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I want to do a paint job similar to this:


I'm planning on doing the white part first, then some clear (2 coats?) then taping off to do the black pin-stripe-ish bits. How long should I wait before taping on the clear coats so that I don't ruin it?



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Well you might consider this like wasting paint, but I painted a Jackson Kelly two years ago, and first painted all the guitar in black, then waited a couple of weeks and taped it with 3m masking tape (it is specially sold for painting strips on mustangs and hot rod cars) with the design you want, then paint all the guitar with the color you want, and voila, wait 2 weeks and then you will have to add like 5 or 6 coats of clear lacquer to make buildup so the surface of the guitar is uniform, wait at least 4 weeks for pro buffing and polish. It worked for me.

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