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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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possible to do a finish using paintbrush?

possible? im thinking of using normal paintbrush and pain some some stuff over my guitar, and apply a few layrs of laquer is tat possible?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 01:58 PM
 
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Re: possible to do a finish using paintbrush?

Yes it is possible. Though, it will be a little difficult to get a smooth flat finish (i.e. flat to feel, rather than "matte"). I guess what you plan to do is use the clear coat to act as your flattener.
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Re: possible to do a finish using paintbrush?

im thinking of getting normal wall paint and paint over my guitar body. do paint stay on laquered surface? and after my painting, should i sand it to smooth it out? I will be drawing some stuff and will sanding it destroy the drawings? maybe i should try out, if not, i guess i juz apply more layer of laquer and sand and laquer it again? if i wan a non-glossy finish, i should juz apply laquer and sand it right? without buffing it?
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Re: possible to do a finish using paintbrush?

I tried applying primer to a body with a brush. I found that no matter how good my brush was, the streaks appeared and were very difficult to sand away. I just ended up getting a spray can primer which worked.

I would suggest sanding the body before painting over it. It helps to prevent the paint from peeling off, especially if the guitar body has a nice shiny clearcoat on it. After a rough feel, lacquer should stick to it.

You can sand after painting, but that may indeed damage the drawing. If your drawing is flat, I would suggest directly clearcoating over that. If you want a matte (non-glossy) finish, you should get a matte clear coat can - cans!
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Re: possible to do a finish using paintbrush?

if your guitar is already painted and clear coated...... you can hand paint some graphics on it... using createx paints......or something like parma faskolor acrylic paint will work.......that how a airbrusher would do graphics......but they use a combo of paintbrush and airbrush as far as i know anyways......then clear coat it......

and if you mess up.some rubbing alcohol should remove the paint you can google a search for airbrushing.....and will find some how to lessons..... normally lessons for cars or mototcycles but its the same princible
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-13-2005, 06:31 AM
 
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Bro paint's can react badly if you use the wrong type's of paint & trying to coat with diffrent paint's will result in a bad job! if you use a Auto paint then use the same paint in a clear coat, & the same goes for any type of paint you use, make sure it's all the same paint brand, goodluck with the project!

Cheers- Jake
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-13-2005, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: possible to do a finish using paintbrush?

hmm, use spray cans seem hard for me. I had tried spraying a pickguard before. the finish was a nightmare, uneven surface and bubbles around. Actually I am doing this one a spare body that had been around my storeroom for sometime. Its a agathis body super strat body. Im thinking of using those art painting paint? What did you call it? i barely remember the name, poster colour? or something near to that
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