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#394821 - 07/03/13 12:52 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I got to take a break. Reading about all this work is making me tired.

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#394835 - 07/03/13 03:43 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Cat, I am not sure how nick feels about his project but for me it is sanity.
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#394850 - 07/04/13 01:32 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I love building and constructing things, the problem is I am too much of a perfectionist that it gets annoying some times. Not saying that everything I make is "perfect" but that I really desire it to be.
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#394852 - 07/04/13 03:14 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I used to be a perfectionist too, then I got old & my 'Give a S%#t Factor' kinda went away...

TAM

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#394854 - 07/04/13 08:11 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: exlabdriver]
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I used to be a perfectionist too, then I got old & my 'Give a S%#t Factor' kinda went away...

TAM


Same here.

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#394893 - 07/05/13 07:15 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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No pictures today, but after being gone for a couple of days, I managed to get the whole sub nice and smoooooth. It took a good amount of sanding and some filling with the glazing putty, but it is sanded to the point that it is ready for paint. I should be painting on Saturday! Yay! Of course, I need to buy my paint yet... I better figure that out tonight I guess.
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#394899 - 07/05/13 11:14 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Have you decided on a color or painting method yet. Glad to hear you had a break and were able to get it to your liking.



I went today and got some primer and activator. 88 bucks youch.
I scored a full quart of Black Sapphire effect for free. They have stuff there that's ordered and not picked up so my buddy said come grab what ya want.
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#394900 - 07/06/13 01:41 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I have been reading up tonight and still have no clear answer to the finish. I want to use my HVLP sprayer, but I've only used it once before and it was with Rustoleum Enamel, but I have been reading to stay away from that. Automotive finishes scare me a bit, and the next options seem to be from Behr, Sherwin Williams, or something similar. I am thinking a satin black since it is a sub. If it was prominent speakers, I would probably go a little more towards gloss.

I think that I will have to spend a little time at Home Depot in the morning to see what the paint folks say. I know that I will have to thin it no matter what I do, but I am just at a loss as to a readily available product that is "easy" to spray, and will yield good results.

I need to find out if it is OK to use exterior paint on the sub. I know that the fumes are more toxic, but I am spraying it in the garage and can easily air it out (plus I have a decent respirator).
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#394901 - 07/06/13 02:47 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I understand your plight completely, this is why I end up using automotive finish. It is something I have done a few times before, on my car and my kids car so I can sorta do it lol. It is expensive though by the time you get the paint , the activator and the reducer plus laquer thinner to clean up with and that's without the clear which is even more. Maybe like you say the boys at the home depot can set you up. Ive seen some paint jobs on the net where guys thin out tremclad /rustoleum and roll it on a car , using lots and lots of thin coats.


Check This out. Way cool


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#394906 - 07/06/13 07:36 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: Socketman]
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Originally Posted By: Socketman

Check This out. Way cool


I don't think I'd paint a car with something that wasn't catalyzed - I've used rustoleum from a pro spray gun and while it does give a nice finish, it isn't very solvent resistant. A so so HVLP gun can be had for <<$100 from harbor freight that would give a much better finish than a roller.
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