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I've got a standard Jackson USA Soloist molded case. My question is, if I want to stencil a symbol on it how would I go about doing it?

 

Is there a specific kind of paint to use?

Is there any kind of process that will save me some grief?

 

Yeah, help me out.

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Just make the stencil and spray paint it on if you must.

it will work, and wont come off.

I personaly just put stickers on mine.

Every gig we play i get one (or however many different ones they have) and put it on there.

Makes it look like im a bad-ass, and it shows where all ive played.

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No, there's a special kind of "equipment case" spraypaint you've gotta use, the normal kind doesn't stick. they sell it at most guitar stores. just call a few of them up and ask how much one can of "CASE ONLY" spraypaint is. call around, though, because some guitar stores might not carry it. Make sure you emphasise that you're looking for the spraypaint that is for guitar or bass cases only.

 

As for stencils, get an exacto knive, and some heavystock paper.

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No, there's a special kind of "equipment case" spraypaint you've gotta use, the normal kind doesn't stick. they sell it at most guitar stores. just call a few of them up and ask how much one can of "CASE ONLY" spraypaint is. call around, though, because some guitar stores might not carry it. Make sure you emphasise that you're looking for the spraypaint that is for guitar or bass cases only.

 

Lol. Oh the joy of sarcasm. :cop:

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Lol. Oh the joy of sarcasm.
:cop:

 

He's not kidding. Equipment cases are coated with this teflon stuff so the dirt doesn't stick and they stay clean.:cop:

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Well, despite the sarcasm, mission accomplished. XD

After one mishap (which was able to be corrected quickly), I managed to apply the symbol with no trouble. Took a couple of coats, but looks good.

 

Thanks for the help guys.

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Just make a stencil out of thick bristol board, tape it on and spray it with spray paint. It's very easy. Here's one that I did.

 

With the stencil

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Finished case

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and here's one I did freehand of the Brant Bjork logo. I just traded the guitar that goes with that case.... I wish I got to keep the case :(

Case2.jpg

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