Here you go: http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Luthier/Technique/Finish/CelebSig/c...
Never tried it myself, for the lack of a customer that wanted it done, but Frank Ford is the man: If he says it works, it works!
While I worked at the Godin guitar co.s head office my coworker Pat brought me a Satriani signed js100. Silver marker. I covered the signature with thin cyano, applied a little at a time with the dull side of an exacto blade, covering only the silver marker.
The end result after drying, sanding, wet-sanding and buffing was a raised finish on top of the signature. It looked fairly good.
Here's that article:
The job took a LONG time. This was the only one I did that way. I've shot lacquer over signatures on lacquered instruments, but on poly, I would expect to have no decent adhesion unless I did it by scuffing and using shellac as a bonding/sealing agent.
On this kind of job, I can only charge by the hour, so it's unlikely I'll do very many.
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