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#1 Slacker Master

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 11:01 PM

I just finished painting my Xbox for the first time ever, but I was wondering if there's anything you guys recommend doing after the painting, any kind of cleaning, sanding, ect. Also, not necesarilly on topic, but what's wet sanding? I never paint or anything, and the term has come up before but Idk what it is.

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#2 d00msday_jesus

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 11:03 PM

wetsanding is when you wet the sandpaper/surface you are sanding on.

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 07:50 AM

What does that do differently than regular sanding though?

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE(Slacker Master @ Mar 18 2006, 02:57 AM) View Post

What does that do differently than regular sanding though?


Smoother sanding. Gives it that final touch. Could we see some pictures? Host them through Photobucket.com!

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 02:59 PM

You need waterproof (finishing) sandpaper to do it though.

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 06:03 PM

Well I just took off the tape last night, but I'll take some pics once I get the time to. I'm trying to find out what I should do, like if I need to wetsand it, if I should add a clear coat, ect. before I'm completely done with the paint job. Like I said, this is my first time painting (other than model cars or RC car bodies, but they're painted on the inside of already shiny, clear shells so all you have to do is paint and it's always a shinny paint job), so I don't know what all to do as far as finishing touches or w/e, so any help in that direction would be much appreciated.

I'll try to get some pictures today, but no promises as today is my little sister's birthday party, then I'm going to my g.f.'s for her dad's birthday party and I won't be back home until 12-ish. For a description for the time being, it's silver with the vents on the sides, back, and the middle section on the front left black; the power/eject buttons are chrome; the controller is silver w/silver dongle, the jewel is clear with the silver Xbox letters and the hole cut out underneath it for future plans of LED's; and the part of the headset that you plug into the controller is chrome as well.

As for mods I've already done, I have the power button LED's blue and blue LED's in the controller ports, although, I need brigher ones than the 5 volt, 30mA, 300mcd ones that I have in there now (I got it right on the power button LED's though, using 3.7 volt, 20mA, 2600mcd ones).

Pictures to help the probably poor description soon!

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Edited by Slacker Master, 18 March 2006 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2006 - 06:07 PM

If you clear coat make sure you choose the right brand because ive seen some people really fuck up some nice looking cases
I look forward to seeing it
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 06:14 PM

you havent been on the scene for longer than a month, yet you say youve seen many people screw up their xboxs with clear coating? blink.gif anyways, looks like some of those cuts need some sanding. But, you aren't finished so Ill just sit back and wait tongue.gif

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE(blame canada @ Mar 18 2006, 06:21 PM) View Post

you havent been on the scene for longer than a month, yet you say youve seen many people screw up their xboxs with clear coating? blink.gif anyways, looks like some of those cuts need some sanding. But, you aren't finished so Ill just sit back and wait tongue.gif

ive been here just without a user name sad.gif

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 08:54 PM

if u can get ahold of a buffer i would say polish the it after the clear coat has had like 4 days to dry.
wet sanding is usualy with fine git sand like 1000-300 grit sand paper.

Painting Tips:
-wet sand with 320 grit
-come back and we sand with 600
-use a microfiber cloth to clean with first clean surface with rubbing alchohal then come back and clean again with water
-prime it with about 2 to 3 good coats with about 15mins in between coats
-wet sand with 1000 grit, not to much just a little across the primed surface to make everything smooth( make sure you wait at least an hour after the last coat of primer before sanding)
-clean surface
-then spray some sealer primer on 2-3 coats
-wait about an hour after last coat of sealer wet sand a little with 1000 grit
-clean surface
- then start paiting smile.gif

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 10:05 PM

Let me know what ya think, and even though it's my first paint job, don't be easy on me. Let me know what I can do next time to improve it, some constructive critisism.

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I still need to at least wet sand it because it feels a little powdery (I guess that's how I'd describe it as) and I think a wet sand will solve that, however, the highest grit sandpaper I have is 150. I have 2 very small sheets, 3" x 4", that are much higher grit, almost smooth feeling, but I don't think that's enough sand paper to wet sand the whole Xbox and controller.

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Edited by Slacker Master, 18 March 2006 - 10:07 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2006 - 10:16 PM

I started with 600 to wetsand mine, then moved to 1500. It turnedout well.

I really like the look of your xbox, looks like you spent alot of time on it.

Great job!

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 10:24 PM

Damn.. Best first time paint job Ive ever seen.. ohmy.gif smile.gif happy.gif

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 10:59 PM

I agree, best first paint job i have ever seen biggrin.gif

Kick ass job!!

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 11:58 PM

very nice for a first, thats better than mosts 5th or 6th paint jobs




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