1 Robbie Collins 5 months ago I need to replicate a Hofner "treble clef" headstock plate. It's made out of clear plastic, with artwork airbrushed in gold from rear and then the rear is painted black. The effect is shiney black plastic with gold lettering. I thought I'd get some 1/8" acrylic from Home Despot, put a decal on the rear, and paint the rear black. I searched and found RC guys painting clear plexi/lexan/polycarbonate with a special polycarbonate paint. They mention that if painting over a light color that it has to be first covered with silver paint to make it opaque. I'm guessing I'd need to do this over the back of the gold HOFNER decal before painting it black. Sounds tedious and a good way to make it look unprofessional as I'd have to handpaint it. Then again, I could make the stroke around the letters black and wide. Anyone done this that can offer me some tips? Much appreciated!