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Conductive Shielding Paint 1/2 pint (236.6ml)

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Conductive Shielding Paint

About This Item

Reduces hum, noise and radio interference.
The fastest and easiest way to shield pickup and control cavities. Perfect for tight spots.

When connected to electrical ground, the shielded surfaces help reduce noise, hum and radio interference. It cleans up with water while still wet, and dries overnight.

Brush on two or more coats of this waterbase dark gray conductive paint for best results (let dry between coats). Conductive shielding paint is supplied in a 1/2-pint can, sufficient for shielding several electric guitars, and in a money-saving 1-pint can. We recommend our conductive tape for best results when shielding smooth plastic pickguards.

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Conductive Shielding Paint Instructions

Directions for using conductive shielding paint.

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5.0

Perfect Paint

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Bought a Roadworn Strat and replaced the pickups with Noiseless pickups. But there was still noise. Tried copper foil and made a HUGE mess of it. Bought a can of this. Painted the cavities with three coats, dried with a hair dryer between coats. Took all of 15 minutes. Attached a ground wire with a lug at the other end, from the back of the pot to a small screw I put into the side of the cavity (so that the teeth of the lug dug into the paint. Perfectly silent. No hum. No buzz. Perfect paint! Disclaimer: I also used a small piece of copper foil on the underside of the pickguard to cover the area where the wires run down the center channel in the guitar. Made sure it made contact with the foil around the controls. Not sure this was needed, but it sure didn't hurt.

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Quick & Easy

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Fast drying time, really simple to apply, and I really like the look better than foil. Only thing that I don't like is that if anything touches, rubs, or slightly scratches the dry surface, it goes from flat black to shiny silver showing the mistake. This prohibits from smoothing out brush strokes. I use foam brushes, but they still leave a stroke-textured surface.

5.0

Quick drying

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This stuff dries fast and works well.It is way better than struggling with conductive tape IMO.It takes a few coats but works excellent and keeps the noise down well. No complaints and plenty left over to use on my other guitars

5.0

Good Stuff

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I've shielded 3 guitars so far and have a half can left. Way easier than copper tape. I tried the hair dryer suggestion and worked great. Also the pipe cleaner trick to paint the cavities. A huge improvement in cutting down the noise, may not totally help with single coil 60 cycle hum but makes a difference. When applied with care it reduces RF interference to almost zero. On the last kit guitar I built it is dead silent now, didn't think I had my amp on and this is with a fluorescent light right above the amp. Note the kit was raw wood and the conductive material soaked in deeply, one thick coat was all that was needed. With a pre-painted cavity I would go with 3 coats.

5.0

Better than stock

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When building, refubishing, hot-rodding, repairing, or restoring a good quality electric guitar, it has been said that it's a good idea to insulate the cavities.

If you don't want your guitar to be buzzy, this is like painting 'ground' in all of your cavities including vol/tone cavities, pickup cavities, and pickup toggle cavity (speaking in LesPaul anatomy). The jack cavity and hole from toggle to vol/tone cavity can also be insulated easily with this insulation paint. Put on enough coats and test with voltmeter.

Disclaimer: some people like the rawness and "aliveness" of a buzzy guitar, and claim it adds to their tone, especially in live situations. If you have a customer like this, do not use this stuff. It will quiet the guitar as much as wax potting an unpotted guitar pickup.

This stuff works really good, and if you have enough coats on the guitar will be nice and quiet.

5.0

Easy to apply & works well

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I've always disliked using copper tape so I gave this a shot. It paints on easily (very thin) and dries quickly. I tested continuity with a DMM and I needed at least two coats for this to work well. A very clean looking option that shields well. Clean up is quick - wipes off finish with damp rag.

5.0

Goes further than you think

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This is amazing stuff. I have used it on 2 guitars so far and it is much easier and neater than copper tape. I have found that 3 coats was plenty and you could probably get away with 2. Used it on a strat and would my amp right up on high gain and had almost nothing sitting right beside my computer. I bought the 1/2 pint and it looks like I would be able to do dozens of guitars with it. Seems expensive for how much is in there but it goes a very long way.
Thanks Stew Mac.

5.0

Great product!

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The conductive paint was quite easy to apply. There was no mess or cleanup following careful masking of the control cavity. I was rewarded with absolute silence when I first plugged my newly built bass into the amp (until I plucked a string, of course!) Love this stuff.

5.0

The best modificication one can do.

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I used this conductive shielding paint to coat the cavities of my Jazz Bass and the insides of the pickup covers. There is absolutely no noise. I can isolate either the bridge or neck pickup without having to worry about any humming. If you're considering an upgrade, it better be this one.

5.0

Good stuff

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Used a blow dryer. Administered four coats in 1/2 hour. Don't spill the stuff. If you get it on the body wipe it immediately with a wet anything. I can hold my guitar up to a fluorescent light and get no noise at all.

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