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Old 8th August 2013, 09:36 PM   #671
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One of the Apollo cabinets.

A couple more like this and they be not far off done.

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Old 8th August 2013, 09:52 PM   #672
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Oh, *shiny*, and not much optical "bending" either with your mirror finish.

Me likey!
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Old 8th August 2013, 09:55 PM   #673
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Whoa!!! Epic paint job!!!
Mind we ask what materials u used?

Paint and spray gun?
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Old 9th August 2013, 04:03 AM   #674
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Oh, *shiny*, and not much optical "bending" either with your mirror finish.

Me likey!
Cheers Scott They're gonna look and sound sweet when finished.
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Old 9th August 2013, 04:20 AM   #675
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Whoa!!! Epic paint job!!!
Mind we ask what materials u used?

Paint and spray gun?
Heya Gravedigger and thanks.

The paints used are standard acrylics type often used by automotive refinishers. If we're talking exact brands I believe the primer and clearcoat are both from Nexa Autocolour but I often use Upol too with good results. And the basecoat/colourcoat are mixed by a local small specialist supplier.

I use a few guns depending on what I'm spraying.

The primer goes on with a 1.8mm Airgunsa AZ3 HTE2 : Anest Iwata Europe - AIR GUNSA - GRAVITY SPRAY GUN AZ3 HTE2

For basecoats there's a 1.3mm Anest Iwata WS400 Evo : Anest Iwata Europe - SUPERNOVA - SUPERNOVA WS 400 EVO<br>EVOLVING INTELLIGENCE

And finally for clears I use a 1.4mm Anest Iwata W400WB : Anest Iwata Europe - CLASSIC plus - W400 WB CLASSIC plus
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Old 9th August 2013, 05:48 AM   #676
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Nice graphics..

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Coming along very nicely. I would have chosen the white or blue, but that's me. (And I didn't see any in person)

From your mirror finish pic, we see you- you're younger than I would have thought. Usually it's only the old dudes who take the time to do things to the level you have. "Mad props yo".
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Heya Gravedigger and thanks.

The paints used are standard acrylics type often used by automotive refinishers. If we're talking exact brands I believe the primer and clearcoat are both from Nexa Autocolour but I often use Upol too with good results. And the basecoat/colourcoat are mixed by a local small specialist supplier.

I use a few guns depending on what I'm spraying.

The primer goes on with a 1.8mm Airgunsa AZ3 HTE2 : Anest Iwata Europe - AIR GUNSA - GRAVITY SPRAY GUN AZ3 HTE2

For basecoats there's a 1.3mm Anest Iwata WS400 Evo : Anest Iwata Europe - SUPERNOVA - SUPERNOVA WS 400 EVO<br>EVOLVING INTELLIGENCE

And finally for clears I use a 1.4mm Anest Iwata W400WB : Anest Iwata Europe - CLASSIC plus - W400 WB CLASSIC plus

That some really nice gear! Eventually I will be replacing my cheapo Turbine HVLP.... some day lol

Acrylic eh? I was going to use urethane based paints for my next "experiments". I will never again use oil based paint :/ it never dries, terrible to clear coat.... but it's a fraction of the cost of the more expensive automotive stuff

I will see if they have these brands in the US.

Thanks, keep up the updates and excellent work!!!
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Coming along very nicely. I would have chosen the white or blue, but that's me. (And I didn't see any in person)

From your mirror finish pic, we see you- you're younger than I would have thought. Usually it's only the old dudes who take the time to do things to the level you have. "Mad props yo".
Not that young badman, 34 here.

Thanks though mate
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Not that young badman, 34 here.

Thanks though mate
I ain't old, and I'm 35...
I also figured you for an older fellow.

I pretty much only dream of finishes like yours.

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