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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:)

Okay the rules of perfect finishes,

Read from here, just dont bake it like I did.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1148869/project-sil3nt-bender-made-for-28-50-including-rewire-15-in-wasted-material-to-test/30
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Okay the rules of perfect finishes,
Read from here, just dont bake it like I did.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1148869/project-sil3nt-bender-made-for-28-50-including-rewire-15-in-wasted-material-to-test/30

I followed that build:) epic work sir:)
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I followed that build:) epic work sir:)

Build is nowhere near complete just finished making my own acrylic bender.

I normaly spray with 2pacs out of a gun. Its not hard to spray with spray pacs following the right rules.
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Definitely watching. thumb.gif

Thanks




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.
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Thanks
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.

I turn the can upside down, let the ball drop. Then rotate the can letting the ball run around the outside of then tilt the can so the ball runs up and down the outside the can.

What does a spray pack contain?
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I turn the can upside down, let the ball drop. Then rotate the can letting the ball run around the outside of then tilt the can so the ball runs up and down the outside the can.
What does a spray pack contain?

I might have to try that next time, a little of both couldn't hurt. And I'm hoping for a very nice finish of the design.

This may be a stupid question but I have to ask.... what are you referring to when you say "spray pack"?
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Spray pac? Paint you buy in a aerosol can.
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Spray pac? Paint you buy in a aerosol can.

You're asking what the bundle of aerosol cans I'm using for this paint job right? Just the gloss black, sunfire red, and clear coat. Will post in a few minutes a mockup of what the laptop will look like.
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So as promised, this is the design that will be on the top cover of my laptop.

doubledragon.jpg
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