A few weeks back i forgot to put a bid (I was sick at the time) on a replacement pickguard for my bass which i was very bummed about seeing as my bass is a fairly obscure Ibanez from the mid 90's that was only made for a few years so getting a replacement pickguard (it had never been used, still the price stickers on it) for it was probably basically a once in a lifetime chance since they stopped making them probably 15 years back. So i decided why not paint it. But after reading about how to go about doing that, it seems rather an involved process and im not sure i'm up to it. As for having one custom made, too much money. So earlier today i had what seemed an easier idea...how about getting a blank vinyl car decal in the color i want my pickguard to be (orignally black but thinking of changing it to white) and cutting it in the shape of the pickguard (i imagine removing the pickguard and just cutting around it..though cutting perfect holes for the pickup might be a little more problematic especially since the sides are rounded) and just apply it over... Now I dont know anything about car decals and how easy or not they are to cut (i imagine easy enough since its the point of getting a blank) and apply on a bass but it seems to me that would work fairly well. I found this site for the blank decals: http://www.decaldriveway.com/product/display/id/she100 Would be 16$ including shipping. AND if i don't like it i suppose removing it wouldnt be too much a problem.... i imagine anyway. Then i still have my original pickguard. Anybody ever tried that? (probably) Do you think that would work well enough and look alright?