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Old 15th August 2006, 09:22 PM   #31
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I would be grateful too! As I don't really know all that much about the subject. Basically, I screw up, until I get it right. Just like everyone else...
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Old 16th August 2006, 03:49 AM   #32
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Is there anyone at your company that can make some instructions?

The problem with airbrush is that you need to have the good pressure, angle, paint, gun, temperature, etc. It's the same as spray finally...

(But, what always work is to put very little paint, wait for it to dry, put an other little, etc. You shouldn't try to cover all the surface if you miss a spot. Just do it next time.)
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Old 17th August 2006, 06:37 PM   #33
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Powder Coating is good... don't expect mirrors though.
How about this. This is powder coat.

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Also, if anyone is polishing aluminum give Blue Magic polish a try. It works great as a polish as well as a sealer. I polished a small amp I built over a year ago and it still looks like I just polished it. Great stuff. You can get BM at Wally World for under $5, IIRC.

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Old 17th August 2006, 06:41 PM   #34
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NICE!

I wonder is there is enough clear in that mix to support a light buffing?

BTW... what chemistry is that?

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Old 17th August 2006, 06:49 PM   #35
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Hey Poobah,

It's a polyester powder from Pendry Coatings. https://www.pendrypowdercoatings.com...ac707f99409990


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Old 13th November 2006, 03:03 AM   #36
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I went to the plating shop, to learn that I was sanding for nothing, the thing is zinc plated, so they would have to put in an acid bath anyways.

Final solution :
Krylon silver spray, it's not the same metal shade, but I don't want to spend $120 per piece. For the bottom side, I want to paint it to protect it, but it's used as a ground. Do you think I should just put tape on the areas where screws, solders, etc. are and not spray them?
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Old 13th November 2006, 06:30 AM   #37
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See if you can find Glatex 8, it is a 2 part paint wich cures to high gloss finish in about a day, can be used on metals as well as wood.

I'm currently using some clear glatex 8 on a meranti case... I have never seen such a smooth finish on wood... there is no grain left almost, and I'm only at the 2nd coat... (you need about 4)
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Old 6th July 2008, 02:27 AM   #38
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Finally, I've just used Krylon 1406 silver metallic spray paint

http://img395.imageshack.us/my.php?i...lon1406mx0.jpg

no sanding, just sprayed lightly many times. I washed the chassis using dishwashing soap and warm water between the layers. (I didn't wash it before taking the picture of the final layer, hence the little sparkles you see everywhere on the paint.)

Krylon released a newer metallic paint that is smoother and more reflective after I bought the spray can I used on the chassis.
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Old 6th July 2008, 08:36 AM   #39
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Finally, I've just used Krylon 1406 silver metallic spray paint

http://img395.imageshack.us/my.php?i...lon1406mx0.jpg

no sanding, just sprayed lightly many times. I washed the chassis using dishwashing soap and warm water between the layers. (I didn't wash it before taking the picture of the final layer, hence the little sparkles you see everywhere on the paint.)

Krylon released a newer metallic paint that is smoother and more reflective after I bought the spray can I used on the chassis.
was there a buried link to Pendry powdercoatings in your img link?
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