Originally Posted by Jixr
am I the only one who dislikes CF vinyl, its a sticker... thats it. color me impressed when someone makes a full CF case.
( i guess i dislike it because i've worked with CF, Fiberglass, and similar materials )
to me its like putting a wood laminate flooring tile on a keyboard case and telling everyone its just as real as nubbs work.
I agree, though the 3M automotive-grade vinyl looks much better, and is of better quality. However, for the purpose of a keyboard, it would be much harder to work with in those smaller crevices.
HOWEVER, I am very glad I went with Satin Black over Flat Black. That small amount of 'glisten' it has to it is a very nice touch. I did about 3-4 medium to light coats and fortunately didn't trap any (or very very little) in the paint. Surprising that I was able to achieve this outside; it's about 60 F here, dry, and mild winds.
Also, thanks again for the steps Jixr. How long do you usually let yours cure/set? Also, have any of yours experienced any fading? I don't feel the need to add a clear coat, yet, though I want to do that last if anything, but I will let it sit for 2 or 3 days before I make any final decisions.
I'm very surprised how well this picture turned out. HDR FTW.