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Wed. I will setup to shoot some video,that should help more than just pics.
    
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This is amazing! I wonder how many people are going to read this thread and try to paint their case before they realize they dont have the skill and gifting that Fannblade has? I need to enter the case giveaway after seeing all that has gone into this!
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wow, i do HVLP paint for a living, and i must say from the pics that looks close to the same finish, and a little less work involved. good job man. looks sweet and the steps are easy/clear enough a lot can learn from it.
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This is amazing! I wonder how many people are going to read this thread and try to paint their case before they realize they dont have the skill and gifting that Fannblade has? I need to enter the case giveaway after seeing all that has gone into this!
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wow, i do HVLP paint for a living, and i must say from the pics that looks close to the same finish, and a little less work involved. good job man. looks sweet and the steps are easy/clear enough a lot can learn from it.
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Day 2

First we need smooth out the primer filler we sprayed yesterday. Take some 400grit and some water and wet sand everything smooth, don't worry to much about going through the primer as will prime it again later. Main thing is to get it smooth.

Wet sanding in progress

Here you can see how smooth it is.



If your case has a smooth finish this where you will need to start. This is all I will use until final coat of clear.


Now take your scuff pad and thoroughly scratch the surface.

Here you can see the scuffed surface.

Now wipe down with wax and grease remover.

Once it's dry take your tack rag and go over all surfaces. Make sure you wipe lightly so you don't transfer any of the sticky stuff on to the surface.

Just a tack'in

Top of case sanded

Now it's time to spray the non-sanding primer sealer.

Here is the first coat sprayed lightly.

This is the second and final coat. All we want to do is give the paint an even surface.

All done now let dry about 30 min.

Once dry we need to tack everything again.

Ahh finally time for some color. Here I will use black. First coat shown here.

Now for last 2 coats. I laid a double wet coat here by spraying one medium coat followed by another coat sprayed 90 deg. from the other.

Once it has dried 30 min. I'll sprayed a double wet coat of clear.

Here are some shots couple hours later.



Whew looks like a mirror.





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best rattle can job i have ever seen! is it pretty sscratch proof?
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Yes, but won't be nearly as tough as a 2 part auto clear.
    
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Yes, but won't be nearly as tough as a 2 part auto clear.
very true but not comparable lol $20 krylon job vs $80 this is as good as it gets
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If you are doing black or white you could use the rattle can appliance epoxy and that stuff dries very hard, especially if you can bake it, but you would have to remove all the plastic.
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actuly i dont know the melting point of plastic, but paint can be baked for 1hr at 140*F. so if plastic is there you could do like 100 for 1.3 hrs.
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