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Old 03-15-2007, 09:14 PM   #1
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I'm making a guitar for a school project and when I'm done I'm going to paint a design on it. It is somewhat like this:


That's just a quick sketch of it. But I am unsure of what paint would look nice on it. Anyone know?

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Old 03-16-2007, 03:18 AM   #2
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Would normal spray paint be ok? then with a varnished finish?

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Old 03-17-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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if you want a ti-dye effect, then why not actually ti-dye then cover the guitar in fabric, like this guy did...


anyway, the underlying paint, (if you do choose to paint) can be an kind of paint.
basically, paint, then sand smooth.
then laqure one, then sand the laqure to give a key and re-laqure... repeat lots of times. then say hello to our sihny guitar.
the high gloss effect is achieved through multiple samding/laquering polishing, not just through lots or varnish.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:14 PM   #4
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But if you want a design on the face in between the coats of varnish lay on the design. I'm not sure of the type of paint you would use. Might want to check at a musical instrument shop.
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:59 PM   #5
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Painting a guitar's not an easy job. You've got all sorts of things to consider, such as the varnish, drying times, even spread, no drips etc.
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