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Starting my first Mando today

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Thanks

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Looks great Alpha! Kandosii!

    Adonian/A'den: How do you use the bondo glass? paint it, smear it? Hands, trowel?

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Ya exactly what is was going to ask

    btw thanks SaberMaker

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

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    Looks great Alpha! Kandosii!

    Adonian/A'den: How do you use the bondo glass? paint it, smear it? Hands, trowel?
    Mix it porperly, then shlop it on with a bondo spreader, smooth as best you can to begin with, then let it dry for a few hours, then mask up and sand. and sand and sand and sand and sand... then another layer and sand and sand and sand and sand etc etc etc. you get the gist.

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    Mask? Wear a mask? Good idea, that fiber glass would be killer on the lungs, ick.

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    I'll admit......... I dont ware one, and its really STUPID of me, I gotta go to the DEPOT and get one, I just pull my shirt over my nose and mouth, but it's not good enough.

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    As a life long construction worker I hear you there! The shirt method has saved my butt so many times in attics, crawlspaces, etc.

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    Mix it porperly, then shlop it on with a bondo spreader, smooth as best you can to begin with, then let it dry for a few hours, then mask up and sand. and sand and sand and sand and sand... then another layer and sand and sand and sand and sand etc etc etc. you get the gist.
    That is about it...but actually, if you over mix the hardener slightly you can get it to dry in about 15 minutes. Then for the sand, sand, sand...

    And yes, wear a mask!!! I didnt at first, and the cough lasted almost a month...


    A'den

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    A'den: How much is "slightly?" a few seconds, or a few mins.

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

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    And yes, wear a mask!!! I didnt at first, and the cough lasted almost a month...
    *** dude... it's FIBERGLASS!!! u know... small shards of sharp crystaline material that you DON'T WANT IN YOUR LUNGS! I'd hate to see the microscopic damage done... the fumes are dangerous too btw... something to do with nerve damage...lol

    Kal

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Hey Lev'ika, any progress?

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    blegh fiberglassed lungs hurt

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

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    A'den: How much is "slightly?" a few seconds, or a few mins.
    I mix between 10-20% over the stated ratios (more hardener, that is). so it dries faster.

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    *** dude... it's FIBERGLASS!!! u know... small shards of sharp crystaline material that you DON'T WANT IN YOUR LUNGS! I'd hate to see the microscopic damage done... the fumes are dangerous too btw... something to do with nerve damage...lol

    Kal
    Maybe the nerve damage will make the shard in the lungs not hurt. :P lol

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Alright im back!

    Last night i finally assembled the dome and today i attached it to my helmet :cheer

    I whipped out the camera and got my little brother to assist me by posing with my bucket

    I was hoping you guys could tell me if theres any mistakes or things i could change to make it better thanks
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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    ok for some wierd reason its only letting me put on attachment on each post so i will have do it indivually
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    Heres one
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    Heres another
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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Looks good Lev'ika!!! A little trimming on the cheek and cheekbone parts, and VIOLA! ready to glass!!!

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    And another
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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    thanks Josh
    I was just thinking they look good from the side but not quite right from the front :s

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    Yeah, it looks really good!!! Just a bit of trimming to get it flush with the rest of the helmet...

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    And another
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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Sweet! ok i will do that. How much do u think i should take off?

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Just enough to get it even with the fangs and the earcaps...Take the front edge of the earcaps and trace a lind to the edge of the fang, and that is your cut line.

    Btw, REALLY good looking dome!!! Great job on that!!!

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