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for those who have painted their Pickguards

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LowEndGroov, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. LowEndGroov


    Feb 21, 2005
    What's the best paint to use? should I sand first or is that not even neccesary.

  2. don't paint your pickguard...get a new one...anything else would look cheesy...

    however, if you're into cheesy...go Krylon...sand it so that the paint will stick...a primer might be a good idea too..

    As for colours:

    A Flourescent Orange Pickguard would look nice :eyebrow:
  3. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Plastic is hard to paint, most likely the paint will eventually chip and flake off.

    Sanding (as stated above) or sandblasting (recommended) will help to keep the paint stay on.

    Better yet if you do decided to paint your pickguard, after the paint has dried. Spray it with polyurathane to keep it sealed.

    A better suggeation is to get some scrap plastic that is similar and experiment to get what you want before finally painting your pickguard.