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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Jetster, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    start with a coarse grit. something higher than 320 or 320. then go to 800. then finish it off with polishing.

    dont you have a dremel or something like that? it would be a lot better and easier :p

    or just go with the metal foil way :D
     
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    I have a power sander but I don't have any sand paper. Ill get some tomorrow. I did all this with one small piece 220 wet n dry. I will work all the way up to 2000. Then polish. Im just not sure what to do after its polished. I like the idea of a lady painted but I cant paint like that. Maybe a racing stripe
     
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    You got to have some kinda of college near by with a young artist looking for an easy $20 bucks or something. I have artsy friends who just would love it if I asked them to paint something.
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    you can always make the discs. i make them myself.

    cut them out and reinforce with cellotape or maskign tape :D
     
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    I don't understand :confused:
     
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    If you can find a pic you like (lady, bomber art, etc...) you may be able to have someone make it up as a decal of some sort.... some of the decals I've seen are very high quality but don't know where to go to get one.
     
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    sanding discs can be made from normal sand paper sheet. its a good idea to do some criss-crosses with tape to prevent it from disintegrating at high rpms
     
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    30 min of power sanding. That's some tough paint. Ya maybe I can print a decal

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    okay I'm exhausted

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    Sanded to 320 grit. I polished a spot to see what it looks like

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    its gonna be a long day ^_^
     
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    Well 1500 grit sanding done. It wont be long now

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    that's going to end up looking sweet man! :toast:
     
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    shouldnt it be shinier for 1500grit?

    have you thought about getting it nickel plated?
     
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    I spent about 60 min at each grit up to this point. ill look into the Plateing. im taking it over to a friends ion Tuesday who has a bench buffer
     
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    Ok here it is

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    Dang, that turned out great:toast:
     
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    Agreed- very nice! :respect:
     
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    Very tasteful mod for the front of your case.


    It actually made me want to try it out myself to see if i could replicate your results on a similar case as it looks fantastic. :toast:
     
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    i figure i put 6 hour into it sanding. 30 min on a bench buffer then Mothers Mag Polish

    Its like lapping your case
     
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    :toast:Great Job Jester !:toast:
    That's similar to what I did for 32 yrs. 6 hrs not too bad either:respect:
    We'd get an order for few hundred pcs. like that alum and stainless, would end up about 1-2 hrs ea depending on what grade of matrial. Obviously we have vast array of power tools, but again, fantastic job:respect:.

    Iminage a cast pc of super hard steel that had to be polished like that for an[insert military jet] landing gear part, absoloutly NO machine/scratch/mark ect to .0005[yea 1/2 thousandth of in.] machined edges with radius callout's to +/- .003,Took 12-16 hrs totaly PITA, but we never had a failure, considering it's tempiture would go from sub-zero to 100+ very quickly,where'as other companies had failed and multi-million dollar aircraft damaged.....it was always 1 of my favorite parts to work. Me and my mentior/godfather was the only people allowed to touch them, and the [dod] contractor for them were estatic. I've said too much since it's a ntnal s3cur1ti issue, I'd love to share pictures but but anyway from a senior cosmetic engineer, you have done a fantastic job :toast: :respect:
     
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    Looks awesome! Puts the rest of the case to shame.
     
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