for it? And do I have to sand it all off before doing anything on it?
any help would be appreciated...
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Re: painting a guitar..
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2005, 10:58:41 AM »

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i want to paint an old guitar i have, but i'm not sure what to use? And do I have to sand it all off before doing anything on it?
any help would be appreciated...

well what sort of a guitar is it m8 ? acoustic or electric ? if electric then you will have to sand it down to the wood, thats if you want a nice finish on it .. if not, just sand of the lacker then repaint it .. well i would probably spray the guitar instead of painting it .. but no matter what you do .. you gonna have to sand the lacker off, or the paint or spray wont stick .. if you know what i mean.. its just like glossing a door .. u need a rough surface for the paint to stick..
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2005, 02:19:08 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2005, 03:59:58 PM »

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well what sort of a guitar is it m8 ? acoustic or electric ? if electric then you will have to sand it down to the wood, thats if you want a nice finish on it .. if not, just sand of the lacker then repaint it .. well i would probably spray the guitar instead of painting it .. but no matter what you do .. you gonna have to sand the lacker off, or the paint or spray wont stick .. if you know what i mean.. its just like glossing a door .. u need a rough surface for the paint to stick..

yeah its electric, and yeah by saying painting i meant spraying it...its the same for me...i would never try and paint a guitar by hand...its like painting a car by hand, it has no sense... :)

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Hold up! before your refinish the guitar what kind of guitar is it , who's it made by, and what model is it? You could be about to make a great error. Some guitars are worth a lot of money ie....old Gibsons,Martins,and ...

haha don't worry mate... i'd never try to repaint a precious guitar :)...it's a hybrid brand (aka cheap copy)...

thanks alot for your help guys!!!

another question...what kind of paint and finishing lacker do i use for it?
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2005, 04:33:34 PM »

not really sure whay sort of paint ..maybe car spray and do it a few times.. definately not sure about the lacker .. if nobody knows what lacker to use then ill ask someone who will know .. ( guy at the local music shop ) im pretty sure he will know wot to do with it ..
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2005, 05:03:25 PM »

I would really want to paint my Fender in Psychedelic colours, but it would cost a fortune to get it down by a pro.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2005, 05:20:44 PM »

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I would really want to paint my Fender in Psychedelic colours, but it would cost a fortune to get it down by a pro.

here are the magic words... do it yourself!
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2005, 05:51:51 PM »

yeah give it a go indica.. then you can post a pic on here ..
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2005, 05:52:33 PM »

Yeah, that would be good...Would like to see your handywork. ;)
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2005, 05:58:25 PM »

talking of guitars ill get Apps to take a pic of my Lennon 325 .. and ill post it up :)
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2005, 05:58:41 PM »

Might do!!!! lol
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2005, 06:02:15 PM »

lol you will DO hehe
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2005, 06:02:49 PM »

Stop hoggin!!! lol
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2005, 06:04:06 PM »

Ok then. As long as it is solid wood you can use a good grade paint stripper and this will remove any fininish there leaving the body ready for final sandining and primer or sealer coats, if there is any plastic binding on the body DO NOT GET ANY STIPPER ON IT OR IT WILL MELT, binding has to be sanded. Then you can use any spray paint you want laquer or poly its up to you, but dont mix the two. Stick with either laquer or polyurethane
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2005, 06:06:23 PM »

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talking of guitars ill get Apps to take a pic of my Lennon 325 .. and ill post it up :)

You got a Rickenbacker 325 also? SWEET! mine is my favorite! Its also how I came up with my id. DUH.
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2005, 06:07:32 PM »

nice one ric thats a great piece of info there m8 .. ill bare that in mind as well if i ever decide to strip a guitar :)
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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2005, 06:10:31 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2005, 06:33:49 PM »

Really guys I hope I helped. By the way Lenny you can use the same methods even if you choose to sand instead of strip the guitar. It just takes longer and since I'm totally friggin lazy I like the stripping method. I have had several refins come to the shop and the owners always b!tch at the price I quote, but they are always happy when the see the final product. The only real thing I hate working on are guitars with locking Floyd Rose Tremeloes, They SUCK! :D
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2005, 06:49:29 PM »

yeah i know the trems your talking about .. you get them on the more Rock looking guitars... Im not really into the trems.. but if any.. the bigsy's are quite nice .. i wouldnt mind one on my guitar, just for looks more than anything.. but ive heard they go out a of tune alot especially on the 3/4 scale neck ..well come to think of it .. i had one once on a epiphone riviera .. but i didnt have the guitar long as it was a pain in the arse trying re-string it half way through a gig ...so a changed it for a Casino ..
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2005, 07:20:29 PM »

How much does it normally cost Rick, for a profesional job?
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