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drawing on pickguard with permanent markers/ anti smudge?

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(@artguitarhendsbee)
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Is there any way that I can draw on a pickguard with permanent marker and not have it smudge, or is there lieka spray i can get over it to protect it?


   
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(@wes-inman)
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You can probably pick up some acrylic spray at an art store. I would test it first though, might make the ink run. I use Methanol at work, removes permanent marker very well.

Take the pickguard off the guitar before you spray it! :D

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(@artguitarhendsbee)
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hmm, thanks wes, willt he acryilic spray make it not smudge and so i can still play?


   
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Permanent marker is solvent based, so it will come off, using a similar solvent (probably alcohol). You'd need lacquer, that's not solvent-based and still effective against sweat and moisture.
The other thought may be to see if there is any fixative for permanent marker, so that you could use a solvent-based lacquer.

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(@artguitarhendsbee)
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fixative?


   
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I would go to a local art store and tell them what you want to do. Perhaps you can get a clear lacquer spray that will not cause the ink to run. Just spray on a thin even coat and allow it to dry. Should protect the pickguard for years.

The art store will know the right spray to use.

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(@artguitarhendsbee)
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okay


   
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(@clazon)
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I did mine with some spray paint from a car shop, did the job fine and doesn't/didn't smudge much at all, except for when i peeled the stencil off when I first painted it.

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(@martin-6)
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I used a marker pen to turn a black/white/black 3-layer pickguard into a black/black/black one. Probably not the best solution, but it worked. I could smudge it off if I wanted to but I never touch that part of the pg while playing.


   
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(@ginger)
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Why would you want to draw on it?


   
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(@greybeard)
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Why would you want to draw on it?
Maybe he has an autograph that he wants to protect.

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(@u2bono269)
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i love drawing in sharpie and whiteout, so one day i plan on buying myself a strat or tele, taking off the pickgaurd and going to town with my huge array of sharpies in all colors and sizes. So this thread is gold for me.

maybe I could sell custom pickgaurds if it turns out ok! hahaha i dont tink so, im not that good.

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(@artguitarhendsbee)
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I jsut think it looks cool, I'll post pictures of the pickguard when I draw on it, need to find some Acrylic lacquer first


   
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(@fluid)
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Krylon makes a product called Fusion ( http://www.krylon.com/main/product_template.cfm?levelid=5&sub_levelid=10&productid=1751&content=product_details ) that works really well on plastics, far better than most paints. I've had good luck with it.


   
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(@artguitarhendsbee)
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alright will check it out


   
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