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    Oct 26, 2008, 6:39 PM - Jango Rub n' Buff prep #1

    I am finished painting my Bobamaker Jango lid, now I'm just curious if the grey primer he sent it to me in is acceptable to RnB or do I need to sand again? It feels fairly smooth but I'm noticed that when you sand with 600 grit it's a glass smooth finish, then you prime again and there are some rough spots. At what point do you call it enough?
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    Oct 26, 2008, 7:57 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #2

    Use your best judgement, really. The smoother the surface, the better. I sand several times after I coat some primer until I feel it's ready
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    Oct 26, 2008, 8:01 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #3

    Wax on, wax off!

    I swear man, next year I'm going as Masking Tape Fett...this is some hard and tedious work. I love doing it but the Halloween crunch is stressing me out. I need there to be 40 days in October!

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    Oct 26, 2008, 8:27 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #4

    Rupidupe said: View Post
    Wax on, wax off!

    I swear man, next year I'm going as Masking Tape Fett...this is some hard and tedious work. I love doing it but the Halloween crunch is stressing me out. I need there to be 40 days in October!

    Oh yea. My only custom mando idea is to go as "primer grey" fett...
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    Oct 26, 2008, 10:06 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #5

    I'd sand the primer it came in. Reprime it, which means you'll need to resand it. I'd go finer and wet sand it with at least 1000. I finished with 2000 on mine. The better you sand the better your R&B will turn out.
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    Oct 26, 2008, 10:39 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #6

    Thanks for the input. I sanded it back down with some 600. I'll go 800 tomorrow and call it a go. It already feels like glass.
  7. Oct 27, 2008, 4:01 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #7

    Interested too see how this turns out.
    Didn't know BM been producing these helmets that quick.

    Some roughness surely part the look of a Mando. Wouldn't it make the weathering more real too with less sanding?
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    Oct 27, 2008, 4:10 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #8

    Well I've been looking at the ref pics a lot and going through old threads about this topic. I've seen some near glass finishes that had to be dulled up a little to achieve the proper screen look. I think 600 is good for this and I'll post pics of the finished helmet in a day or so
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    Oct 27, 2008, 9:16 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #9

    goodluck man!~ I did 600 on mine and like it. its in between dull and shiny i think.
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    Oct 28, 2008, 3:19 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #10

    Here it is unweathered. I think it came out well and as usual the flash dulls out the finish. Not bad for the time crunch I'm under. Did the whole thing in 3 days.
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    Oct 28, 2008, 3:23 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #11

    Great job man! Looks awsome!!!1
  12. Oct 30, 2008, 4:56 PM - Re: Jango Rub n' Buff prep #12

    Nice helmet!
    Any more pics like back and side etc?
    Keep up the good work!

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