oGridlocko: DOes the input jack and pickup get hot in a guitar? Isn't the paint flammable?
kMxLivetheMod: how long should i let the primer dry
JAMES5150: @kMxLivetheMod if your sanding a body that is already painted and are prepping it for paint start with 220 and progress up to 400 the spray the primer. for the clear coat after all clear has cured and dried. start with 320 and progess up to 1500 then use the rubbing compound and buff with the cotton cloth.
kMxLivetheMod: @vanhalen5150jhs and when i use the sandpaper, do i use the 220 first then 320 and so on?
JAMES5150: @kMxLivetheMod a guitar. sandpaper 220, 320 400 600 1000 and 1500 grits. Deft brand wood sealer. primer, red, white and black 1 can each. 3 cans clear coat.Rustoleum lacquer. tape 3/4 1/4 and 1/8. rubbing compound. 100% c otton cloth. hobby knife. solidering iron and solier. screw drivers. a wall haner to hang the guitar by the headstock after it is completed. do not let the paint come in contact with any kind of rubber or vynal. and alot of patience not optional. have fun :)
kMxLivetheMod: can u make a list of exactly everything you will need for me
JAMES5150: @akhtab94 Rustoleum lacquer. $4.50 per can Home Depot
Tim Lyons: yeah but usually you screw it in to the pick guard but you don't use one for this guitar
JAMES5150: @TPL215 they are screwed directly to the body.
Tim Lyons: after ur done how do u get the pickups to stay in place
Movie Reenactments: i have a question which electronics were harder to set up for the guitar this one or the yellow and black one?
JAMES5150: @yngwiestrat2012 i screwed a hook in at the end of the holding stick and hand it up untill it is dry.
JAMES5150: @marineman825 i use a picture of a guitar that has already been done for reference. go to meanstreetguitarsdotcom and print a pic of the the guitar that you want to do in the pic gallery.
placement of the 3/4 is pretty staight forward. the 1/8 stripes are about 95% of the other stripes. there are only 2 stripes on the black and with franky that are 1/4 the othere is 1/2 located near the upper left of the pick guard.
JAMES5150: @marineman825 it alot more time consuming. you start with just the 3/4 tape stripes only. i have a video that covers the red white and black franky.
JAMES5150: @marineman825 there are only 1 stripe of each so you probably wont even miss them.
JAMES5150: @marineman825 i used mostly 3/4 and 1/8 but there is a stripe that is 1/2 and another is 1/4 but most are 3/4 and 1/8 any othere questions please ask.
JAMES5150: i use rustoleum lacquer spray paints. not as far as i know. cleans easly with lacquer thinner.
Emin Cansız: What type of paint do you use? And is it dangerous for skin?
Eliot Ruben: awesome :D
HOW TO PAINT A EVH VAN HALEN BLACK AND WHITE FRANKENSTRAT GUITAR PROJECT PART 15
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