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    Feb 16, 2010, 12:50 PM - Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #1

    Well Pete (Lexuasnyny) approached me to do a repaint on his Rubies helmet that he received as part of the Deluxe costume that he recently purchased. When he first sent me pictures of the lid I was shocked that something like that was allowed to be sold. I mean it looks like someone took a paint brush and took a few swipes at it. He did not want a complete repaint so I told him that to me the most important part to Fetts lid is the the front. So we agreed on me repainting the mandibles, Dome dent, cat scratch and replacing the visor, which will be a task.

    I was able to get some primer on it this weekend and plan on laying down the bright silver coat tonight so I can then start masking out the damage and move on to the next color. Below you will see pics of the mandibles before and after the primer was put down.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 7:13 AM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #2

    my god ... what a ****** paintwork there was! Unbelievable! The shape of the helmet looks pretty decent to me so I am curious what you will make of it!

    It will be a great helmet afterwards!

    Ill keep an eye on this one bro! :-)
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    Feb 17, 2010, 11:37 AM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #3

    I have brush cleaning trays that look better than that!
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    Feb 17, 2010, 12:52 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #4

    Yeah I was amazed to see the paint job myself the fact the LFL and Rubies thought something like that was O.K.

    Well I was able to put down the bright silver layer last night so when I get home from work tonight I will start masking out the silver damage so I can lay down the gray either tonight or tomorrow.

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    Feb 19, 2010, 8:24 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #5

    Made some more progress, put down the gray coat and removed the masking fluid covering the silver. Now I will work on masking out the the gray and silver and spray the next coat PPR Maroon.

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    Feb 26, 2010, 11:19 AM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #6

    Well got some work work done on this. Re-masked out all of the previous damage as well as the new and put down a coat of PPR Maroon. Now to re-mask everything again and PPR Maroon damage and put down the final color of Caboose and then that should do it for the mandibles.

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    Mar 3, 2010, 5:46 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #7

    can't believe this is the same helmet...keep up the good work!!!
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    Mar 3, 2010, 5:56 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #8

    Thanks Bro, I will be masking off a few more spots tonight and should be ready to spray the next color down tonight!!!
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    Mar 3, 2010, 8:06 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #9

    wow, brother, you have got this layered technique down very well! i am very impressed with you work, lately...this lid will be fantastic! looking foward to watching this...=)
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    Mar 4, 2010, 4:32 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #10

    Got the caboose put down last night and the front mandibles are done, I will have to paint the rest of the ribon around the helmet so that the colors match as their color is off. At this point now I will move onto the front dome section and fix the dent and the cat scratch as their atempt is just plain sad.

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    Mar 4, 2010, 4:33 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #11

    Quote FettDad said: View Post
    wow, brother, you have got this layered technique down very well! i am very impressed with you work, lately...this lid will be fantastic! looking foward to watching this...=)
    Thanks D!!
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    Mar 8, 2010, 11:56 AM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #12

    Got the dome sprayed silver now to mask out all the Silver areas and spray down the Lark Gray.

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    Mar 20, 2010, 4:11 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #13

    long over due update, I got the gray layer put down last night and should have the necessary damage masked out by tonight so I can put down the green layer and just add the kill stripes. Once that is done I will be replacing the visor and hopefully getting this shipped back to lex by the end of the week.

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    Mar 20, 2010, 11:27 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #14

    you da man, brother! great work!
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    Mar 20, 2010, 11:49 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #15

    The difference is amazing...cant wait to see the finished job...gets better and better.
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    Mar 21, 2010, 9:38 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #16

    looks great so far...a little better than the rubies paint no? LOL
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    Mar 23, 2010, 4:25 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #17

    Alright got the kill stripes done last night and removed all the masking fluid today. All that is left on this bad boy is a wash and a few little touch-ups before hitting it with a dulcoat to seal it up. I will also be installing a new visor on this which should be done by Friday. Any way on to the pics and the first one is the helmet as it originally came.

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    Mar 23, 2010, 4:53 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #18

    arent you doing the cheeks and back?
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    Mar 23, 2010, 5:12 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #19

    No he did not want a total repaint, this will just be to hold him over for now until he can upgrade.
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    Mar 23, 2010, 5:25 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #20

    Excellent work my friend.
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    Mar 23, 2010, 5:46 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #21

    Thanks bro.
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    Mar 23, 2010, 6:56 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #22

    Quote deadland said: View Post
    No he did not want a total repaint, this will just be to hold him over for now until he can upgrade.
    wow with the work gone into it i woulda finished it off you did an amazing job on the rest it looks unfinished
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    Mar 23, 2010, 7:02 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #23

    I did forget that I was going to take care of the upper and lower cheeks as well and I will do a little bit of work on the back to make it look a little bit more whole.
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    Mar 23, 2010, 7:07 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #24

    OHHHHHH thatll make a World of a difference! I was like it looks so bad *** everywhere but the cheeks and the back I was sad for a second
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    Apr 6, 2010, 3:41 PM - Re: Rubies repaint for Lexusnyny by Deadland #25

    Alright got some more work done on this. I was able to get the upper and lower cheeks done as well as getting the two back panels done as well. That will leave me with the key slots and the trim on the back section of the bucket to finish up by this weekend so i ca work on ripping out the old t-visor and replacing it with a new one.

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