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5/18/1999 12:17 PM
Mike O
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shielding
Would metalic paint or gold leaf paint make for good shielding in a guitar cavity?
 
5/18/1999 2:08 PM
Joe Fuzz
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Would metalic paint or gold leaf paint make for good shielding in a guitar cavity?  
 
In theory, yes: excellent. In practice, you need to have some pretty stout ventilation. Have you read the side of one of these jars of metallic paint? I believe there are brain damage issues involved here.  
 
If you've got a suitable workarea, then there's an FAQ on this at harmony central:  
 
http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Faqs/faq/faq.shielding.txt  
 
I you want to take a look at the copper tape option, there's a site with pictures here:  
 
http://www.lanepoor.com/shield1.html  
 
Hope this helps!
 
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