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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:48 pm
by dirtedug
from stripping the case down cutting the hole then painting ,reassemble maybe 2 hours total

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:07 pm
by dirtedug
i posted an answer don't know where it is though but it took about 2 hours from the time i pulled it outta the box till i was admiring it done :D

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:38 am
by len444
joeyscales wrote:About how long does it take for you to do this? From start to finish.

and might i add- what are you doing for initial surface prep, as some of it is plastic (sand surface, and wipe down w/ some kind of solvent?)? i'm sure that a custom auto finish quality paint job takes some time to do (prep is 90+% of the job)!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 8:04 am
by dirtedug
the metal pieces get sanded with 800 grit paper carefully as not to break through the original finish the plastic pieces get abraded with a synthentic "scotch brite" pad then sprayed with a special plastic adhesion promotor then its right into paint :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:50 pm
by len444
thanks for the info!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:46 pm
by White Raven
This looks really nice. I have a friend that does automotive paint and restoration and I have the exact case and was thinking of having him paint it. This is an incentive. Great job!