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    Nov 20, 2003, 5:30 PM - Got my MLC helmet to day. (progress pic added) #1

    I got my MLC helmet today , I love it. I started my work. I just finished painting the aluminum paint on and when it is completly dry I will draw the scratches on with a pencil and use masking liquid to mask it of.

    Cheers Micke


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    Dec 1, 2003, 3:21 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #2

    Cool good luck - can't wait to see how it turns out!

    Loranar
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    Dec 1, 2003, 3:33 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #3


    mobius wrote:

    ...masking liquid to mask it of...
    masking liquid
    damn i need to update my memory
    can you put a link of that or the brand
    or the generic name

    BTW im waiting pics of your job
    have a good paint job


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    Dec 1, 2003, 5:10 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #4

    Please, post pics!
    I want to get an MLC 1 for my other project soon.
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    Dec 2, 2003, 2:21 AM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #6


    secol_FETT wrote:


    masking liquid
    damn i need to update my memory
    can you put a link of that or the brand
    or the generic name

    Maskin liquid is a form of latex that you can paint on and it turns into latex that you can peel of after the paint dries.

    I had problem with it as it would not stick to the surface right away, I had to have the level I was working on level orelse it would run down. But when it dries it stays in place.

    I took some pictures of the procsess last night, I will post them when I will come home from work today.

    You probably knew that one

    I bought mine at a painters store here in Reykjvik.

    It is usaualy called liquid masking ore something of that sort. I dont recall what brand I use, will check when I get back home.
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    Dec 2, 2003, 2:45 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #7


    mobius wrote:


    secol_FETT wrote:


    masking liquid
    damn i need to update my memory
    can you put a link of that or the brand
    or the generic name

    Maskin liquid is a form of latex that you can paint on and it turns into latex that you can peel of after the paint dries.

    I had problem with it as it would not stick to the surface right away, I had to have the level I was working on level orelse it would run down. But when it dries it stays in place.

    I took some pictures of the procsess last night, I will post them when I will come home from work today.

    You probably knew that one

    I bought mine at a painters store here in Reykjvik.

    It is usaualy called liquid masking ore something of that sort. I dont recall what brand I use, will check when I get back home.
    Rubber cement works in place of liquid mask and isn't as runny either. But its thicker so you can get less detail with it then you can with the liquid mask.
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    Dec 2, 2003, 3:39 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #8

    Here is the progress pic so far.

    Here I have painted the helmet in aluminum and you can see the latex (yellowish)


    Here I painted the helmet in dark green, I added a little bit more black. This colour will show with the silver scratches and the cheeks. You can see the latex it is lighter than the dark green colour.


    Here you can see the dent after I removed the latex. Here something happend that I did not intend, note the little scratches in the silverpaint, this happend after I added the dark green paint. Must have something to do with the thinner in the spraybottle. What to you think should I leave as is or try to fix it


    Next I will add the panzer green colour and the red on the mandables.
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    Dec 2, 2003, 3:47 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #9

    I had a similar problem w/ my bucket after masking w/ liquid mask & then painting. I was in such a rush that I did not allow for the mask to completely cure & after I sprayed my green on, it knda ate little lines through the mask. Also, I had to leave my silver cure for at least a couple of days, otherwise some of the mask pulled off bits of silver paint right down to the primer. I think the dent looks pretty cool on yours though! I guess I'd leave it, but thats just me
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    Dec 2, 2003, 6:14 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #10

    Paint job ended in a disaster , it seems that the dark green did not bond well enough with the silver paint. Sanded it up and also wet sanded. It is as smooth as a babys behind now.

    Got to get a primer and prime it tomorrow and start all over again.

    Will again post progress pics.

    Heres the first in the line.



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    Dec 2, 2003, 6:49 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #11

    That sucks man Sorry to hear that.

    Look on the bright side - you will probably redo it at least 3 times. First repaint is under your belt

    Good luck - too bad it did not bond, it was starting to look great!

