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post #31 of 56 Old 01-06-2012, 12:33 PM - Thread Starter
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So here's after the second coat of black...... still couldn't quite get rid of the dimples in the paint. If I didn't need my laptop for school I would just scratch it and sand it down again. Not sure what happened.

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Still looks pretty good minus those dimples...

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But that's enough for today.... letting it dry. Time to fire up the BBQ for some burgers and hot dogs

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As for shaking the can, I always make a good practice of it. As for old paint, it's not too old maybe a month or two tops. I would never be caught dead using year old paint. I shook the can for as long as my arm would allow, then I switched arms. But before that, since the paint was stored in a cold basement, I warmed it up in hot water. The mist was so fine I couldn't even see it.

lol, 2 mo old isn't "old" paint lol, I was thinking like realy old paint! lol. that paint should day down fine on a finished sanded product:)

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You can use cheap pain for stuff like this...if you have too, but old pain is a no go. old pain gets funky! Dura Coat isn't too bad. I have seen some decent results from it. Here is how I use a rattle can:
1 Shake the crap out of it.
2 shake some more.
3 have a friend shake some while you drink a beer.
4 give your friend a beer and you shake it some more.
5 let the can settle for about a min after shaking the crap out of it.
6 lay down a very very very light coat of paint, so light you can almost see though it, i mean LIGHT. after it sits for about 15 min, hit it with another LIGHT coat of paint, just as light as the first coat. after about 15 min of sitting check the paint, don't touch it, just look. If you have a nice cover then let it sit untill its dry as can be. Once it is PERCETLY dry move on to step7
7 Sand down with a slightly higher grit paper.
8. Repeat step 6. now you have two full coats of paint.
9. sand it down with your the next grit.
10 time for the 3rd coat of paint, repeat step 6.
11. this is the fun part, look at the finish once its dry, dose it have the look you want? if not you can use some Emery cloth to give it a shine but you will need another coat of paint(might be overkill for this project)
Then we can move on to how to lay down your art work:)
EDIT: forgot to add, use a damp lint free cloth to clean the sanding dust off before you spray.... its been a long morning lol

So quick question, when sanding between coats, would it be better to wet sand?
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So quick question, when sanding between coats, would it be better to wet sand?

Depends. What kind of finish do you want? If you want it to look like wet sanding will give you a smooth as glass finish. Not wet sanding will give you more adheasion between coats, its a give and take. I only wet sand the last coat or two. Here is a pro tip... mix a tiny tiny amount of dish soap into a water bottle for your wet sanding. not enough to suds up, but a little. once you have sanded with the soapy water be sure to rinse the soapy water off. It will mess up the next coat.

You may also find that you need more than 2-3 coats. depends on how deep the scratch's are in the plastic. or you could use a "high build" primer as a base. and eliminate all the sanding of the each coat. Then you will just have to wet sand the last coat or two pending on what finish your going for.

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So plan for tomorrow is masking off the top with painters tape and get the stencil traced and cut out so I can hit it with red biggrin.gif Soooo excited..... just hoping the tape doesn't peel up the shiny top part of the paint like it did my last build.

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Picture Update!!!

So after extensive hours of waiting the final black coat is dry.... time to get the stencils out.

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Red paint in warm bath...... Check
Stencils out... Check
Movie paused on the TV.... Check
Ex-acto knife..... Check
Painters Tape...... Check


Time to mask off the area and get the stencils applied... more updates in a couple hours
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