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Old Oct 02, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Yikes, Pat!!! I've seen lacquer develop little blisters when shot on in too high of humidity but I have never seen that kind of discoloration!!!

the good news is that lacquer sands really nicely... Try, try again...
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 11:00 AM
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OK, so I think I'll reshoot the red in enamel.

What's a good choice for a clearcoat over enamel AND lacquer that can be polished out? Without getting into 2-part automotive stuff...
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 12:01 PM
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What program did you use to warp your photograph from perspective shot to straight? I have some similar boat markings photos I would like to converst to decals.

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Old Oct 03, 2008, 12:28 PM
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I used cheap ol' Paintshop Pro, but Photoshop will do quite nicely...
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Thanks. I have Corel Draw and another photo editor. I know there is some type of feature for "warping" photos, but I don't know how controllable it is. Do you just use a calibrated Mark I eyeball to tell when the image has been "flattened"?

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Old Oct 03, 2008, 12:58 PM
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Mark I eyeball plus two-phase optical clarifying device (bifocals).
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Thanks -- I have a three phase optical clarity device (trifocal) but only one fully calibrated Mark I eyeball, pending a cataract operation. But it should be good enough to give it a try.

One-eyed Pete
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 01:26 PM
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I bought a detail gun at Home Depot several years ago, but only use it on larger painting projects.

For the small stuff, I use a $15 Badger mini spray gun, which is VERY easy to clean and maintain. I have fitted it with a larger paint bottle though.

The latter generates very little overspray, which is desireable in a small shop. I can't say the same for the detail gun, however---.
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 04:47 PM
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Gee... that almost looks like I painted it... Did I mention I hate painting?

Pat, whats the reason you are avoiding the auto paints?
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Old Oct 05, 2008, 07:16 PM
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Patric- $$$, and I don't have breathing apparatus! Otherwise, I'd love to use Imron or those other neat paints (and see my clearcoat tribulations in the other thread...).

Anyway, I couldn't chance any more lacquer shenanigans (and that WAS automotive lacquer, at least according to Duplicolor), so I re-did the red in Rustoleum, Apple Red in their Painter's touch line, it's liquidy-gorgeous, except for the dust nits. Did I say I wish I had a professional paint booth?

Now some of the graphics are going on... Callie is great!

Also doing a "stainless" rub strip, just like I outlined in the Mahogany book... except this time it's wood dowel ripped in two, sealed, and Bare Metal Foil chromed.

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Old Oct 18, 2008, 02:01 PM
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Pretty much done. Still need the props... CMD promised delivery in 3 weeks, it's now 7 with continued promises. I've been assured by a common acquaintance that they're overwhelmed with work... good for them, but some communication would be nice.
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 08:23 PM
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WOW Pat!
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 12:23 PM
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Predelivery Shots

Finally done... took weeks longer than promised, but I finally received the CNC milled props from CMDI. All together, and now it can be delivered!
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 12:54 PM
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That really came out great, Pat! Beautiful job!
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Looks great. What happened to the engine cover snorkels?
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