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Well guys here's the deal. I wanted the green Apevia X-Navigator Aluminum case but they discontinued it and didn't care any of the green faceplates in their warehouse. So I decided to take the black one that I had an extra of and paint it lime green.

Here's the stock photo of my case



Here's what I'm painting



I also know, the name for my project sucks but I got nothing right now until I can get someone to work on my acrylic for me and put a dragon on it with a pentagram and then I'll name it Project: Dragon Of Heaven. Sounds much better IMO but again, waiting for said window mod first. Also, I don't have a shop or an area so I'm doing this outside tonight with all the mosquitoes and lightening bugs. Yeah baby!

Check out the pics of the tools we're to be using for this wonderful job at hand.





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The Lint free cloth, the masking tape, the sanding block from Wal-Mart.

The Spraypaint was a mixture of Home Depot and Lowes. The Rustoleum High Gloss Clear Coat and Primer were from Lowes and the other two were from Home Depot.

The Imperial Wet or Dry Multi Pack of sandpaper was at K-Mart and the 2000 Grit was from Wal-Mart.

For the finishers, I've got Mother's Seal and Glaze from Pep Boys and Turtle Wax Polishing Compound from Wal-Mart.
Day 1: Started at 8pm (I know a little late in the day right but I've got all night). I forgot to take a picture of the pieces fully masked and sanded but here's some pictures of the first coat of primer.



This next one is after the first wetsanding. If you can tell, apparently, I didn't coat the middle evenly with the rest of it so it's time to re-apply that coat of primer this time more evenly all over.



I just got done applying the second coat of primer and am now waiting for it to dry.
Edited by KamuiRSX - 6/24/08 at 10:33pm
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Update #1: 2nd coat of primer and 2nd wetsanding

Update #2: 3rd coat of primer and 3rd wetsanding

Update #3: Some color finally gets added



Edited by KamuiRSX - 6/25/08 at 1:45pm
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reserved for final pics of finished products and how it looks on the case
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Dude, where'd you buy all that.

Nice beginning anyways.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
Dude, where'd you buy all that.

Nice beginning anyways.
The Lint free cloth, the masking tape, the sanding block from Wal-Mart.

The Spraypaint was a mixture of Home Depot and Lowes. The Rustoleum High Gloss Clear Coat and Primer were from Lowes and the other two were from Home Depot.

The Imperial Wet or Dry Multi Pack of sandpaper was at K-Mart and the 2000 Grit was from Wal-Mart.

For the finishers, I've got Mother's Seal and Glaze from Pep Boys and Turtle Wax Polishing Compound from Wal-Mart.
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post #6 of 16
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Okay here's the 2nd coat of Primer when dry.



And here's the 2nd time of Wetsanding. It's looking alot better and more even except when I messed up on the bottom of one of the other pieces so it will have 2 more times of wetsanding while the other only has 1 more.



In another 30 minutes I'll go back for primer coat number 3
Edited by KamuiRSX - 6/24/08 at 8:23pm
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post #7 of 16
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Update #2

This is the third coat of primer. It's almost perfect and extremely smooth but it looks like there will be one more after this one to make it look completely even.



This is after the 3rd wetsanding. It's not bad. There's only 1 blemish on each of the pieces which will be fixed with another coat of primer and the extremely fine grand wetsanding this time. Then it's time for color.

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Next Update:

Just added a layer of color. Not too bad but I had to get the spraypaint replaced because it kept shooting out droplets sometimes as you can tell by the pics.

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post #9 of 16
Nice.
I need to go find a Walmart near me so I can get some high grit sandpaper...
    
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post #10 of 16
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Try auto places too. I wasn't able to find the at AutoZone, O'Reilley's Auto Parts, or another one that I can't think of its name right now but I did find them at Pep Boys but they are cheaper at Wal-Mart and K-Mart.
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