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Modding Lacquer......

Discussion in 'Modding' started by SuperScrubber, 4 Sep 2001.

  1. SuperScrubber

    SuperScrubber Mad Chemist.....buwahahaa

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    OK I'm looking at a can of clear lacquer and it tells me to rub my lovely glossy black finish down before applying it !?!
    Now I might be new at this and I might not know much about car paints but wouldnt that make the finish duller? I'm not at all keen on doing so given that I've just used the last of my paint up.......

    So any experts out there......HELP!! What do you recon?
    I presume the purpose of this is to produce a key for the lacquer to stick to but surely if the coat is very clean anyway then it might not be neccessary......?

    Just looking for some advice or experience really as I dont want it to look crappy........

    BTW Spike did you sand down before applying the lacquer in your article? Also in your opinion is it really worth £5 to get some rubbing schtuff..........?.......Got any left ? :D
     
  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    hehe ....

    yeah, i was a bit confused when it said on the can to rub the colour coat down but i did and it came out fine ... its gives the lacquer something to key into. It basically fills all the gaps you make with the sand paper and flattens out. I have to be totally honest as I didn't sand the bezel before I lacquered it, personally i cant see any difference between the sanded and unsanded surfaces.

    That rubbing stuff is great. My can is still full almost, I used it on my whole case and i have been using it on heasinks to get them slightly smoother after lapping them. Very useful stuff to have around. Its basically like shaving foam that acts a bit like brasso (but smoother)

    hope that helps
     
  3. SuperScrubber

    SuperScrubber Mad Chemist.....buwahahaa

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    Cheers m8, much appreciated :)
    Think what I'll do is leave the sand before the lacquering if its not going to make much difference (I'm doing a few coats anyway) and I'll use a little 1500 wet + dry instead of the rubbing compound if it comes out unsmooth, its just that £5 is a little too much with hall fees loomy soon.........:(:(
    Besides given that its black the bumps/imperfections wont show as much as the shadows will be disguised even if the highlighted bits still show............should be ok I think
    Hopefully some pics soon :D:D
     

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