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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby oldangelmidnight » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:25 pm

cloudscapes wrote:build again.

cloudscapes wrote:build again.

cloudscapes wrote:build again.
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby UglyCasanova » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:43 am

cloudscapes wrote:do you apply anything extra between the decal and the painted enclosure? or is just the wet glue that comes with the decal enough?

yer kind of giving me an itch to build again.

Making you build again was my mission all along. :cool: :lol:

The layers go: white base coats, acrylics, lacquer, water decay (lacquered to seal print because I'm using laserjet water decals on an inkjet printer), resin. I think the resin stays clear forever and since it doesn't let oxygen near the lacquered parts, my theory is that whites won't turn yellow over time. If you leave it in the sun for months, then maaaybe. I'll definitely let you know if I see it happening on my RM-1N though. :)*
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby UglyCasanova » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:56 am

On the first TAFM finish I did, I got the resin mixture wrong, so it was perpentually sticky. It was pretty gross, so I made a new enclosure:

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Drilled the holes by hand by just looking at the old TAFM, so the knobs and toggles are a bit off. It also made some of the hardened resin bits that came off during the drilling stick between the resin and the paint (by the toggles and right footswitch). Eh, it's for my own board, so it's fine. Always learning. :lol:
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby BetterOffShred » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:29 am

Just out of curiosity did you try to strip It, or bake and then sand It? I'm not sure what chemicals you guys have access to, but I've had good luck with paint thinner.

I think it looks sick!! :)
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby UglyCasanova » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:00 am

I don't know what you're talking about. :lol:

If you mean the resin/aluminum residue, it's actually stuck between the resin and the box itself. I don't think there's a way to get it back out again.

Thanks though! :joy:
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby Jwar » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:20 pm

He means taking off the original finish if you did.
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby UglyCasanova » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:29 am

Pretty sure that's impossible. Might as well get a new enclosure at that point. :lol:
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby Jwar » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:07 am

UglyCasanova wrote:Pretty sure that's impossible. Might as well get a new enclosure at that point. :lol:


Oh no way man! I've done it a hundred times. There are strippers that will literally just remove it and you'll have a tiny bit of sanding. It's actually super simple.
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby BetterOffShred » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:12 am

Jwar wrote:
UglyCasanova wrote:Pretty sure that's impossible. Might as well get a new enclosure at that point. :lol:


Oh no way man! I've done it a hundred times. There are strippers that will literally just remove it and you'll have a tiny bit of sanding. It's actually super simple.

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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby UglyCasanova » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:38 am

I would really like to see you try. Like, It's almost as if I would like to send you an enclosure just to see you strip off the resin without damaging the print and acrylic paint underneath. the print and paint is very fragile by comparison. Crystal resin not like working with a normal clear coat finish. It's like 20 times harder, thicker and more glass-like. Unless you've worked with crystal resin, I don't think you know what you're getting into, tbh. Just mentioning sanding made me laugh. Sanding crystal resin in general, no matter how thin (after chem peel), and especially with a print underneath, is a bad, bad idea. Cloudscapes, back me up here. :lol:

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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby Paul_C » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:04 am

I think the suggestion is more "strip it back to bare metal and start again" than just taking off the resin.
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby UglyCasanova » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:33 am

In that case, I stand by this statement :p
UglyCasanova wrote:Might as well get a new enclosure at that point. :lol:
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Re: UC rehouses and paintjobs

Postby crochambeau » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:42 am

These are beautiful!

Having personally been on a work crew removing an improperly mixed batch of epoxy from a job site I can attest to it being simpler to just roundfile it and start over.
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