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If you look at that last pic real quick, it almost looks like you dipped the outer part in chrome. The more I look at it like that the more I think chroming it would look hot.

Meh, I think chrome is only nice when it's used as accents. All chrome kind of makes me sick.
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I'm not a chrome person either. Black chrome on the other hand is really nice if used in moderation.

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Somebody on another forum asked how the mouse was cleared and polished, figured I'd post here as well:

I used Omni 2K Clearcoat. I dont have the exact numbers in front of me, but can get them if you want.

The polishing was done in multiple stages. First I wetsanded the clear with 400 grit, 600, 1000, 2000 in that order. After wetsanding, I used Meguiars Medium Cut (#M0116) to get rid of the sanding scratches. After using Meguiars, I moved on to Menzerna 106FA Super Finish Polish. Lastly, it was sealed with Do-Do Juice. All the polishing was done by hand with micro fiber cloths. The Do-Do juice is applied with your fingers, then buffed with a micro fiber.

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Polishing Compounds by ApertureV, on Flickr
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Do-Do Juice? Odd name. No, I'm not having those thoughts.
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9.0 Building the Balsa Core for the Pedestal

After the first failed attempt at the pedestal (bad primer) I decided to do it the way I should have done it to be stronger. I am building a balsa/bass wood core that will get a few layers of carbon on each side just like the case chassis posted earlier.

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First thing I did was cut out the bass wood sheets to size and glue them together. You can see on the right that I had to glue 3 sheets together to achieve the proper width.

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Top of the pedestal is glued on. Now its just waiting for carbon fiber.

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What the case looks like so far!

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Starting to show the shear size of the case. Sort of like a CaseLabs TH10.

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Somebody asked for some point of reference of scale to the size of the case. Thats 3/8 Cordless Drill motor in the case, which is easily dwarfed.

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Edited by motorsportcfd - 2/22/12 at 8:25pm
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Maaaaaannnn... The wait between updates is KILLING me. Just when I lose hope you post again. lol

Looking sweet, and that case is a MONSTER. thumb.gif
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Lovin' how light and spindly it looks. Can't wait to see what kind of framework you have for the inside.
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Forgot to leave this here this morning. wheee.gif
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Will you be painting the edges of the balsa core? If you touched them up black you wouldn't even be able to tell. Right now it looks a little strange close up.
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Originally Posted by NeighborhoodGeek View Post

Maaaaaannnn... The wait between updates is KILLING me. Just when I lose hope you post again. lol
Looking sweet, and that case is a MONSTER. thumb.gif

Thanks man! It's a lot of work and the logs take forever to put together which is why it takes me forever to post and update. I don't want to post trivial boring updates where not much is done.
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Will you be painting the edges of the balsa core? If you touched them up black you wouldn't even be able to tell. Right now it looks a little strange close up.

The edges will be dyed black. thumb.gif
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