i decided to paint the bezel after all but after talking to my resident paint expert i was told that it would be nearly impossible to paint it the edges the way i want to with out overspray or TONS of work masking. i thought that both of those sounded like a bad day so i decided instead to fill the channels and make both of the tasks at hand easy and hopefully look really neat too
last night before bed i took all the grills back out the bezel after my controller stealth project and then took it with me to work
that's one of the slots im going to fill.
i thought it was a cool picture, so i took it
weapon of choice. i would have preferred something a bit better but it was free so i cant complain. just enough left in the can for this project but not enough for any thing we do at work.
just slop it in and smush it around with the plastic thingy making sure you get as many of the bubbles out as you can.
all filled in. now i just need to wait for it to set. i decided to go easy on the hardener because i wanted some time to actually be able to work with it and make sure it was doing what i wanted it to. but i did use enough to make sure it hardened. i was kinda worried i didn't use enough.
it didn't set up enough for me to be comfortable enough to start cleaning it up at work so i threw it in the back of my car to deal with when i got home
one side mostly cleaned up
and the other.
i didn't do as well as i had hoped filling in the slots and i got some pitting and a couple little bubbles here and their but that's no big deal. i still have a little filler left at work so ill just fill them in tomorrow and sand again. then prime once or twice (depends on how it comes out) and then 3 or 4 coats of paint then taping and some more paint only in yellow this time
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