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Old 05-05-2012, 10:58 AM
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Painting my Jem 555 body


Hey, guys, I have a Jem555 lying around with a broken trem so as soon as I get that fixed, I'm going to get my gf to paint the white body on my Jem so I have a few questions -

I want the design to go on top of the already white body so will I have to sand off the laquer on the body first?

What sort of paints should we use?

How do I protect the design once it's done?

Any other advice you can give us?

Thanks very much, I know it sounds like sacrilage, but I hardly ever use it anmore and it'd make a great back-up and I know it'll be great again once it's fixed!

Mike
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:30 PM
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Re: Painting my Jem 555 body


What design? Paint or a decal? Either way, just put the design on the top--no need to sand. Once done, just seal it with clear coats.
Acrylic paints work well.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:38 PM
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Re: Painting my Jem 555 body


Paint, so just paint on top of the body with no preperation of it? Also what sort of paint would be best? Can you recommend brands for the paint and clear coat if possible?

Thanks for the reply, I'm a total n00b about this stuff and don't want the design ruined!

Mike
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