I just received my mini bucket from ONE END. As soon as I opened it, I trimmed of all the flashing, and hit with with 120, then 220 grit sandpaper to even things out a bit, and remove the seam. I hit it with a very thin layer of mud, and will sand it again tonight, and hit it with primer to see how it's looking. Not going for a perfect finish, but I fear the silver will really magnify any blemishes.
Where do I go from there? Seems like a lot of people paint their buckets before attaching the ears. Why is that? Seems like it would be harder at that point. I think I'll attach the ears first, and close any seams, before painting. Pros/cons?
What's the best way to attach the RF to the stalk? Just sand both surfaces flat, and use epoxy?
What's the best way to dig out impressions to house the earth magnets for the removable ear cap?
I'll post pics Sunday probably. Got my 20th high school reunion this Saturday to prep for, too!