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Not that I’m qualified to answer, but since I started blogging about painting my guitar I’ve been getting asked a lot of questions. Abe writes:

Great job on your guitar! So if I’m correct I’m supposed to use sanding sealer, primer, Krylon spray paint, and a clear coat. What kind of primer and clear coats do I use though? And is orange supposed to sit for 3 months after the clear coats are applied? Thanks for any advice (again).

I used the generic gray Krylon primer. You can see it in this picture here on the right:

For the clear coats I used Krylon’s “Crystal Clear” acrylic spray. I don’t have any pictures of that right now unfortunately.

As I understand it, the color you paint the guitar doesn’t affect the time it needs to sit for. It’s only if you use more than one color (and therefore more coats of clear.)

Other parts in this series: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Posted on - July 18, 2006 [at] 2:03 pm by Brad
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3 Comments on this post

Nathan Esteban on Guitar painting question
July 29, 2006 at 3:38 am

Love the blog, you are a better writer than painter, I totally laughed my ass off, but still it turned out ok. Hopefully one day hou’ll finish the story.

Raymond Colbert on Guitar painting question
March 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Is it possible to do a burst paintjob on a guitar useing black to pearl white? or would that look like shit

Jeff on Guitar painting question
May 21, 2008 at 8:02 am

dude im doin my guitar and everytime something goes wrong….i dnt know maybe i am rushing it but everytime it looks like crap

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