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Hey all,

So, here I go again with another paint job. Hopefully this one turns out as well as my last one did. Stick with me and hopefully I will have this done before tuesday of next week. As I need the laptop back for college =p.

Taken Apart

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Top panel removed nicely and all accessories detached

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My laptop once I slapped on some cardboard to protect the back.

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Ready for sanding

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Sanding....... 120grit

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And more sanding......320 grit

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Ready for Paint

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Just slapped on my first coat of gloss black.... hopefully I'll have a pic or two ready before I have to go to work. If you are wondering what the paint design will be, check out my mod in progress. It's going to be the same design as the side panel window.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1133559/double-dragon-case-mod-reverse-double-atx

Enjoy!!
Edited by Dalchi Frusche - 1/6/12 at 5:42am
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Sorry I didn't get these posted before work last night. Here is the updated pics.

After the first couple coats of black.... going to need to get sanded down today

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Stencil for design..... half way cut out.

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There finally finished..... my hand is killing me from the xacto blade

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So after I hit the gym I'll check on the black paint to see if it's ready to be sanded yet. Hoping I don't have to wait another day. Have to try and get this done by Tues. But I guess if I don't get the clear coat on by Tues it won't be that big of a deal since it's the first day of Spring classes.
Edited by Dalchi Frusche - 1/6/12 at 5:40am
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So, after sanding the black paint and adding another coat.... I realized that I didn't go high enough in grit for the sandpaper and the scratches are obvious *face palm* doh.gif Looks like it's going to be delayed another day. Hopefully I won't need my laptop for those first couple days of school. rolleyes.gif
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"Much good work is lost for lack of a little more." biggrin.gif

Gogo... get to sanding. I'd like to see the finished product. thumb.gif
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Double Dragon! Heck yea!

Hope this comes out looking awesome, can't wait to see the final result.
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Im unsure where your project is heading but I know where your stencil work is heading if you intend to use your stencil for spray work.
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it woudl be better to use low tack tape and tape off what you don't want painted, Stencles and spraying paint don't work...That is why in Autobody we use Tape for fancy paint/Two tone job's. you can get it at hope depot in different width's, thiner is better for getting the detail, and then use the standerd 2inch tape to cover the rest of it. Painter's tape is Blue, it has low tack meaning the sticky tape won't peal off any paint or leave any residue.

Also to get a nice glossy mirror finish, you would sand it down to a medium grit, then shoot a layer of pain, and then use your High grit paper to sand that, it will fill in imperfections. Do this with two coats.

Meaning, sand with a medium grit, spray, sand paint with a higher grit, the shoot another coat, and sand with the highest grit you plan to use. then the last)3rd coat you just shoot and leave. then you can pain on your decal and have a perfect pain job, black is hard to work with it WILL show EVERY imperfection in your prep work. When painting prep is everthing;)

LOL spell check keeps changing paint to pain lolol
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it woudl be better to use low tack tape and tape off what you don't want painted, Stencles and spraying paint don't work...That is why in Autobody we use Tape for fancy paint/Two tone job's. you can get it at hope depot in different width's, thiner is better for getting the detail, and then use the standerd 2inch tape to cover the rest of it. Painter's tape is Blue, it has low tack meaning the sticky tape won't peal off any paint or leave any residue.

Couldnt have said it better myself, but a great trick is to you use auto motive tint. Cut your design out and lay it over your surface using detergent water and a squidgy. Let the water dry, the do your spray work . Peeling the stencils of as you go.
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Couldnt have said it better myself, but a great trick is to you use auto motive tint. Cut your design out and lay it over your surface using detergent water and a squidgy. Let the water dry, the do your spray work . Peeling the stencils of as you go.

I was unwilling to give away a profession method:) lol. I have to keep some stuff to myself... Its what pays the bills lol:)
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