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    Quote Originally Posted by Royami View Post
    Thanks! I sprayed the pup covers, knobs and pickguard.
    If it wears off cream one's are fairly cheap off ebay.
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Cream-ST...wAAOxye5BRFGQ0

    The one's I got were a tad 'orange' so took to them with sandpaper and rounded the edges.
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    cheers, Mark.

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    Overlord of Music McCreed's Avatar
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    If it wears off cream one's are fairly cheap off ebay.
    The pickup covers I've sprayed have held up fine. One set was done roughly two years ago, the other set over 12 months.
    They've both been played regularly (and hard) but I never hit the pickups when strumming or picking.
    Don't how I'd go with a pickguard though... after all they are often called a "scratchplate" for good reason

    However, I used Krylon which is an acrylic and formulated for applying to plastic, so maybe that helps.

    The one's I got were a tad 'orange' so took to them with sandpaper and rounded the edges.
    In the infamous words of Pauline Hanson, "please explain?"

    How did sanding the edges make them less orange?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCreed View Post
    How did sanding the edges make them less orange?
    Lack of punctuation.

    The covers arrived looking a tad more 'orange' than cream.
    I found that rubbing with sandpaper knocked it down to a cream colour.
    Rounding the edges was an aesthetic afterthought.

    cheers, Mark.

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    Overlord of Music McCreed's Avatar
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    So they were like a melting moment, the cream was in the middle
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    Knocking it back from polished will have increased the amount of random light scattering and made it look whiter. Just like when you sand back a clear finish. The orangeyness is still there, just disguised. Which is all that really matters.

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