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#1 Hozy

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 03:03 PM

Hey guys & gals,
Small run down on how to paint, so we can start seeing some top paintjobs and no Nail polish smile.gif I'll make it more thorough if you want it to be.


Wash All pieces that will be painted in warm water
Makesure you have 800, 1500 & 2000 grade sandpaper (to privide the mirror finish)
Makesure any bit of sanding you do is wetsanding, Fill a bucket up with warm water and put a little bit of dish washing detergent in (acts as a lubricant and helps the sandpaper along).
Use a sanding block if you have one. After each sand on each piece of the case wash it thoroughly then let it to dry naturally. Don't towel dry it.

Ok now sand the case with 800grade sandpaper (wetsanding) once the whole case is done, check it out. Should be SUPER smoothe.

Apply a first ghost coat of sandable primer, let dry for 10minutes then do a normal coat of sandable primer, attack it with 800wet sanding once again. (Doesnt matter if original bits of the case end up showing through).

Once the primer is in A1 condition, Give it a guide coat of the first layer of paint you will be using, allow 30mins to dry. Then give it a Normal coat. Let that dry. Once that has dried give it a second coat, then once that second coat of normal layer paint has dried Whip out yout 1500grade sandpaper, (by this stage the case should be super smoothe, your just working on your painting quality) wetsand ththe whole case, in a ONE WAY DIRECTION. DONT!!! Go in circles or left & right then forwards & back because you will create cross texture in the paint and really start making a mess of things.

ONCE that is done with the 1500grade sandpaper. Wash it, Let to dry naturally.

OK! Now give it another Coat of paint....

Let that harden for a few hours...

Now CLEARCOATING!!

Apply a first guide layer of clear. Not too light & Not too dark. Then let it harden about 30/40mins for this.
Ok now apply a decent layer of clear, not too thick or anything and it must be even, spray in sweeping motions and dont start/stop spraying while on the object itself otherwise you will cause pilling of the paint.

Now once that has Dried about 1/2hours Brake out the 2000grade wetsand paper. Do the same sanding method but do it VERY EVENLY and not as HARD on the pieces you are sanding. Once done. Wash & let it dry naturally.

Apply its last layer of clear evenly. LET it harden overnight before you touch it.

!!GETTING THAT MIRROR FINISH THAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED!!


After letting it cure for 3/4days without handling it, Get some decent Cutter & Liquid Wax Polish. Apply a VERY VERY small ammount of cutter on a hand pad and get to work on the item dont do it too hard or too long otherwise you'll eat down into the color and stuff up. Once you have done this use a cheasecloth to buff it up. Ok about 15minutes after you have buffed the cutter off the item, Time to brake out the LIQUID WAX POLISH!!!

Apply a generous ammount to the item you are waxing and have a fresh handhelf buffing pad, get to work, Once it is all done, get another piece of cheesecloth and put some elbow grease into it and really buff it up, Once the Liquid Wax is applied leave it to sit for 15mins before handling..

Congrats, depending on the quality paint you used.

!!MIRROR FINISH!!


Hope you all have fun... and produce some awesome Paintjobs.

Kindest Regards
HoZy

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The paint I highly recommend is PLASTIKOTE, but also another winner from other people was the Krylon Fusion line of paint.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 05:02 PM

Definately saving this and I'll probably print it so I have it to refer to when I paint mine. I have been waiting for a GOOD DETAILED painting tutorial and that's exactly what this is and especially coming from the best painter on the scene IMO.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 05:48 PM

Awesome tutorial Hozy. A moderator needs to either make this a sticky or put it in the tutorials section. Or both. Why kind of paint do you usually do?

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE(KiemRaekerm @ Dec 1 2005, 10:55 AM)  

Awesome tutorial Hozy. A moderator needs to either make this a sticky or put it in the tutorials section. Or both. Why kind of paint do you usually do?

Read his sig(very bottom).

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 06:19 PM

Haha, oops, did not see that. Thanks.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 08:34 PM

thats about the stupidist thing i ever heard of uhh.gif

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 09:36 PM

QUOTE(Clint360 @ Dec 1 2005, 01:41 PM)  

thats about the stupidist thing i ever heard of uhh.gif

What are you talking about? The painting tips? If so, you must not know anything about painting. Take any tips you can from Hozy cause he is one of the best around.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:59 PM

Cheers for the replies guys, Let me know if theres something you don't understand and I can go into more detail, Maybe even get pics but they'll only be of me doin an Xbox case considering I still have about 4 laying around out of the 30sumfin I had.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:06 AM

Is it ok if I link to this from my site? It's an awsome tutorial. beerchug.gif

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:20 AM

ok im gonna paint my original 360 faceplate but i was going to take off the buttons and doors(that cover the mem. card slots and usb ports). does anyone know how to get those back on? and if im not supposed to put this here ill delete it if i can

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 04:27 AM

QUOTE(Hozy @ Dec 1 2005, 05:06 PM)  

Cheers for the replies guys, Let me know if theres something you don't understand and I can go into more detail, Maybe even get pics but they'll only be of me doin an Xbox case considering I still have about 4 laying around out of the 30sumfin I had.

Regards
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Man I need an XBOX so bad..... sad.gif I was doing some work on my 1.0 a few months ago and then it was freaking out on me and i could never get it to boot right or even display anything so i chunked it. sad.gif I want one of yours. blink.gif

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:54 AM

Holy crap Hozy, I can't find that damn PLASTIKOTE anywhere. I went to like 3 different hardware stores and Wal-Mart but couldn't find it. I was gonna pick up some and test your painting tips on some spare controllers. What's so good about PLASTIKOTE though? I've always like the way Dupli-Color turns out, been using it for a while now. Krylon Fusion was pretty good too. Haven't tried many other brands.

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 05:01 AM

Nice tut hozy, good to see you back smile.gif

Also Hozy, where do you buy your plasti kote from? im in melb so should have somewhere around here. i wouldnt mind testing it out. i love dupli but need a change i think.

cheers

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 05:09 AM

Great tips! I expect nothing less from the best painter. Cheers beerchug.gif

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 05:15 AM

I had trouble finding Plastikote around here. enimivil try going to here. I found some at Carquest but I don't know if they have that in Australia. They actually didn't even had the kind I was looking for, just engine enamel. I'll probably just stick to Dupli-Color and Krylon for now.




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