I'm gonna try cutting a new pickguard using my old one as a template, while I'm at it I'm gonna take a stab at painting my existing one and see which turns out better. First off, I'm definitely going to try this, so I'm not really looking for advise on whether it will work or not. I'm wondering more about the materials and prep work. I'm thinking I should sand it first, should I use something like 400 grit on it, or something finer? Also, should I hand sand, or use a finish sander or rotary sander. For primer what would work best just a basic plastic primer from Auto Zone? Sand it afterwards, I'm thinking finer sandpaper on that run. Paint, some high quality spray paint probably two to three coats, since it will be primed does it really matter what kind of paint I use? What kind of clear coat is best? I'm pretty new to all this but want to see what the results are. Thanks in advance!