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    Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Picked up a bucket from asok and with saintnasty's invaluable example I believe I should have a great jango on my hands

    Started sanding down the cut seam so far I've burned about 1000 calories doing it by hand


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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    yeah, I did my first one by hand and it took forever. On my second one I used a mouse sander for the 200-320-400 stages and then moved to hand sanding for the 800-1000 stuff. I never really got the seam done to my satisfaction by hand, but with the sander it was no problem at all.

    Lookin good so far.

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Got the skirt trimmed off


    Still sanding down all the little lines and bumps but building the wifes scout and my tusken rifle is taking up some time

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Keep going on that seam, it will go away I promise. The more difficult part of the seam for me was the little section at the bottom behind the ears. I hate finishing that part.

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Goto walmart buy a mouse sander and thank us later....it makes all the difference and saves u time in the long run...i even used it with a microfiber towel to polish the Coldcast when I was done.

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    I will second the sander, you will have a better helmet because of it. You will reach the "good enough" mindset too soon with just hand sanding.

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Small update scored a flightsuit from a retired jango for $30!!

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    may I make a suggestion?

    Don't cut out the visor or the rear slotted section untill you've completly sanded and prepped the helmet. This just help prevent the helmet from cracking in weak sections.

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Little update I received the flightsuit and it's a navy blue one so I think I'm going to re-sell it since it's too dark and I don't think I can re-dye it but my wifes scout is all done and approved and after my mouse droid is done I'm goin full blast on the jango.

    Westrooper - I'm not cutting anything else out until after I hit 800 grit

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    i've taught you all so well!!! it warms my heart! <3

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    so i got down to the 400-1000 phase and i have alot of darker and lighter cold cast showing right now it looks like Michael jackson before he got bleached the more i sand the darker it gets is this normal? i took the very top of the bucket to 1000 and polished it and its shiny but dark. any ideas?



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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    you can keep sanding back the shinny top layer of CC to make it all look even. The darker CC polishes up just as well.

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    One of the things I have done at this stage is to go ahead and hit it with some "mothers" polish and see how even it really is. I have found that a lot of those apparently vast differences are greatly deminished when you hit it with polish. Then if it doesn't even out there is no harm you just go back to sanding.

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    those lighter spots usually start to show up around the 400 to 800 stage of sanding. i'm personally not a fan because if you look close in the lighter areas you'll probably see some pitting, they're usually very small but they bug me. so at this point i get the mouse sander out again and hit those areas with 220 and sand it down to the darker cold cast. you'll get a deep, even, and richer shine when you get past all the lighter stuff.

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Ok I had a hard time finding the motorcycle all metal polish so I got some turtle wax all metal polish and it doesnt seem to be as mirrored as yours saint.?

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Update


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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Wow, very nice!

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    that definitly looks more even, did you sand on it some more or just polish it up?

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    I sanded it I have yet to sand the rest to 1000 and polish it

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    Your keyslots are upside down, bud... I hope you didn't fasten those down yet?

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    sorry i didn't respond sooner. i polish with meguiars all metal motorcycle polish. it's meant to make chrome shine.

    this stuff, though you can find it for less at walmart in the automotive section (at least, in my walmart) Meguiar's Direct All Metal Polish

    also, i apply it with a cotton ball in a circular motion until it's just black, then buff it off with a mcdonalds napkin. i don't know why, but i really feel that the napkin leaves a better shine than an old shirt, or even a microfiber cloth.

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    @devilstar i thought there was something off and I was impatient to check out a rear shot I can get em off without damaging them

    @ saintnasty the stuff I got is pretty shiney but I might pick some meguirs up to see the difference

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    @devilstar i thought there was something off and I was impatient to check out a rear shot I can get em off without damaging them

    @ saintnasty the stuff I got is pretty shiney but I might pick some meguirs up to see the difference

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    Re: Tuskenfett jango build the long road to bh

    saint_nasty said: View Post
    sorry i didn't respond sooner. i polish with meguiars all metal motorcycle polish. it's meant to make chrome shine.

    this stuff, though you can find it for less at walmart in the automotive section (at least, in my walmart) Meguiar's Direct All Metal Polish

    also, i apply it with a cotton ball in a circular motion until it's just black, then buff it off with a mcdonalds napkin. i don't know why, but i really feel that the napkin leaves a better shine than an old shirt, or even a microfiber cloth.
    Or kitchen paper towel, I've used heeps of it so far and works a real treat!

    also started using for polishing my AP armour, havent used a clothe to polish with sinse I started using kitchen towel. It's slight abrasive texture is exactly what you need for a high shine on just about anything that can be polished.

    helmet is lookin' good btw TF!

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