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Alright, I need a little bit of help.

While modding my SMH10 I slipped with my file and scratched the powder coating on the main divider plate just to the right of the reservoir sad-smiley-002.gif:



What are my options to correct this? Is it pretty much just getting it recoated? I would prefer not to have to do that due to the size of the scratch, anyone have any suggestions?

Sorry to hear that frown.gif Powder finishes are difficult to touch up because of the embedded texture. Actually, sharpies can work minor miracles if the area is small enough. There's a trick to it though. Don't simply "draw" over the scratch - that will be painfully obvious. Instead, just use the top and and make a series of dots over it, gently blotting with tissue as you go to knock down the sheen. It may take a few passes to build up the color and make it "black", but the results are often pretty passable , especially for an interior panel that won't get close inspection. The next step would be to do the same with a low gloss black and a very fine brush.

Hope you get it worked out thumb.gif
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I've got the itch and I'm still in the waiting period..........

I don't remember last time being so hard, lol
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Don't mind the mess. 2nd day messing around with the d3300.
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Originally Posted by Kranik View Post

Alright, I need a little bit of help.

While modding my SMH10 I slipped with my file and scratched the powder coating on the main divider plate just to the right of the reservoir sad-smiley-002.gif:



What are my options to correct this? Is it pretty much just getting it recoated? I would prefer not to have to do that due to the size of the scratch, anyone have any suggestions?

I've tried the Sharpie method on the same panel (see your not the only one! doh.gif), don't do it, it does have a bluish tint to it. I'm going to try Testors Flat Black model paint!

If that doesn't work I'll get a new divider panel!!
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I've got the itch and I'm still in the waiting period..........

I don't remember last time being so hard, lol

(holds your Shoulder) I know the Feeling Bro. coolsmiley.png

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I've tried the Sharpie method on the same panel (see your not the only one! doh.gif), don't do it, it does have a bluish tint to it. I'm going to try Testors Flat Black model paint!

If that doesn't work I'll get a new divider panel!!

+Rep to everyone for posting a reply! Love this community!

I was about to try the Sharpie thing too! I wonder if one of their paint pens would do a better job/be truly black as was suggested by UnicornHunter?

It's funny too because I had frog tape on it like Maverick said but took it off to see how close to flush it was. Lo and behold right afterwards the file caught, I pulled up and had started a downward motion and it scratched the panel.

In happier news, even though the silver of the aluminum creates the illusion that the cut out isn't flush, it is! I'm pretty proud of myself. smile.gif I like the look much better than the two separate cable routing holes (nudge nudge Jim).
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Happy new year everybody!!!
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Originally Posted by Kranik View Post

Alright, I need a little bit of help.

While modding my SMH10 I slipped with my file and scratched the powder coating on the main divider plate just to the right of the reservoir sad-smiley-002.gif:



What are my options to correct this? Is it pretty much just getting it recoated? I would prefer not to have to do that due to the size of the scratch, anyone have any suggestions?

Well I know there has been a number of suggestions here, but shoot us an email and we can offer you some touch up paint (I think this slipped Case Labs's mind tongue.gif ) There is a trick to doing it right though, and no matter what, when fixing a large area it will never be perfect. For small chips it works insanely well. If done right it can't even be seen unless a bright light is shinned on it.
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Happy new year everybody!!!

Happy New Year!
Edited by Kevin_CL - 12/31/14 at 3:39pm
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Gray Son phase 1 complete! wheee.gif





More pics in my build log: http://www.overclock.net/t/1523897/build-log-project-gray-son-sma8
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I've got the itch and I'm still in the waiting period..........

I don't remember last time being so hard, lol
Make the build log early tongue.gif
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