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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.

California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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Conductive Shielding Paint Instructions

Directions for using conductive shielding paint.

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5.0

Conductive Paint

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Ease of application and effect was more than expected.

5.0

Awesome Shielding

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This stuff is awesome. It goes on smooth and fast and made my bass so quiet. I mean it was quiet before but now you cant even tell if its plugged in at high volume. Love it I'm gonna do all my guitars and future guitars this way. Way too easy.

5.0

Customers are worth the extra mile.

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My latest custom was something that I wanted to spare no expense on. I told the customer that I was going to paint the shielding on for him and that it would look real tidy. Every cavity was done and with the pain, it was so much quicker and easier to do. And it does look a whole lot tidier. This is a great product SM. I got it through my supplier here in Australia. Costs a fair bit. But I recon I will get some mileage out of this tin. Let's face it. Customers are worth the extra mile. Thanks Stewart Mac'.

4.0

Close Enough For Rock'n'Roll

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Shielding paint is the only way to go. I use just 1 heavy coat. While it may not be quite as conductive as foil, its close enough for Rock'n'Roll. Does the job and easy to clean up. While shielding pickup cavities is overkill, some people do it. Just dont forget to add a ground wire.

5.0

Shielding paint, use it correctly.

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I've been building guitars since 1980. I use shielding paint & copper foil tape & aluminum tape.
I do think copper tape works the best, when checking resistance. How do you shield wire channels? Do you wrap woven shielding around the pickup wires, and solder at both ends? I don't like that. I use tape on easy cavities. On difficult areas I use Paint, like along wire channels.
The conductive particles settle quickly. Stir often! Use at least 3 coats, a day apart. Your signal is 250 to 500 K OHMS above ground. A few ohms difference across the shielding doesn't effect my signal. I hear no hum and my guitars are very quiet. I play under flourecent lights too. On some instruments I have both paint & tape. There is no perfect way, so use both. Don't restrict yourself.

2.0

An option

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I use it regularly with different results, some good, some not. Also Stewmac, quit buying the cheap cans from China as they rust out on the bottom from the inside. I lost half a can before I noticed.

Response from StewMac

Quality and 100% Total Satisfaction is our goal every day. If a product fails to work as intended in your shop, we'll take back the product and replace or refund. Call us 1-800-848-2273 so we can make it right.

In the meantime, I've placed your suggestion with our product development team -- customer comments like yours have been the catalyst to many changes to our products.

1.0

Conductive Paint not as good as copper tape

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Put 5 coats on my pickup and electronic cavities and the best I could do was 27 ohms....I the bought some copper tape and achieved .2 - .3 ohms....with target being under 1....so I am never going to use the paint again ...the numbers don't lie...it's over priced and marginal at best!

Response from StewMac

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're very sorry our Conductive Shielding Paint didn't work for you as expected. To get good results, it's very important to wait a full 24 hours between each coat. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied you may return it for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

It works

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It's not copper but as long as you are not creating ground loops with your wiring or carrying any current at all in the shield it works, and it's very quick and easy to apply - although the recommended three coats will take three days.

5.0

Works great.  Follow the instructions.

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I used this in the body cavity of a 1989 Fender Tele, which was completely unshielded. Worked great! Make sure you use at least three coats, and give each coat a full 24 hours to cure. Be careful also about tight cavities where a hot wire might brush against the paint -- if necessary, bend a connection away from the cavity wall and/or use some electrical tape to maintain good separation.

5.0

Great Product

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Easy to use, easy clean up. Performs as expected. Would buy again.

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