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    Mar 3, 2006, 10:21 AM - Paint question? #1

    Wasnt sure where to ask this but I've painted a helmet with rustoleum protective enamel paint and I wanted to buff the hard lines where the paint is uneven, I have a dremel with the buffing tools but should I use a compound or water or what?
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    Mar 3, 2006, 10:27 AM - Re: Paint question? #2

    "uneven paint".... dude, sand it down and start over... sorry, but that's what I would do.
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    Mar 3, 2006, 11:39 AM - Re: Paint question? #3

    no I mean where I masked off areas, I just want to soften the line without misting it with anything.
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    Mar 3, 2006, 12:20 PM - Re: Paint question? #4

    If it's a Jango helmet, the weathering helped obscure the lines and blend them out....at least it did on mine.
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    Mar 3, 2006, 2:10 PM - Re: Paint question? #5

    Quote Delta-9 said:
    no I mean where I masked off areas, I just want to soften the line without misting it with anything.
    If you have a little raised ridge where 2 colors meet, you can try a Scotchbrite pad or some very fine sanding film, but be reeeeally careful until you get a feel for how much pressure to use.
    I'd practice that technique on something first.

    I would think if you used a buffing wheel, even at a relatively slow speed, it would be too hard to control.
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    Mar 3, 2006, 6:42 PM - Re: Paint question? #6

    Try 1000-2000 grit sanding paper.
    That should do the trick and not take too much paint off.

    Lynn
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    Mar 4, 2006, 12:18 AM - Re: Paint question? #7

    yeah, i'd go soft sandpaper. the high speed of the dremel can take paint off before you know it. i'd say nothing more coarse than 600-800 grit
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    Mar 4, 2006, 2:19 PM - Re: Paint question? #8

    Thx everyone the 2000 grit sandpaper worked perfect.
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    Mar 4, 2006, 9:01 PM - Re: Paint question? #9

    Whoa!
    Nice looking lid

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