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yeah its already on the way to me, but thanks for the info
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yeah its already on the way to me, but thanks for the info
No problem!

A good tip with that fiberglass filler : If you will take an old knife or something (body shops use 'cheese graters' -literally just a file shaped cheese grater) and even out the filler when it's semi-cured it will save some time sanding. When you spread it you'll most likely end up with humps and/or ridges in the filler, just level them off when the filler is half-cured (somewhat spongey to the touch, but firming up). This takes alot of time off sanding these down by hand.
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This takes alot of time off sanding these down by hand.
Hand nothing! I planned to make quick work of the first part by using my Mouse Sander

then as I got closer to correct look I would switch to hand so as to not marr the bezel and create more work

thanks for the tips tho
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Hand nothing! I planned to make quick work of the first part by using my Mouse Sander

then as I got closer to correct look I would switch to hand so as to not marr the bezel and create more work

thanks for the tips tho
Sounds like you got it down man! I'm looking forward to seeing the build log
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Whats your reason for saying he should remove the anodising first?
I'd rather know that I'm painting on the cases metal rather than a coating. Also it will rid of the ridges caused by brushed anodized aluminum and give you a nice smooth surface. Sand it lightly so the primer adhere's and away you go. It might be overkill but if you are going to do it why not do it the best you possibly can?
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I can understand someone sanding / polishing a panel to a mirror finish before painting to remove the brushing lines from it but theres no reason to remove the anodising dye at all.

As already stated in this thread, anodising actually helps the paint adhere to the surface in a similar manner to how an etch primer does.
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post #48 of 52
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this project has officially started
Jessie's Gumdrop
In case anyone was interested
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I can understand someone sanding / polishing a panel to a mirror finish before painting to remove the brushing lines from it but theres no reason to remove the anodising dye at all.

As already stated in this thread, anodising actually helps the paint adhere to the surface in a similar manner to how an etch primer does.
Anodising is an electro cehemical process like plating and removing it would be a waste of time...
Clean and prep properly and prime with a self etching primer first and your good to go.
So yes, I agree with you
    
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Is there Canadian Tire in the US..? Don't think there is... But anyways automotive paint is great even though pricey, if you use a spray gun you get amazing quality.

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