MidnightLamp Posted July 23, 2005 Report Share Posted July 23, 2005 Hi all! I'm a long time reader..and have just finally decided to join the forum. I have been working on a guitar of mine (a fender squier jagmaster, and btw, for those curious, it's a TWO PIECE...alder.. ). I've made it a warmoth style body (ex. unrouted) by filling in the top rout with a combination of some wall filler called "poly fill" and wood filler (hell...I know it's not the best thing to do, but it can't be any worse than having nothing at all there). I've just sanded it and primered it, and am waiting to route it, so now I'm thinking about the painting job I should do. I've read all of LGM's tutorials...and am quite scared by all the info! I'm only 17, so I'm gonna be spraying in my garage, and have access to: A 1.5 HP CH compessor (3.1 average scfm @ 90 psi.) A "Pilot" (indian made... (found it at home)) paint gun...of whose specs I do not know...looks kinda like this: http://www.northerntool.com/images/product...s/156414_lg.jpg but doesn't have the adjustment at the bottom, and has two adjustments facing out of the back of the gun. The tip is around 1.5mm. I have painted a lot of Effect's boxes, so can paint with rattlecans with fair results, and am now looking to paint my guitar. I am familliar with the various paints, but am asking for some help on choosing the best one for the tools I have, and the finish I want to achieve, and the funds I'd like to spend. With all that said...I would like to do an EVH stripes paint job (on a jag. style body...odd I know...but bear with), and would like to have the finish at least on par with the finish on a squier standard guitar (not great I know...but that's good enough for me...better would be excellent!). I don't have too much money, so I was thinking around $60 ($ ) would be a nice amount to spend. Currently I'm leaning towards the following finishing method: http://www.rustoleum.com/Product.asp?frm_p...32&SBL=1&dds=22 In the colors: Apple Red, Gloss Black, and Gloss White Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughs against this method, or does anyone know a method that would better reach my goal with the funds I have? Thank you all very much for any help, and for maintaining such an informative forum! Nish Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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