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A Boob Job: My "This Ain't No HEP" AFM Restoration-COMPLETE


By beelzeboob

3 years ago



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#46 3 years ago

This is shaping into one of the best thread ever!

Though the 6 boxes of sand paper cost $400, you can't have gone through that many disks?

You could almost provide the decal removal as a service for local folks. I would gladly pay $100 to have someone sand the whole thing clean.

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#178 3 years ago
Quoted from tezting:

Is this a must? You make it smooth and nice, paint it satin and then you "scuff it up" and make it dull? (I know you can not see it as it is under the decal)

Based on my limited experience, painting in black in say semi-gloss helps highlight the smallest imperfection in the surface. And these will show up for sure after the decals are installed.

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#217 3 years ago

Grained look. To polish, you would have to go all the way to 2000 grit then use some rouge with a polishing wheel.

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#304 3 years ago
Quoted from ninjabones:

Beelzeboob... I had pretty good results with the perma blu. But I polished the crap out of the flaps, made sure I removed any trace of polish residue off (denatured alcohol) and painted on coat after coat of the bluing compound (rinsing with water between each step), then I buffed. Not prefect, but mine were really beat up and pitted badly

Nice job on the flaps. I had been looking for some tips and ended up dropping them in the tumbler and repainting them.

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