tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby ricepr » Mon May 13, 2013 6:48 pm

I have a cream colored backup strat, and would like to at least put a tie dye pickguard on. Anyone have any sources or ideas?

Wouldn't mind doing the body, but not the whole refin thin. But other than using sharpies? Any ideas?
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Re: tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby ccw3432 » Mon May 13, 2013 9:47 pm

This looks pretty cool. Haven't seen one in person though.

http://shop.coloriffic.com/Strat-Pickgu ... 9-1029.htm
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Re: tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby ricepr » Mon May 13, 2013 9:51 pm

more fractal, but cool. Thats the only one I found via google
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Re: tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby ccw3432 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:13 pm

You could try a clear plastic pick guard and put a cut piece of tie dye pressed under it. It may be difficult to get the fabric cut without it fraying at the edges. You may need to adhere the fabric to a thin backing with a spray adhesive prior to cutting it and drilling out holes for the pick guard mounting in order to keep it from fraying.
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Re: tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby ricepr » Mon May 13, 2013 10:19 pm

or some kind of printed pattern on a thick paper. Good idea!
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Re: tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby mgbills » Tue May 14, 2013 7:44 am

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Re: tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby tigerstrat » Tue May 14, 2013 10:48 am

Sounds like a dipping project. Here's Simon's instructional:

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Re: tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby gmchart » Tue May 14, 2013 3:51 pm

I don't have any idea where you get 'em, but there's a lady in town with a tie-dyed car! Apparently you order the kit to fit your model, and have a detail guy stick 'em on. The whole damn car! It's pretty cool. Seems to me they could send you a piece to do either or both.
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Re: tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby Pete B. » Wed May 15, 2013 8:53 am

mgbills wrote:Take a look at what they have here...
http://www.terrapinguitars.com/index_php.php?content=materialsContent

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Re: tie dye a strat, or a pickguard anyway?

Postby ricepr » Thu May 16, 2013 9:27 pm

Rip John
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