This really looks great Cosmo!
Are you using spray cans on the cabinet?
Steve Young's Pinball Connection may have those coin door plastics.
He has a lot of stuff that's not on the web site also - so always worth checking.
Looking really great! I especially love how you cleaned up your coin slots - they look great!
Are you calling the primer basecoat - or do you truly mean basecoat/color coat?
If you mean Primer - No you do not clear that.
If you mean base color - I would paint the base and all of the colors first - then clear over all of it as long as you plan to do it quickly (within about 12 hours or so).
Quoted from MrArt2u:
I'd say 1000 grit on the primer is too fine. you want the primer to have some tooth to promote adhesion with the base coat. When I paint a car I do a final wet sand with 400 before spraying a sealer followed by basecoat. I've known others to go up to 600 for their final wet sand. (I do kustoms and restoration work, not production style bodyshop)
I agree - I sand 400 dry, and then 500 & 600 wet.
It's only a pin cabinet though - and pretty flat so it will be fine with just hitting it lightly with 400.
Wow - you ARE Cosmo!
That really sucks... I would definitely fill that gap with Dyna-Glass or Duraglas. It will fill the gap nicely and then feather it with a light skim of U-Pol Dolphin Glaze. It will look perfect when your done.
I hate that you had that issue. I am still waiting for it to get warm enough to spray here. It's not been 65 degrees yet .
Keep up the good work.
Quoted from cosmokramer:
Back on track after a minor setback... dished out the area and filled it, sanded smooth and primed...If all goes well then I will spray final coats of black tomorrow and let it dry for about a week until I have time to stencil...Pinball Pimps stencils arrived yesterday.....
Looks great - I'm right behind you and Boobie - keep showing me what (and what not) to do!
You think that it looks like S(*t - but in fact it looks pretty awesome. Like you said - just fix the portion that didn't stick well and you'll be good. I know the "I want to kick the sh)* out of something feeling. Hang in there you're almost done!
This looks awesome! I finally finished priming my cabinet and sprayed the base color today. Have to clear it tomorrow night after work!
If you need to - I'd knock down the edges by wet sanding with 1000 grit.
Awesome work - I'll be happy if mine looks half as good as yours does!
I'd wet sand that orange peel with some 400 grit and a block. It will look fine after your next coat.
Just go slow and careful - hand sand wet
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