Amazing D I Y Guitar Finish

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  1. RiverDog

    RiverDog Well-Known Member

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    Some guy posted this in the FB group All 80s Rocking Guitars and it's so awesome, I had to save the pics and share with you guys. I think I'm going to try it with one of my Squier strats.

    Check it!

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    alright that pretty fucking cool!
     
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    Neat. He left out “play it hard” as the last step
     
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    That's insane! Great job.
     
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    I’m going to try this on my sons mini strat


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    Very nice. I think tha started with Kustom Kars in the 50's and got adopted by the lowriders later. As I recall they draped lace over the roof and or hoods of cars for the effect.
     
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    That is pretty cool. I've seen something like that done before, but never quite that variant.
     
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    Certainly a clever technique. As far as the finished product i'm kind of Meh on the overall look, but he is definitely a resourceful and creative guy.
     
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    Not my cup of tea, but cool effect and nicely done.
     
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    No way. Just no way this could work and turn out this smooth. This has got to be photoshopped. I cant tape 1 line and have it turn out that nice
     
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    It works. I've used finer lace than this with spray cans and had good results.

    The hardest part is removing the netting/stencil. You have to be super slow about it, and extremely steady.
     
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    Not something I would do, but it looks fantastic! Really.
     
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    Incredible!

    Must only be used with 1 bridge pickup superstrat, preferably Dimarzio pickup but definitely ceramic of some variety. Must be played with leather pants and long hair
     
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    It definitely an old hot rod technique, but TBH, i think this attempt looks a bit jobber because he or she used spray bombs for bursting. Web pics look ok, but if you held it in person you'd not be ok with it I'll bet. If he would have used an HLVP it would have come off smoother and much cleaner without the sputter spitting. I do really like the colour combo though.
     
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    Cool, wonder if you could use the same technique for a different type look? Like maybe lighting g bolts or something?
     
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    This reminds me of a question that I had - the guy is all "you can't wait until the paint is dry, or it will stick", so I assume that's why you have to be so careful, because the paint is still not completely dry. But does it really dry so hard you couldn't peel it off then?
     
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    If you wait until the paint is dry to remove your stencil (or tape), you run the risk of peeling sections of fresh paint up off of the surface right along with it. The paint will stick to the stencil/tape instead of the intended target. Best practice is to remove them when the paint is just on the wet side of tacky.

    Letting the paint dry completely is an option as well, if you don't mind scoring all of the separation points with an X-Acto blade during removal.

    With that netting, I think I'd run some tests on scrap and see if I could let it dry just a little longer to help avoid dragging it across fresh paint on removal. Prep by running tests, always.
     
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