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Thinking about stenciling your pin?? Read this.....it might help

By timab2000

1 year ago

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#24 1 year ago

I just did my right side stencil yesterday and it’s under this sub forum called Lectronamo rebuild. I used the same rattle can paint you did and a thick abs stencil that was just laid to the cabinet. I did 4 light coats while it was horizontal and let it dry for about 15 min between coats and had no issues. Some of the edges have that original slight ghosting that made it look 100% original.

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#34 1 year ago

My lines are not perfectly sharp but I was just not trying to get that look anyways. its still not bad for a non stick down stencil. I paint models all the time with tape and stencils and too much paint per layer can cause bleeding, glosses seem to cause more of an issue. You cab still looks great and like you said a bit of clean up and it will be perfect.

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#40 1 year ago

Really tight and small contact points with vinyl stencils can cause a capillary action to occur and pull back the paint. This is even worse if the surface is not glass smooth. I pefer to actually use loose stencils so that does not happen. Going off topic with non pinball pics lol.

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#41 1 year ago

You have a small airbrush timab? A little masking and a few thin coats of white primer over the bleeds and some thin coats of white would take care of it.

#44 1 year ago

Gloss is awkward as it will take longer to dry and it’s tendecy to take on your fingerprints until it cured for at least 48 hours. The hardest part it laying that first thin first coat and walk away, trying to leave when the first coat is almost not covering anything is a big mental chalange lol. Once the third coat gets applied you start to get rewarded.

#45 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

No I do not have an airbrush. But I am working on figuring it out. Way too heavy on the coats of paint and not being patient enough on letting it dry somewhat, before peeling.
Practice make perfect I guess. Hopefully I'll do better on the next pin I find.

Just spray some white into a cup and use a hobby tip brush no one will ever see.

#48 1 year ago

Man I should get into the business of laser cutting cabinet stencils from the 1/16” abs I used. Worked great because of their weight.

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#52 1 year ago

You mean your not going to repaint your machine as the original equipment manufacture suggest every 4000 miles?

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