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post #11 of 12
This thread is killin me lol.

Painting is a very simple process in theory. Theory is about as far as one can go as far as tutelage on a message board. Ergo, this should be simple to explain and understand.

Here I go. Wish me luck.

Paint needs to bond to what you are applying it too. The more precautions you take, the better it will bond.

What can I do to make sure my paint bonds well?
  • Sand the surface you are painting. The roughness created by the sandpaper will help give the project "teeth". In essence, more jagged edges for the paint to grab on to. Kind of like those black strips on stairs. They're rough, and they help you stick to the step instead of slipping.

  • Prime properly. Paint will stick to anything. It's sticky. Tape "sticks". How well it actually adheres to the surface, creating a more permanent bond, that's different. Automotive paint "adheres". Primer has chemical properties that help it adhere, rather than just stick to metal. Paint does not have these. Ever see a car or a house with peeling paint? That is a problem with adhesion, and not something you want in your case.

There. That's enough for now.

Maybe someone else wants to pick up on the finer points of actually painting?
post #12 of 12
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I do indeed have a "Scuff Pad" I intend to use on the grey-painted metal interior. I will then paint it with some Primer and Black paint. Im going to add a little red "Biohazard" symbol on the portion of the drive-cage that you can see through my window.

Should be 1337.
    
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