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Painting pickguards?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by anonymous278347457, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    I was wondering if i could paint my pickguard on my MIM jazz. Its white at the moment.

    im just wondering (if i can) what sort of pait should i use. Preferable so that it doesent scrap off and poison me :(

    also will i need to coat it with some sort of clear coat or something or will plain spray paint do?
  2. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    You'd first have to get a primer that adheres to plastic. Otherwise, no matter how you sand it (which, when it comes to plastic gets messy), you won't get the paint to stick.You're probably better off getting a new pickguard. It'll cost you less than the amount of money you'd spend on the materials and labor.
  3. xbradx


    Oct 25, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
    krylon fusion
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yep, paint would probably cost you about $7-10. Sandpaper would be another two, plus the hours of labor you'd be putting in, to me I would persoanly spend a couple more bucks and send it out to be copied in another color.
  5. Kibuddy


    Apr 30, 2005

    This man speaks the truth. I've used this several times on pickguards with great success.