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Modding Argh Laquer fingerprints!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Vaz, 26 Mar 2007.

  1. Vaz

    Vaz What's a Dremel?

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    Hi guys,

    I just got my panels back and whilst handling the 'still wet' panels I ended up touching the panels. Now you can clearly see my finger prints on them. There small but still visible.

    How shall I remove them? The dudes done a few layers of laquer. Shall I simply spray over the [area] again or over the whole thing or is there no chance of recovery now at all?

    Kind regards,
    Vaz
     
  2. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    depends how deep they are, and how thick the paint is. But you probably have to sand down the whole thing and repaint. (you don't have to sand down to the metal, just the damaged layer.)
     
  3. Vaz

    Vaz What's a Dremel?

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    I dont think there too deep. I mean, it's had a hell lot of layers placed onto the origional paint. I think this was the last layer that was drying.
     
  4. Prometheus

    Prometheus Minimodder

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    if the prints aren't very deep I would let the laquer dry completely and then try some cutting compound (as used on car paintwork etc) to polish them out, just don't go mad with it.
     
  5. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I second the wait till dry and compound idea. But remember laquer dries REALLY slowly, it might seem dry but wait anyway.
     
  6. Vaz

    Vaz What's a Dremel?

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    could you please explain a little more on what you mean but 'cutting compound'.
     
  7. Prometheus

    Prometheus Minimodder

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    Cutting compound is like really really fine sand paper but in a liquid form that you polish out the marks.

    Farecla G3 liquid was what I was thinking about as it's not too abbrassive that it will leave marks (Something like T cut will probably be too abbrasive and leave swirl marks every where).
     
  8. Slim Slotloader

    Slim Slotloader What's a Dremel?

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    Rubbing compound might do the trick
     
  9. Vaz

    Vaz What's a Dremel?

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    So in lamemans terms... liquid solution to dissolve/remove the paint but not damage the metal itself. Got you :)
     
  10. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    No, no, that sounds more like a chemical stripper. Try something like 3M rubbing compound or Mother's rubbing compound which will just very lightly take off scratches and such when you rub it. If that doesn't work, use a very high grit sand paper to start, like 1000, or 2000 and then use the rubbing compound. Good luck.
     

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