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Preserving an Autograph

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:15 pm
by Optiquest
Whats the best way to preserve an autograph on a guitar? Steve signed my axe below the pickups. Ways I've heard are clear stickers, nail polish, and clear spray paint. Thanks!

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:30 pm
by Cacophony
why hasnt anyone ever thought of a clear pickguard :D that would work unless you already have one. Oh well, try some laquer or whatever.

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:38 pm
by GuitarStrings
I used TRANSPARENT PAINT, or LAQUER, or whaterver you want to call it.

I painted like 5 layers on Steve's autogragh, so it's totally time-proof. :P

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:44 pm
by Optiquest
I have an RG1570, which doesnt have a pickguard. Can you give me some details on the stuff you used GuitarStrings? Is it in a can?

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:22 pm
by GuitarStrings
Optiquest wrote:I have an RG1570, which doesnt have a pickguard. Can you give me some details on the stuff you used GuitarStrings? Is it in a can?
Yeah it's in a CAN, you have to tell the seller if your guitar has a lucid finish or a sanded finish, laquers are in different types... :wink:
You have to pay much attention when you spray the stuff on, keep a certain distance to allow the paint to spread well. :) When it's done, leave it for enough time drying, then if you wish you can add another layer by repeating the same process. 8)

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:57 pm
by Optiquest
How do I tell what type of finish my guitar has?


\/\/ Oh. Duh.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:17 pm
by GuitarStrings
Optiquest wrote:How do I tell what type of finish my guitar has?
You see it, you touched it whether the finish is sanded or not. :wink:

Preserving a signature...

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:09 pm
by chriseldred03
What if the signature is on a plastic plate like the electronics cover on the back of the guitar. Would clear packing tape be enough? What if Steve signed with a paint pen?

Re: Preserving a signature...

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:22 am
by Bono
chriseldred03 wrote:What if the signature is on a plastic plate like the electronics cover on the back of the guitar. Would clear packing tape be enough? What if Steve signed with a paint pen?
Mine is signed similar, but its on the backplate...what I have done is take the backplate and put it on a plastic wallet...draw round that and cut it out. This way, it looks like there is nothing protecting it but its covered by plastic...it was signed last June and looks just as good now as it did then :) Thinking about it, this might even work with a pick-guard...

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:29 am
by EyE
Guys!!! what about on a BSB??? Steve signed mine below the trem (beside the controle knobes).

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:25 pm
by Dynna
I got a sheet of MYLAR, cut it to size, and applied it. And you don't have to test to see if it will wreck the autograph, unlike ANY sprays and finishes.

Apparently guitars have come in for regular work and there are chips, scrapes, and scratches AROUND the piece of mylar.

I've got Steve Morse's autograph on my Morse guitar and I sure as heck want it to stay there.

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:36 pm
by Garrett
Yep. Mylar's the stuff.

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:51 am
by EyE
Does Mylar also work on a BSB type of guitar guys???

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:24 am
by resha
the best way to preserve your auotgraph?
change pickguard and keep it in a safe place :P

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:35 pm
by GuitarStrings
resha wrote:the best way to preserve your auotgraph?
change pickguard and keep it in a safe place :P
Well yeah, I hate having a big autograph in the front of your guitar. Good idea to change pickguard :D