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Hey all,

This may seem like a real dumb question, but when I'm painting the body, do I need to cover the pick up cavities or will the paint have no effect when it comes time to shield them? I don't know if it matters, but I was going to be using some copper tape to ground.

Thanks,

Jonathan

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As before "I'm no expert", but 2 things when it comes to masking.

Mask in such a way that the paint (clear, whatever) doesn't build up too much. Then when it comes to removing the tape it comes away clean and doesn't "break" the finish.

If you're gonna wet sand, the wood could use a little paint/clear to seal it up so it doesn't absorb any water and expand and crack the finish.

Don't ask how I know these tips...:-(

stew

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If you're gonna wet sand, the wood could use a little paint/clear to seal it up so it doesn't absorb any water and expand and crack the finish.

  Don't ask how I know these tips...:-(

stew

As I move further along in the painting process and getting rather close to applying the clear, I was wondering... do I need to wet sand before applying the clear?

I promise, once I know what I'm doing in regards to guitar building I'll give back as much to this forum as I've recieved.

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