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So I want to repaint a guitar...

Postby bignick » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:04 pm

My 80s G&L Invader has been through hell. I think I want to strip it, and refinish it in a basic color like solid black or red.

What is the best chemical stripper to use for this kind of thing?
What is the best wood filler putty that is sandable and can take paint?

It has to be something I can find at Home Depot.

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Re: So I want to repaint a guitar...

Postby birddog » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:34 pm

Hey Nick
Don't think your going to be happy with the results of paint products from H.D.
Be gald to help you out on this if you want something that looks professional & I'm not that far from you. Lansing area.
You want automotive type paint. I'm in the autobody biz over 30 years & done lots of wood refinishing over the years too.
Shoot me an e-mail & I'll give you my cell #
setterdog01(at)yahoo.com

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Re: So I want to repaint a guitar...

Postby bignick » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:05 pm

I just shot you an email. This is probably what I would rather do.
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Re: So I want to repaint a guitar...

Postby grady » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:41 am

Good move Nick,
Painting an Auto or Guitar is something thart is best left to a Professional.

It's not as easy to do as one would think.
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Re: So I want to repaint a guitar...

Postby ricochet » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:20 am

Oh, it's EASY to paint one!

Getting it to look good and hold up are different matters.
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Re: So I want to repaint a guitar...

Postby bignick » Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:51 am

No, I don't want to do a hack job on it.

I'm going to strip it down and fill in the routes I don't need. I want this to be a one humbucker, one volume guitar.
My biggest complaint has always been that it had too many switches and stuff. Once I strip it, fill everything in,
and sand it. I'll have someone else prime and paint it.
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Re: So I want to repaint a guitar...

Postby leftyguitarman » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:52 pm

bignick wrote:I want this to be a one humbucker, one volume guitar.


I've always thought it would be cool to have a one pickup guitar like that.

Maybe that's why I think these are so damn cool.

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Re: So I want to repaint a guitar...

Postby bignick » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:06 am

I stripped it and covered all of the routes I didn't need with filler. Sanded everything down and it is good to go off to birddog tomorrow. I've always been partial to one humbucker guitars.

I'm going with the antique white. I've always been a big Jerry Cantrell fan and am essentially turning my Invader model to look like one of his G&L Rampages, only not as yellow/cream.I've always wanted a Rampage but got an Invader because it was close and the price is right. I never used the single coils.

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