Cheap Telecaster Guitar Painting

I’ve sanded the body and filled it.

I’m using car paints for this part.

If the blue looks like a 60’s GTO there is a reason for that. Hopefully under a deep gloss it will look great. Not real sure at the moment.

Start with a couple coats of primer.

Once dry I checked it out. There are a couple marks from the triangle thingies I used to prop it up. Not enough to stop me, however. On with the blue.

Tomorrow I’ll sand any sections that need it and, hopefully, give it another light coat. If I have to sand too much I’ll have to hit it with a thicker coat just to give it an even finish.

Still trying to sort out the gloss.  The way I see it I have a few options:

  1. Duplicolor acrylic clear.
  2. Minwax Polycrylic
  3. Pre-cat water based poly

The first two are spray cans. I know how to use a spray  can.  The last one requires I learn to use my sprayer.  I think the price is in increasing increments, too. Get a lot more of the last, tho.

Be a few days before I start that process.


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