Last week we talked about custom finishes using hydro dipping or pattern water immersion as a couple of methods for custom graphics other than direct spray painting. Today we will go over the steps used for hydro dipping using paints on the water surface to create a swirl or marble like appearance on the instrument.
Some of the things we forget to overlook when building or parting an instrument together is finish. We spend a great deal getting necks, tuning machines, tremolos/bridges and even pickups, but never try the daunting task of a custom paint finish. The first thought is, “Man its gonna look like crap if I do it myself.”,
This article was written by Dirk Wacker, who lives in Germany, has been a guitar addict since age 5. He’s also a hardcore DIY-er for guitars, amps, and stompboxes and runs a website on the subject (singlecoil.com) and writes frequent articles for Premier Guitar. When not working at his guitar workbench, he plays country, rockabilly,