.Take a hair drier and buzz over a guitar that has been painted with lacquer for a few minutes and you'll see that it will start getting soft, then it will actually make a wet shiny spot in the paint, and if you touch the area it will be wet paint
I wouldn't say a guitar gets several hundered degrees in the car in the summer.....MAYBE 150 TOPS, but 200 +.....Maybe if you were in the bahamas when the paint index is at 125. If you picked up a guitar that was over 200 degress it would probably scald your skin (severly burn it) Just think if you set the eye on your stove to 200, then after it gets to that tempature laying your hand on it........not good. NEVER felt a guitar get that hot just off sun light. A car, maybe, b/c its metal, and if it did reach 200 and it was painted in lacquer you could probably take ur fingernail and not only indent the paint b/c its softening up, but probably peel it up too with your fingernail where it was getting soo hot and beginning to lose adhesion and transist back into the liquid state from the solid state. When it cools off in the evening it would of course go right back into the solid state. This cycle is what causes lacquer paint on cars and guitars to not last very long, fade very fast, and begin to actually burn off (more so on cars in the burn off/oxidation category), ever seen a hood or roof of a car where the paint is literally about gone from oxidation? It always happens on the hoods, roofs and trunks 1st b/c those are the panels that are exposed more directly to the light and get the hottest, you will not find this as often with base/clear paint jobs in urethane, however it is VERY common with lacquer. With lacquer its not a question of will it fade, will it crack, will it oxidize off, but rather when will it.phantoms said:.
That would have to be some cheap laquer, or a very fresh paint job. Imagine the temps a black/clear coated laquer paintjob reaches on a car in the middle of summer. Several hundred degress. Maybe if you replace the hairdryer with a heat gun.
Thanks Wolfram, I do have a website for custom painting, from cars, trucks & motorcylces, to art sculptures & guitars. Its www.simscustomshop.comWolfram said:Thanks again SCS. Absolutely brilliant. You should seriously consider your own website on painting guitars - it would definately be in my favourites. That is if you don't have your own website already. Thanks again.