I have a SX p-bass shortscale. Its a great bass but I never did like white pickguards so i want to change it to black. If I paint the one on the bass now, won't the paint eventually scratch off? I do use a pick in about 50% of my playing. My other option is to buy a sheet of blank pickguard material and try to make my own. I can buy the blank sheet locally for about $10 which will be cheaper, and less harmful to the environment than paint. The problem with this option is how to NOT screw it up? I dont have any fancy tools to cut the shape out. Would I just use an exacto knife and keep at it. Then buy some light grit sand paper? I have a feeling I wont get the pg to look as professional as it does now but I cant stand white. Suggestions?