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Updates!!

cg
You got it!

My friends rubbing compound and polishing compound arrived from Amazon:


Went to work on the top of the case, which is the closest to being done:



Is it shiny?? Well, let's just say my little camel friend can see his reflection in it!



It's wayyyyyy to windy in NYC to paint anything today... so the rest of the case will have to wait for another day.
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You got it!

My friends rubbing compound and polishing compound arrived from Amazon:

It's wayyyyyy to windy in NYC to paint anything today... so the rest of the case will have to wait for another day.
dont use that polish on your car EVER!!!!!!!!! i use to work for turtle wax and man thier products are crap!!! whenever we detailed lambo's , bently's, ferrari's we would use all 3M products just a little fyi cant wait to see these pink hearts
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dont use that polish on your car EVER!!!!!!!!! i use to work for turtle wax and man thier products are crap!!! whenever we detailed lambo's , bently's, ferrari's we would use all 3M products just a little fyi cant wait to see these pink hearts
Haha, will do. When I am polishing my lambo (or having someone do it for me, seeing as I'll surely be a busy man then) will steer away from turtle wax!

Worked great on the case though! Now just waiting for my "deep crystal polish" bottle to arrive so I can give it that shiny mirror finish. I'm pretty much doing Lambent D7's guide by the book so if anyone wants to replicate my results (so far good) check out his guide.
Edited by NoodleGTS - 2/24/09 at 2:05pm
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Nice dude! Can't wait to see it after the next step. Thanks for the guide, I'm going to check it out.

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very cool! very nice effort, i'm sure she will love it when it's done. looking forward to seeing the final product.
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Haha, will do. When I am polishing my lambo (or having someone do it for me, seeing as I'll surely be a busy man then) will steer away from turtle wax!

Worked great on the case though! Now just waiting for my "deep crystal polish" bottle to arrive so I can give it that shiny mirror finish. I'm pretty much doing Lambent D7's guide by the book so if anyone wants to replicate my results (so far good) check out his guide.
Gooood Looking...

.. Hehe thanks for crediting me. Raffy : for NoodleGTS's case as well as mine the TW polishing compound works awesome. Dont believe me check out blue light and see for your self . I'll make sure not to use Tw on my Porsche though..
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Gooood Looking...

.. Hehe thanks for crediting me. Raffy : for NoodleGTS's case as well as mine the TW polishing compound works awesome. Dont believe me check out blue light and see for your self . I'll make sure not to use Tw on my Porsche though..
Thanks!
Btw it will look even better when I get that crystal polish in... should be here tomorrow.

In the meantime, I have some epic fail pictures... it's not all great in this build! So while painting the mesh i kept getting paint stuck inside the holes. For some of them it was easy just to poke with a pin, but the majority ended up looking like poop. Here's a pic of the majority of the case's mesh marinating in paint thinner....


I used a toothbrush to scrape the paint off and once the stuff in the holes dissolves, I will have to start from scratch.... sand, prime, paint...


Now just to end on a positive note, here's a mockup of what it will look like when the front panel is done... the front panel is NOT done as it still needs another coat of paint, a clear coat, and some polishing... but you get the idea. Red 120mm led will go in that bottom spot under the above mentioned mesh.
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Oooh. Very shiny. Cant wait to see the finished results.
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Thanks!
Btw it will look even better when I get that crystal polish in... should be here tomorrow.

In the meantime, I have some epic fail pictures... it's not all great in this build! So while painting the mesh i kept getting paint stuck inside the holes. For some of them it was easy just to poke with a pin, but the majority ended up looking like poop. Here's a pic of the majority of the case's mesh marinating in paint thinner....


I used a toothbrush to scrape the paint off and once the stuff in the holes dissolves, I will have to start from scratch.... sand, prime, paint...

Ohhh nooo's

That's strange that paint got stuck in the holes , mine didnt, that shouldnt have happened.. How did you spray it ? Even using cans it shouldnt have gotten clogged. Too close maybe ? Let me know and I'll help ya so it doesnt happen next time.

EDIT : Acetone or paint stripper will work fast too
Edited by Lambent Darkness 7 - 2/24/09 at 8:59pm
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Ohhh nooo's

That's strange that paint got stuck in the holes , mine didnt, that shouldnt have happened.. How did you spray it ? Even using cans it shouldnt have gotten clogged. Too close maybe ? Let me know and I'll help ya so it doesnt happen next time.

EDIT : Acetone or paint stripper will work fast too
maybe it dried resting on a flat surface? looks like it would be good to wipe the excess off after spraying it, then prop it up so the holes aren't touching anything while it dries. good luck with the second attempt!
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