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Since we last met, I had tiny little cracks in my primer and was freaked out about it. Since then a lot of things have happened and I don’t have pictures of all of that because I was too annoyed. Anyway, here’s a quick summary:

  • Discovered little hairline cracks in the primer. Researched this, found no info.
  • Decided to fill the dents and those cracks with Bondo auto body filler.
  • Kinda coated the whole guitar in Bondo, which was a total mistake. That stuff is nasty.
  • Around this time my friend Aaron told me that the cracks were because I didn’t sand the sanding sealer down. The surface was too smooth and the primer didn’t stick to it well enough.
  • Tried to sand the Bondo down, but it was lumpy and annoying not to mention it smelled like cancer.
  • I took the sander to the guitar and took it all down to the sealer level again.

Then I put primer on it again. This time it turned out a lot better:

There were a lot of small little bumps in the paint surface, but I read that’s normal. I sanded them down with 600 grit sandpaper and the surface was pretty smooth. There are a few places where the grain is showing through a little where I probably sanded the sealer down too much and the occasional small paint run. But laziness defeated my perfectionism this day so I went ahead and painted it blue:

Bam. True blue. I’ve put on three coats at this point and it’s looking nicely covered. I don’t think I have the ambition to paint my logo on it, god forbid I might have to sand it all down and start over again. I’m going to get some clear coat next and start laying that on and then we should be just about done.

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

Posted on - July 7, 2006 [at] 11:32 am by Brad
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5 Comments on this post

Heuristics Inc. on Guitar Painting: part 6 (blue job)
July 7, 2006 at 2:43 pm

Maybe you could make a cutout of your logo on a black sticker, and put that on the guitar then clear coat over the sticker and guitar? That might be less destructive than painting the logo and would have nice sharp edges.

Jordan on Guitar Painting: part 6 (blue job)
July 7, 2006 at 4:09 pm

I stumbled across this while surfing and have enjoyed reading your series on painting your guitar. I will definitely refer back to these pages when I get around to painting my strat.

Ken on Guitar Painting: part 6 (blue job)
July 9, 2006 at 9:48 am

Bond’s Decor sells Krylon paint in Ottawa, and has a good selection at their Bank St. Store

drew on Guitar Painting: part 6 (blue job)
July 11, 2006 at 12:56 am

No logo stencil? Deeply saddened. Can’t blame you, though… oh, and looks nice.

Cory on Guitar Painting: part 6 (blue job)
August 14, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Between the coats of blue, did you sand it?

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