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    Can anyone tell me how to shield a guitar cavity myself?? I've heard of people using aluminium foil, and others using graphite paint....Can someone explain???
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    http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/shield3.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Mcpherson
    Can anyone tell me how to shield a guitar cavity myself?? I've heard of people using aluminium foil, and others using graphite paint....Can someone explain???
    Personally: I simply paint the entire cavity with silver-bearing automotive paint (used for ex. to repair window defrosters) and hook the resulting shield up to ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerberus
    Personally: I simply paint the entire cavity with silver-bearing automotive paint (used for ex. to repair window defrosters) and hook the resulting shield up to ground.
    Good idea!

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    Brilliant! So how do you hook it up to the ground wire, say if i'm using aluminium foil or the automative paint, how would i do it?? lol, just so i know :-D. Thank you for your help!

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    Default Re: Guitar shielding...

    you have to solder it to the shielding (which can be tricky or almost impossible with aluminium foil). then you take that wire and connect to the back of the pot that has the ground wire solder to it.

    If you don't use paint (either graphite or the silver-bearing) i would get the copper self-adhesive from stew-mac. it works like a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbking1021
    If you don't use paint (either graphite or the silver-bearing) i would get the copper self-adhesive from stew-mac. it works like a charm.
    Yes, but it's reaslly tricky to fit and the adhesive doesn't stick very well. I've seen it part company with the cavity wall and cause a short, especially when done by and amateur.

    The silver bearing paint is very expensive.

    Honestly Alex, I offered to supply you with some graphite and the formula for mixing the paint for little more than the cost of postage, what more can I do?
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    bump to kill the polls.

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