Hi tb, I'm going to paint my bass but I am concerned about covering up the screw holes with paint for the pickguard, bridge, control plate etc. what can I do to keep these safe? My plan was to put the screws in and drip wax onto them and then after it has been painted i was going to take the screws out and then clean them off with paint thinner or mineral spirits. Would that work? Surely there is a better way of doing this.