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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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building a strat style guitar



it's an alder body

i wanna spray paint it white and draw a chinese symbol under the bridge

what kind of paint should i use for spray paint, and what should i use to seal it
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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You mean you're going into this and you don't even know what paint to use to finish your guitar ?

This spells out catastrophe. Sorry if i am doubting this, but you have a nice guitar body and hardware, don't paint it if you don't have a clue what you're doing. Do some practice tests on some wood planks.

I've seen projects made with spray cans. I am saying this because somehow i doubt you have a paint spray gun . If it's not going to be transparent, it's going to need some primer coat depending on what type of wood that is. Looks like maple so it might fine without. Then once you given it a lot of layers you're going to need to wet sand it to remove the orange peel. Then comes the clear coat. Generally you have to wet sand between every 1 to 3 coats of clear to take out orange peel again.

Anyways look up www.projectguitar.com

there's a lot of info there
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Stain it dude or go natural and forget the monkey handle, it's been done before.
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I agree, the natural would be nice, but White would look good as well. You can get some paint and this cool thing here: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishin...pray_Unit.html at stewmac.com, the link will take you to a nice alternative to the typical spray gun. Good luck, looks great so far!
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It's possible to get a good finish with spray cans . . . it just takes more time and patience. You can buy cans of everything you need: a primer, the color, and a coating (gloss or matte).

Just sand after each paint coat, moving from a lower number paper to a higher number. More coats look better in both smoothness and perceived depth of the final finish. Of course there's a little more to it than that (For example, I don't remember the exact numbers on the sandpaper I used, but it was like 200 moving to 600.)

Good luck!
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Interesting timing. Got just got a recent newsletter from Stewart Macdonald explaining exactly how to do a sunburst finish with spray cans...

http://www.stewmac.com/tradesecrets/...054&clk=192417
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I agree, the natural would be nice, but White would look good as well. You can get some paint and this cool thing here: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishin...pray_Unit.html at stewmac.com, the link will take you to a nice alternative to the typical spray gun. Good luck, looks great so far!
the thing says its for touch ups

would that work better then a spray can?
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Go Naked dude.

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should i put some kind of finish on it?
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should i put some kind of finish on it?
If you wanted a dark nekid body could use a dark stain or tung oil.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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+1 for the 'au natural' approach

I spent a full day last weekend sanding and oiling, in this case Danish Oil, a lovely mahog body that Jaden made for me...

Naked is the way to go, IMHO.

In fact I'm gona strip and oil up my old trusty 550 which has a hideous 'black sparkle' finish

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Go Naked dude.

That pic says it all... is that yours btw?
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That pic says it all... is that yours btw?
Yes and I love it. Never needs polishing, neck-thru sustain for days, OMG tone, and one of the best necks I have had my hands on.
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I love the look of the natural finish!
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