Painting a strat

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V-type
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Hey....how would I go about possibly painting a completely red strat into a sunburst or something? How difficult would this be? Advice needed.
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if you're very patient and you take your time, very good results can be achieved

here are some various sources of info to get started
http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/tutorial5.htm
http://home.flash.net/~guitars/sunburstaerosol.html
http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/sunburst.html
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Thank you! The second one is what i'll try....are there any problems I'll run into when putting the neck and bridge and everything back on? I'm new to all of this.
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V-type wrote:Thank you! The second one is what i'll try....are there any problems I'll run into when putting the neck and bridge and everything back on? I'm new to all of this.
not really, I've completely dismantled my guitar plenty of times and haven't had any trouble at all

(be sure to mask to neck pocket because if you spray over it the added thickness of the paint might make it too small for the neck to fit)
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So I would just put it back in and tighten the neck and springs and string it?
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yep, it's not big deal to rebuild it
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Well, first you gotta sand it down to the wood, and then the actual sunburst process is difficult. If you put the time in, you will get amazing results. The more time you take, the better the results (at least that's what my Wood Lab teacher always said).

go to www.projectguitar.com, they have some GREAT tutorials.
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