    Loranar
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    Dec 3, 2003, 2:55 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #12

    paint problems always happens
    but apply the first layer, then wait 24hours two apply the second and the same for the rest, i know you guys are in winter but try to put the helmet close to some hot or warm that's could be good for the paint cure fast and good

    and with your first paint job looks awesome

    keep the good work

    and pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee
    put a pic to that liquid mask

    thanks for share



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    Dec 3, 2003, 3:05 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #13


    secol_FETT wrote:

    paint problems always happens
    but apply the first layer, then wait 24hours two apply the second and the same for the rest, i know you guys are in winter but try to put the helmet close to some hot or warm that's could be good for the paint cure fast and good

    and with your first paint job looks awesome

    keep the good work

    and pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee
    put a pic to that liquid mask

    thanks for share



    The masking fluid is from Winsor & Newton and is called Art Masking Fluid for water colour. 75ml.

    Here is the pic of the bottle and the helmet.


    Ive finished priming it again, I put in my bathtub and wet sanded it with 600,800 and 2000 grit paper. It is realy smooth now.
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    Dec 3, 2003, 4:49 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #14

    Nice to see you working on it
    Good luck and keep us posted!

    -Mikael
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    Dec 4, 2003, 11:27 AM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #15

    damn! I cant wait to get mine!!!!
    sean
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    Dec 5, 2003, 12:46 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #16

    Well, this is what I managed to do last night.

    What do you think, is the mandable to red, I think I will have to darken the cheeks.

    Be honest.

    And if anyone knows of a internetshop that sells floquil colours international, please tell.


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    Dec 5, 2003, 1:19 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #17

    Good job - the weathering/scratches are looking really good.

    The red does seem a bit bright although it could be the flash and I agree that the checks could be darker. (again maybe the flash?).

    Hard to tell with pictures sometimes

    Either way your are making really good progress.

    Keep you the good work.

    Loranar
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    Dec 7, 2003, 6:10 AM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #18

    Ok Im well on my way to finish the paintjob, few spots left. What do you think. I dont know. Im not happy with how the mandables turned out. Maybe I will sand them up and redo them. I dont recomend that liquid maskin stuff I bought. It is not strong enough, it comes of but there is something about it that I dont like. It makes lines in the surfave it is suposed to be protecting. I will try to use regular masking tape in stead. Im gonna go down to the paintshop and see if they have something that can withstand enamel paints.

    Here are some pics.


    It seem that the tape tore of a part of the red and black colour in the upper mandable on the pic above.



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    Dec 7, 2003, 6:40 AM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #19

    So far so good I would say. Yes, i agree the mandables are to red. I dont know if theres anything you can do to dull the color. Also, im not sure if its just from the flash, but the silver paint looks really gloss/bright. If theres a way you can dull that down, i think it would help too, otherwise its looking good. -Tim
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    Dec 7, 2003, 7:04 AM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #20

    Ill see what I can do about the silver, may be take a grit 2000 paper and try to dull it. Im gonna redo the mandable and try to tone the red down, but the flash does make it more red.

    But I was diapointed about how the liquid masking acted and I think it was one thing that screwed up the mandable.

    Im trying to get the floquil colours to Iceland, but as of now no luck. No one seems to ship here to Iceland or rest of Europe as of this moment.

    This paint job has taught me a lot of things that I can beaware when I will repaint it and my armor with rouge studio coulours.
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    Dec 7, 2003, 10:38 AM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #21

    Good start and nice choice of colors, Mobius!
    I encountered the same problem with the silver looking too flashy. Lee promised me that after some handling with the helmet(and a few coats of clearcoats) that it would be dulled down and he was right!

    -Mikael
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    Dec 7, 2003, 12:48 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #22

    I took a 2000 grit waterproof sandpaper and put it in water and sanded around the scratches. It does wonders, it smooths out the area around the scratches and it does not change the colour.

    Im gonna try to use 1500 og 1000 grit paper, the 2000 is a bit to fine.

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    Dec 8, 2003, 2:11 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #23

    I am in the prosess of fixing the mandable as it didnt turn out as I wanted to.

    Im gonna use a diffrent colour and hope it will work out better.

    I was a little bit worried about sanding up only the mandable but it turned out perfect and no problems.
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    Dec 8, 2003, 2:41 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #24

    Hey man if your having that much trouble getting the paints shipped to you. You sould go through someone you feel comfortable w/ on this board to buy it and be like the middle man and ship it out to you. Just my 2 cents - Tim
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    Dec 10, 2003, 2:07 PM - Re: Got my MLC helmet to day. #25

    If those paints are flammable then you're going to have no luck in getting someone to ship them from the US. I don't beleive they allow flammable items to be shippeed overseas.

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