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  1. Katua Fett's Avatar
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    Sep 25, 2005, 8:21 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #51

    That would be pretty sick doing the whole racing stripes thing. But i personally think you should take it a step further!
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    Sep 25, 2005, 8:47 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #52

    thorssoli said:
    Hey y'all,

    I just wanted to show this off too. I painted the whole car with the same chrome paint as my Jango helmet. Once I hang the front bumper back on it I'm considering putting a couple of blue racing stripes on it. Then if I finish the rest of the Jango costume, I'll have a car that matches it.

    Maybe I've already taken it too far.
    layitlow.com forum there for custom painting......some murals would look nice
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    Sep 26, 2005, 4:05 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #53

    damn i like that car
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    Oct 4, 2005, 10:45 AM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #54

    How's that chromed paintjob on that miata (?) comming along?
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    Oct 4, 2005, 12:56 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #55

    slave1driver said:
    How's that chromed paintjob on that miata (?) comming along?
    The Miata has seen a bit of a setback. There were a few rough spots on the chrome layer. I went ahead with the clearcoat anyway and caused all sorts of problems. It turns out that I didn't give the chrome enough time to off-gas all of the solvents. So the nice metal layer that had laid flat and looked like chrome ended up moving just enough to look like normal silver paint in a lot of places.

    Now I'm going piece by piece and sanding through to the black basecoat, respraying a clearcoat, re-chroming, and then clearcoating after waiting long enough.

    It will take me a lot longer, but when it's done it should be perfect. I'd post pictures, but there's nothing to be proud of right now.
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    Oct 4, 2005, 4:42 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #56

    That is the coolest Jango helmet i've seen!!! Great work!!
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    Oct 7, 2005, 9:48 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #57

    I really like this underneath:



    do you have a pattern for it? Really cool idea!
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    Oct 11, 2005, 12:38 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #58

    I don't have a pattern for the neckseal, but it would be pretty simple to re-create. What you need to do is trace out the outline of your helmet, figure out where you need the neck hole to be, add to the outside edge for the velcro attachment to the helmet, and add to all of the edges for the seams. The drawstring is elastic, so you don't have to worry about strangling yourself with the gasket.

    A pattern might not be too useful since the bottom of each helmet is going to be a bit different.

    I hope this is helpful.
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    Oct 11, 2005, 2:30 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #59

    Is there anyone who makes those neck seals to sell? I'm pretty interested in one.

    Also, GREAT helmet!!
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    Oct 25, 2005, 11:27 AM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #60

    Silly Question, but why the red primer before the grey? I understand the black as it is better for the chrome paint..
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    Oct 25, 2005, 8:27 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #61

    I think the red is a sandable primer.
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    Oct 26, 2005, 6:30 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #62

    Kivas said:
    Silly Question, but why the red primer before the grey? I understand the black as it is better for the chrome paint..
    The red primer was a very thick sandable primer that I put on mostly to fill the little pinholes in the fiberglass helmet before going over it with the expensive automotive (grey) primer. Also, after sanding off the original paintjob, I wanted as many chances as I could get to wet sand and get a nice smooth finish instead of this:[IMG]
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    Dec 21, 2005, 12:03 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #63

    thorssoli said:
    After waiting about 8 days for the clear coat to finish off gassing, I was able to put on the chrome layer. I think this came out pretty good, but there are a few flaws. It turns out that every mistake is visible through this paint.
    I can see a strange person when I look at the helmet
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    Dec 21, 2005, 2:13 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #64

    Very nice paint job on the helmet and car. I'm gonna have to make me one of those neckseals, those are bada$$. BTW is that chrome paint avalible in the US if so,where? the paint only can be shot through a airbrush gun??
    -Goldenrod
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    Dec 21, 2005, 11:22 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #65

    Zeever Fett said:
    I really like this underneath:



    do you have a pattern for it? Really cool idea!
    Yea....i've been lookin for a pattern for this too...no one seems to have one up...or...one that i can find at least. PLEASE post the pattern if ya still have it.
    ~
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    Dec 23, 2005, 3:18 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #66

    That would be a Gasket. I believe BKBT makes one. Perhaps ask him? Great bucket! Hows the car coming along?
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    Apr 11, 2006, 6:44 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #67

    Bows down to the king of chrome....
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    Apr 11, 2006, 11:03 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #68

    miejns something like this:
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    May 25, 2006, 2:06 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #69

    slave1driver said:
    How's that chromed paintjob on that miata (?) coming along?
    In case anyone was still wondering, I had the whole thing put together and I was re-chroming the car panel by panel. I was at the halfway point and still using the car as my daily driver. Unfortunately, I was driving in the rain on my way to the shooting range and someone ended up hitting my front right fender and tearing open the front bumper cover.

    The whole thing was a bit upsetting, but it gave me an excuse to tear the entire car apart and repaint all of the pieces that needed it while I was waiting for the replacement parts to ship.

    I've been awfully busy lately, but I was in a big rush to get it put back together in time for me to go back to sea. Right now it looks like this:





    The next step will be new rims (chrome of course), a bunch of effect lighting (blue) and new carpet and upholstery (blue and black). Then I just need to install the seismic charge launcher in the back end and I'll be all set.
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    May 25, 2006, 8:04 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #70

    Looks sweet but you need to ditch the altezzas and go with some solid red candy coated pieces.......Just my opinion!
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    May 26, 2006, 5:04 AM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #71

    Wow. Very nice.

    I'd hate to meet that Glowing Ball of Sunlight coming towards me on a bright day though. lol
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    May 26, 2006, 2:27 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #72

    That is amazing! Nicely done!
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    May 28, 2006, 10:58 AM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #73

    Thats COOL. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    8)
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    Oct 19, 2006, 12:42 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #74

    In case anyone without a spray gun and compressor wants to duplicate my super shiny helmet, the folks who made my chrome paint have now figured out how to put it in a spray can:

    http://www.alsacorp.com/products/kil...rome_price.htm

    How cool is that?
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    Oct 19, 2006, 6:01 PM - Re: Super Shiny Jango Bucket Progress Pics #75

    That...is outstanding!! Thanks for the update and link!

    -Rex

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