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Custom Mando :D (Pic Heavy)

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    What type of colour purple are you looking for Cam?

    Can you pantone it? If yso a print out of the colour and asking one of those old guys behind the counter might help

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    Good idea, thanks. I've never shopped for spray paint before so it's all new and an adventure.

    I'm seeking out a darker purple. And it's CAN, Sas.

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    Hey look, I've been out, had a few beers and popped on, I'm not supposed to remember every lady's name I meet am I?

    I actually missed the N to be honest

    You are looking for a violet or a "norfolk" purple then.

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    Okeedokeey, thank you! No worries bout the name.

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    You know this means you've givem me permission to call you what I like now, don't you?

    Bwahahahahahaha!!!!*

    *Evil, very English (which is basically imperial) laugh

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    Re: Custom Mando :D

    oops....

    as for the spray paint, you could go to an automotive paint supplier, find the exact color you want in their paint chip books, then order yourself a couple of ounces and use a 'preval' sprayer... its an arasol can that has a tube in the bottom that goes to a little glass jar that you put your custom color in.
    http://www.prevalspraygun.com/
    Last edited by adonian; Mar 1, 2009 at 9:26 PM.

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    Okay I'll try to do that.

    What do u guys use for the silver/metal color? I kinda need that.

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    Silver or Chrome spray paint over primer.

    There are plenty of rattlecans that have metallic paints nowadays, just find the car with the silver you like the most and find the rattlecan of the colour for that particular car

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    Automotive paints really need to be baked on for the full effect.

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Automotive paints really need to be baked on for the full effect.
    very true, I put my armor infront of an electric space heater and 'cook' it a little and it seems to work well.

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    Think a hair dryer would work? I'm obsessed with mine.

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    Chicks and their hair dryers... lolz just kidding, I'd be lost with out mine...
    Yeah I think that'd be okay on low, maybe with a diffuser so it spreads evenly. I just use one of those walmart special's, a little space heater thats about 1100watts.

    I paint then set it infront of the heater and run it on low for like 15 minutes then rotate and run for another 15 and BAM nice and hard.

    You could add flexabilizer (?SP) to the paint to make it flexable so it shouldnt chip off if the armor flexes.

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    This is kinda a stupid question to ask at this point but for the armor actual color should I use gloss or non-gloss?

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    Personal tastes I think... My black one is battle damaged matte, but my white one is glossy, and my kids armor is glossy, but I think eggshell or simi-gloss is good.

    It's up to you, you can go gloss at first, and if it isn't working, you can hit it with 1000grit and flatten it out a bit.

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    adonian said: View Post
    Personal tastes I think... My black one is battle damaged matte, but my white one is glossy, and my kids armor is glossy, but I think eggshell or simi-gloss is good.

    It's up to you, you can go gloss at first, and if it isn't working, you can hit it with 1000grit and flatten it out a bit.
    Matte is the best if you want it to look functional and dangerous, and like adonian said egshell, semi, or even a satin looks great for a bit of a less tactical look...

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    Okay thank you! I'm not freaking out anymore. That's always good, LoL...

    I'm cuttin out my leg templates today and I have come across some movement issues with my feminine form. I've decided to shave off (cut) some of the armor on the chest and shoulder so I can move easier.

    I cut out some new templates on paper:

    Then I doodled with crayons for concept...


    And just to show what I'd be removing:


    Aaaaaannd, I think I'll be at the store this weekend. Maybe.

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    nice work so far, dont forget to rough it up with some sandpaper then prime it, smooth it then GO FOR IT

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    everything here looks awesome, good job!!!!

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    Ah boobs! Such wonderful things, unless of course you're trying to fit them into Mando armour.

    Hope you get everything fitting nice there Can!

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    LoL...

    So I cut out all the pieces on my other trash can and my hands now have blisters. And my hand muscles are sore. But I have the pieces however rough they look! Update sometime with pics...

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    Re: Custom Mando :D

    *chants* pictures! pictures!!!

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    Saz. said: View Post
    Ah boobs! Such wonderful things, unless of course you're trying to fit them into Mando armour.
    hey I resemble that remark (I'm a boob, tryin to fit into Mando armor )

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    I'll be gone for a while. Going to Florida with my family over spring break. sorry I didn't give a pic update. Curse my lazy self... Ill be back next weekend!

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    I'll keep the laser whip warmed up

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    Tra! Have a nice trip!

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