Jun 29 2003, 06:10 PM
OK, say for example i want to paint my xbox red and blue. I wan the X and the sides of the front red and the other part s blue. Should i paint the whole thing one color, then cover up the parts i want to stay that color and paint the rest. or should i cover up one part, paint it, take off the tape and cover up the part i already painted and paint the other part.
Jun 29 2003, 06:51 PM
Tape off sections u dont want painted. Dont paint over existing paint.
Jun 29 2003, 07:02 PM
Its your opinion. Others say, in your case, to paint the whole thing blue, then use clear packing tape to tape off what you want to STAY blue, then go back with the red. Depends on what you want to do
Jun 29 2003, 07:03 PM
Jun 29 2003, 07:11 PM
yeah, i see advantages and disadvantages in both. If i paint the whole thing first. I wont have to tape as many times but i'm worried about putting so many coats of paint on half the xbox..... on the other hand it i so it in 2 sections, then there is the risk of it not looking right at the edges...............
anyone else have any tips?
Jun 29 2003, 07:14 PM
Yeah u may risk facing inconsistenices in the paint layer when looking at different colours.
Jun 29 2003, 07:43 PM
For tha best look I think you should tape what you want and then tape over what you had just painted... I would do this because like you said, if you put too much paint on a part like those ridges on either side of tha X, it would start rounding off tha edges in between. And another problem with it rounding like that is that it most likely won't round evenly. And if you do
decide to go with tha taping, make sure you let tha paint dry. Trust me. If you don't let tha paint settle properly, that masking tape will start peeling you paint off.
But hey, that's just what I'd
Jun 29 2003, 08:30 PM
thanks for the info i think that's what i'm going to do. That is what i did last time (this is a repainting job) and it worked pretty well so i'm just going to stuck with what i know works
thanks a lot guys
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