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  1. Saz.'s Avatar
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    Mar 1, 2009, 7:04 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #101

    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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    Mar 1, 2009, 7:08 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #102

    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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    Mar 1, 2009, 7:18 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #103

    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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    Mar 1, 2009, 7:22 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #104

    Okeedokeey, thank you! No worries bout the name.
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    Mar 1, 2009, 7:24 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #105

    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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    Mar 1, 2009, 9:21 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #106

    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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    Mar 2, 2009, 5:29 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #107

    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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    Mar 2, 2009, 6:19 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #108

    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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    Mar 2, 2009, 6:43 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #109

    Automotive paints really need to be baked on for the full effect.
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    Mar 2, 2009, 7:31 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #110

    Quote 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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    Mar 9, 2009, 10:20 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #111

    Think a hair dryer would work? I'm obsessed with mine.
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    Mar 11, 2009, 11:58 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #112

    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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    Mar 12, 2009, 7:46 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #113

    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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    Mar 12, 2009, 10:27 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #114

    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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    Mar 13, 2009, 2:31 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #115

    Quote 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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    Mar 13, 2009, 3:56 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #116

    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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    Mar 13, 2009, 4:02 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #117

    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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    Mar 15, 2009, 12:25 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #118

    everything here looks awesome, good job!!!!
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    Mar 15, 2009, 5:25 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #119

    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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    Mar 16, 2009, 8:47 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #120

    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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    Mar 17, 2009, 12:38 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #121

    *chants* pictures! pictures!!!
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    Mar 17, 2009, 9:09 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #122

    Quote 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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    Mar 20, 2009, 7:44 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #123

    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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    Mar 20, 2009, 10:42 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #124

    I'll keep the laser whip warmed up
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    Mar 21, 2009, 6:25 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #125

    Tra! Have a nice trip!

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