Conductive Shielding Paint

Conductive Shielding Paint

Conductive Shielding Paint 1/2 pint (236.6ml)

1/2 pint (236.6ml)

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Conductive Shielding Paint 1 pint (473.2ml)

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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.


WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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Conductive Shielding Paint Instructions

Directions for using conductive shielding paint.

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5.0

Great!

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This is much easier than using copper shielding, in my opinion. You do need to take the time to use three coats 24 hours apart, but that shouldn't be an issue if you organize your project and time accordingly. I would note that even though I rotated the can 24 hours before use, the pigment, and presumably the conductive ingredients, clump together at the bottom and on the sides of the can. You need to stir and mix this thoroughly before use if you want good results (do not shake the can). Clean up is easy with soap and water. I got he small can and it appears to be enough for at least 6 to 10 projects. I'm not going back to copper anytime soon.

4.0

It's OK

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Verified Buyer


It's ok to use it but I don't use it anymore now. It will dry up if you keep it for a long time even with the tin cap tight close. I use copper tape now for better conductivity shielding.

5.0

Works great on guitars!

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Verified Buyer


I but build guitars and amps and tried it on both. It didn't do much for 60 cycle hum on the amp that lacked shielding, but It worked perfectly on my Telecasters and strats that I build with single coils, espicailly the the 60 cycle hum. The small can will coat the inside of a small amp, plus a few guitars. I would highly recommend this for single coil guitars, so the whole electronics cavity.

5.0

This stuff works great!

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Verified Buyer


Follow the directions, works great. My new Telecaster build is amazingly quiet. NO RF noise!!!!!!

5.0

Great to work with.

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Verified Buyer


Easy to clean ,work best on uneven shape like electronic cavity . For pickguard , copper shield tape works best.

5.0

Very good

By

Verified Buyer


Very nice product and easy to use.

1.0

Copper Foil is much better.

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Verified Buyer


Tried this Shielding Paint on quite a few guitars in the beginning, then stopped using it. Why?
1. Messy. Wear rubber gloves and dress in clothes you don't care about ruining. Get some on the guitar body and you will need denatured alcohol to get it off.
2. When going back to do service work on the guitar, the shielding paint (even after it has dried for months) will get all over your hands and is difficult to wash off.
3. Takes to long to dry and add extra coats. Can take days to finish a guitar cavity. I need to get a guitar completed so I can work on the next one. Copper foil can be applied in a hour and is done, which speeds up production time.
4. Does not come near the efficiency of Copper Foil.
5. Dries in can and gets chunky. Have thrown out 1/2 cans of product because it becomes useless. Copper foil never goes bad.

As a professional Luthier, I have to use the best products available. I have found Shielding Paint to be less than satisfactory. The application and drying process take to long, the product gets on your hands when doing service work years later and it is not near the efficiency of Copper Foil.

Response from StewMac


Hi Robert,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear our Conductive Shielding Paint didn't meet your expectations. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied with a product, you may return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Good stuff

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Verified Buyer


Tighttttt. :)

5.0

Shielding Paint

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Verified Buyer


3 coats per instructions, testing proves conductivity. Plenty leftover for other guitars.

5.0

Buzz and hum are gone

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Verified Buyer


I watched numerous videos on what caused the noise from my Telecaster. The solution was to shield the cavities of my guitar. I followed the dirrections by applying three coats of this paint, allowing it to dry 24 hours between coats; stir the paint well and don't shake the can. To get the paint in the hole for the bridge pickup to the pots, I used a Q-tip (it worked well; paint that first.) A 1/2 inch brush was the right size for everything else. Be sure to mask everywhere you don't want the paint to go. After this, I checked the continuity between the pickup cavities and the control cavity, everything was good. I also put a ground wire from each pickup to the cavity wall and from one of the pots to the cavity wall. Then, I shielded the back of the pick guard with alluminum foil. This Telecaster has never been so quiet! I can barely tell my amp is on, even when it's cranked up.
The paint may seem a bit pricey, but, it's worth every penny. AND, there is enough left to do my other Telecaster and my Strat.
Thank you Stew Mac for making this product available

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