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Protecting signatures on guitars, etc

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ElectroVibe, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. ElectroVibe


    Mar 2, 2013
    Does anyone know if there is a standard way of protecting the signature made by a famous musician or other celebrity, after they sign an object, such as a guitar?

    Some people go to conventions and pay a large fee to meet the celebrity and get the autograph. It's often done in the hopes of selling it later.

    To me, it seems like the signature could be accidentally rubbed off. I just wondered if they sprayed over the signature with a clear acrylic paint or something.
  2. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    I had a jazz bass that got autographed by mark Egan.
    I went to the office where I worked at the time and got a can of Workable Fixatif.
    The stuff they use to keep blue prints from smearing.
    Sprayed a light coat on and voila.
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  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
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    Interesting stuff:
    Protects your pencil, pastel, chalk, charcoal, crayon and India ink drawings while preventing smudges and wrinkles. Formulated to allow erasures through coating to rework artwork. Just right for use on plastic, dried silk flowers, paper maché, ceramic, plaster, glass, metal, wood or paper.

    • 11 oz. (311 g)
    • Non-yellowing
    • Moisture resistant
    • Acid free
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    • Dries to touch in 30 minutes
    • Dries fully in 1 hour
    WARNING: Extremely Flammable.
  4. ElectroVibe


    Mar 2, 2013
    "Formulated to allow erasures"? That doesn't sound very protective.
  5. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    I have a signature on my guitar that was done in black permanent marker. I'm afraid to apply anything on top of it because it might bleed through and run or otherwise react with it.

    I've just left it alone and try to avoid touching it.

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