Pretty in Pink

A quick picture-based post on spraying a guitar.

The guitar in question is an ’89 Squier, in it’s original ‘Priest sock’ black

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Here’s the body with all the hardware removed. You can see my previous DIY shielding project.

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80 grit sandpaper on an orbital sander made light work of the old paint.2014-02-08 11.37.44

A side view of the ply body in all it’s glory

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And the back…

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Shielding covered and ready to be sprayed:

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First coat of primer. I gave a second coat before the paint.

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Three coats of paint, an hour apart, with a light sanding in between:

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And the finished product:

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Not perfect – a little paint run on both horns (which I gently sanded down), and a grey strip next to the knobs where I masked but the scratch plate didn’t cover. Also it’s far from a smooth pro finish when you look at it up close, but I wanted a bit of a rough DIY effect.

Paint used was Rust-Oleum Candy Pink, and Rust-Oleum Primer.

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