My HIC build. TheFiVe0

BrotherVader

New Hunter
What is the most popular thing to use for the "carbonite" look that covers the wood paneling? Bondo, Spackle, Wood glue, other???
 

TheZeroEffect

Active Hunter
Awesome dude... I really would like to do one of thease one day, though I’m not to sure my wife would appreciate it on our wall :lol::lol::lol:
 

hvacdon

Active Hunter
Don't worry brother, you're not by yourself. There's not many wives that would appreciate a Han in Carbonite on their wall. That's why guys have man caves !!!
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TheFiveO

New Hunter
What is the most popular thing to use for the "carbonite" look that covers the wood paneling? Bondo, Spackle, Wood glue, other???
I’m using Elmer’s glue. I’ve read a few other threads on here with it and I just wanted to try it. The bondo would have been more expensive and harder to deal with I think. Lots of sanding. I’m hoping the glue will just work itself into place better.
 

TheFiveO

New Hunter
These are are a series of videos of the “Carbonite “ layering for the final effect. It took a long time for the main glue to dry so I had to wait.

Anyway i just spread the glue at different depths and then manipulated it around with a piece of card board. I’m now waiting for this to dry. Fingers crossed.

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TheFiveO

New Hunter
I am also cutting out some metal sheets to fill in the panels. I found that I just can’t get the chrome paint to look right.

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TheFiveO

New Hunter
This should be the third and final coat of the glue to create the carbonite effect. As long as it looks good tomorrow I think I will be onto sanding and painting han.

I also replaced aced the panel openings on the sides and filled the gaps so it looks more seem less when the panels are put back in.
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TheFiveO

New Hunter
Some panel work. I’ve been cutting out the sheet metal to fit the panel. It looks a little more authentic I think.

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clmayfield

Active Hunter
Hmmm... I have a piece of sheet metal but haven't cut it yet. I was thinking of making one solid backing piece, but you made many smaller pieces. What is the advantage of that? Seems like it might be a little more work, but would probably fit flatter.
 

TheFiveO

New Hunter
Some panel work. I’ve been cutting out the sheet metal to fit the panel. It looks a little more authentic I think.
Hmmm... I have a piece of sheet metal but haven't cut it yet. I was thinking of making one solid backing piece, but you made many smaller pieces. What is the advantage of that? Seems like it might be a little more work, but would probably fit flatter.
I tried to make one solid back also. The problem is trying to get it to stay secured.

The advantage to filling in with the individual pieces is that it applies directly to the existing backing. It’s way more secure and leaves no gaps.
 

hvacdon

Active Hunter
Looking Really NICE there 5-0 !! Would it be possible to cut out the openings in the panel and put one oversize piece of metal that would cover everything and epoxy it in place on the perimeter and any other areas ?
 

clmayfield

Active Hunter
Looking Really NICE there 5-0 !! Would it be possible to cut out the openings in the panel and put one oversize piece of metal that would cover everything and epoxy it in place on the perimeter and any other areas ?
See our discussion above.
 
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