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    Default Non-recess floyd: body paint protection

    Is there anything out there that protects the paint and finish from a flush mounted floyd? I can only imagine that a fully painted and sealed body would get scratched up from a flush mounted floyd.

    Im trying to figure out how I can avoid scratching my dream guitar body (when i eventually get it) with my flush mounted floyd. One idea I had was doing a semi-recess. Instead of doing a full recess for the floyd, only do half so that just the base plate is recessed and the paint doesnt get scratched. Kinda like the wolfgangs. I asked warmoth about this but I havent heard from them yet.
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    You could recess a small piece of pickguard material under there flush with the top of the body.
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    You can try to block the trem from the backside as well.
    This would help relieve most (if not all) of pressure of the baseplate resting on the top which often leads to marks or blemishes.

    In doing this, you could also adjust the trem to where it doesn't even touch the top surface, if you wanted.

    Either way, the flexibility is there.


    Also ... using decent paint helps tremendously.
    I've seen hardware (including trems) actually sink into a finish when cheap spraypaints were used.
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    There is a product made for cars, which is a clear bug shield. It's a very tough clear film that is put on the leading edge of the hood and other areas to eliminate rock chips and stuff. I can imagine that it would only take a very small amount of the stuff under the Floyd in the contact area to protect the body. It's extremely thin, and pretty much invisible except for the edge, which under the trem would not be noticable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    You can try to block the trem from the backside as well.
    This would help relieve most (if not all) of pressure of the baseplate resting on the top which often leads to marks or blemishes.

    In doing this, you could also adjust the trem to where it doesn't even touch the top surface, if you wanted.

    Either way, the flexibility is there.


    Also ... using decent paint helps tremendously.
    I've seen hardware (including trems) actually sink into a finish when cheap spraypaints were used.
    Well since im thinking about ordering the body from warmoth, im assuming that the quality is there already lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Boxer 9901 View Post
    Well since im thinking about ordering the body from warmoth, im assuming that the quality is there already lol
    A painted body? ... cool!
    As long as the trem is setup properly, I really wouldn't be too concerned about the trem damaging the finish. But just for peace of mind, you may want to just add an "L" bracket or something to block the trem from the backside to help prevent it from making contact with the surface on the top.
    Just a little added insurance with no alterations and/or protective covers required.

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    You could screw quarter to the front of the body to hold up the Floyd.


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    Dinos right.
    If your Floyd is set up right, it wont damage anything.
    It should just "touch" the body. even at dive and letgo
    If it "slaps" its not set up right.
    Plus, you'll hear the slap through your amp.
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    Guitars are meant to be played. Sometimes that playing makes small blemishes occur in the finish. "Player wear," or "user wear" it's most often called. If you want it to be perfect, even under moving parts, don't play it. If it really is a kickass guitar, then it should be played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    Guitars are meant to be played. Sometimes that playing makes small blemishes occur in the finish. "Player wear," or "user wear" it's most often called. If you want it to be perfect, even under moving parts, don't play it. If it really is a kickass guitar, then it should be played.
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