Introduction: How to Add a Racing Stripe to a Guitar

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 I've always wanted a fender competition mustang, but I am years away from affording one.  However I do have my old epiphone les paul jr.  I decided I wanted to add a stripe that was cheap, could stay on, but would off easily if I didn't like it.  I decided that some kind of tape would be a logical solution.

What you need:
-electric tape, color of your choice.
-a ruler
-an exacto/pen knife




Step 1: Cutting the Tape

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 Lay the electric tape sticky side down onto a cutting surface.  Then use your ruler to cut as many strips as you want.  I decided to use two stripes, one bigger then the other, so I just used one piece of tape.  If you want many stripes you can use more pieces.  When done peel the tape off.

Step 2: Applying

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 This step is pretty self explanatory.  Lay one stripe at a time, parallel to each other.  You can place them anywhere on the guitar.  If you are placing the stripe in a position where it goes to the edge of the guitar, cover the entire side, and cut it at the desired length.

Step 3: And Your Done!

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Thats it.  If you mess up or don't like it, it will peal off easily without leaving sticky residue.  
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Comments

blodefood (author)2010-02-13

I did this in 1978 on a folk guitar.  The finish was chipped because my bro used it without a pick guard.  I sanded and refinished it with whatever my dad had and then used exactly the same type of stripe only the opposite angle using tape and silver spray paint.

Yours is cool, and removable too!


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