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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem black headstock Spray paint job help

Hey guys I have a couple quick questions.. I'm make a jem GMC swirl and I need to paint the headstock.. I know spray paint isn't ideal but its what im using.. What kind of spray(brand type etc) paint would be recommended? flat? shiny? And i will be clear-coating it with again with spray paint.. Also how many cans of each should I use for the whole thing? 1-2 coats of black paint? 5 coats of Clear? more or less?

Thanks a ton! (will post pictures when its all done)
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Apparently, you missed my thread on DIY painting tips. Shoot me an email at
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Re: Jem black headstock Spray paint job help

use the search function. spay paint is really easy to mess up, try it on a test peice of wood!! although, its easy to get a jem dbk finish if you overdo black spray-paint (i did it on a model rocket for fun, looks just like the dbk lol)!
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my advise.... pay someone who knows what they are doing to do the job for you.
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Re: Jem black headstock Spray paint job help

Spray cans are, no offense, useless jesus jem, so is any auto related product especially on a necks without a veneer, if you use spray cans you will see the glue lines forever, you need industrial primer PU is no good either, trust me on that. If you do use spray cans then make sure they are the same brand and test them thoroughly, most people wont be able to tell the difference from a photograph but close up you will see the difference I wish you the best of luck with it, ps it might look okay for a while but the more time that passes the more the glue lines will show if it is a normal jem neck construction using cans or PU's

Also if you have swirled the guitar yourself then you can do this yourself easy, go for it buddy HAGO

IF the original Ibanez primer is on the neck still cans will be fine, the clear will never be as good as industrial clear as it is industrial clear not for general public as it is very nasty stuff it depends how good a finish you want and how long you want it to last.

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Don't know where these references to glue lines and DBK finish are coming from. Spray cans are just fine--go search for my thread on the RG-550 Space Invaders thread. I also just emailed you that book.



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Re: Jem black headstock Spray paint job help

If the neck is to be painted from scratch as in plain (which was not established in this thread) wood without any primer from Ibanez then you will have problems with glue lines showing over time (unless it's a veneer headstock), using spray cans, more so than acrylic or PU or Guitar Factory primer.

I would suggest you use Alaskabat if he has a guide with spray cans and this is the direction you are going I was only trying to be of help.
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No worries, Swirled! I always assume that when folks spray, cans or pro, that they primer first.



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I would still say give it to a pro, dont takkle it on your own. IMO spray cans should be banned!!! THe contents are of an absolute pi$$ poor quality. you pay for what you get. I dont know any pro body shops that paint with rattle cans pmpl. pay the money and get the results.
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There is nothing wrong with rattle-can painting, as long as you use decent paint (yes, there are decent ones). Make sure to sand the wood flat, seal the wood, prime, sand again if needed, spray base coat...etc--just shoot me an email to [email protected] and I'll send you the DIY painting E-Book that will walk you through the whole process. You can get factory looking finishes if done correctly. Look at this one--hasn't even been buffed and polished yet:

This one hasn't even been clearcoated yet:




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Re: Jem black headstock Spray paint job help

Wow thanks a lot guys for all the advice.. for some reason I dont get emails any more saying people responded to my posts so had no idea you guys helped me so much. Anyways I did a rattle can job.. but it came out great. I had the guys at the hardware store help me one of them there believe it or not builds guitars all the time and also is the paint manager so that was a win win. Used Krylon flat black did 3 coats. waited for it to dry - 2 hours later applied the Ibanez Decal then shot it with Premium decor laquer put on near 17 coats. It built up to where you cant feel the logo but it deff. could of used more coats I just couldnt deal with adding more (lazy). Any ways Ill put up some pictures when I receive the body from Al - O.O.T haa yes Al Its the kid from youtube that has been Nagging you about the GMC body lol. Anyways thanks every one for the help!

-Steve
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