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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Painting Or Drawing On a Guitar..How to do it??

Hey guys,

I've been thinking about getting a custom RG body made (HH with multi woods) and was going to have someone draw or paint a picture/image on the front kinda USA Custom like. I'm going to oil the rest of the guitar, for a natural back look.

I need to know what kind of paint would work best (gonna clearcoat it after so would need something that does run), if I need to do anything to the guitar before (base coat or if working on the bare wood is fine, cleaning and what to clean with), if the choice in wood makes a difference to the paint I use and how it holds to the guitar, etc etc. Basically ANY info someone has on something like this they've done before.

Any help would be most righteous! Thanks!!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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Re: Painting Or Drawing On a Guitar..How to do it??

im sure ive read before (but dont quote me on this!!) that if you want to leave it natural behind the graphic then you need to to sanding sealer, and then whatever oil you wanna do, then 2 or 3 coats of clear, then the appropriate paints for the graphic (dnt know what ones im afraid), then clear again over the whole lot.

....but i could be totally wrong! :P
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Re: Painting Or Drawing On a Guitar..How to do it??

Not gonna work, you either use tung oil etc on a guitar or you paint it, not both.
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Re: Painting Or Drawing On a Guitar..How to do it??

I've used paint pens before; very time consuming, but the graphics came out amazing. Unless you paint in a black or white, the results can sometimes be...unfortunate.

Unfortunately, you can't combine the two that you want to do, it'll be a big let down.
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Re: Painting Or Drawing On a Guitar..How to do it??

as said before oil and paint is a no no

But you can use a sealer to seal the natural look then paint what ever and clear it
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Re: Painting Or Drawing On a Guitar..How to do it??

Use the Reevaluate method and have your graphic printed at Kinko's, glue it to the top then clear over it.



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