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Project: Radical Fusion [10th June 07] Finishing the windows

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Bas van der Werff, 17 Apr 2007.

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What to do with the grill???

  1. Paint the mesh and polish or chrome the grill.

    28 vote(s)
    82.4%
  2. Do it the other way around.

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. And other nice idea.

    4 vote(s)
    11.8%
  1. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    well, up till now the poll's pretty clear :rock:

    I also voted for the first choice, it seems like the way to go judging by your last pics...
     
  2. V3ase

    V3ase New Member

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    Bas van der Werff - Can your case can be splited ?? Becouse so high case brings problems with transport. At this moment i want reconstruct my case in other theme.
    But this is hudge problem, when i want take my case to an expo or something.
    Or your case is just in one piece :D
     
  3. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    I've voted now, and for me , if I can suggest you, do the polish work, don't hide the steel under colors...
     
  4. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Hi Guys!


    I will make it easy to be splitted, the two cases are only connect by screws that i'll make sure of that they are easily accessible, also al connections (power ect) between the cases are going to be connected by plugs.
    Even the bare chassis are really heavy allready :p

    That for the votes, just what i thought :thumb: so i'll go do some paint & polish.


    Regards, Bas van der Werff.
     
  5. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Grill Polished

    Hi Guys!


    As i said i did the polishing on the grill and i also painted the mesh.
    The mesh is drying at the moment, but i just finished wetsanding on the grill :D
    It was a real pain to sand as the RVS was kinda scratched up from lying around :rolleyes: (stupid me) but i got the job done.
    Also RVS is a hard material to work with, and because the grill has rather large holes sometimes the sanding paper "grabbed" the holes.

    But here is the result (don't mind the dirt in between)


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    As you can see i still have to give it a good cleaning because a lot a dirt of the wetsanding is in the holes, and i still have to do the real polishing with the buffing wheel and polish, so it will shine even more when i'm done :cooldude:


    The process i used to do this:

    1 I started with a good cleaning of the grill.
    2 After that i sanded with 60 grit followed by 150 grit (both normal sanding paper)
    3 Then it was wetsanding with 180 - 220 - 400 - 600 - 1000 - 1200 -2000

    If you are going to do this make sure that before going to the next sanding grit all scratches of the previous sanding grit are gone or else you will see them later on.

    Hope you like it :D


    Regards, Bas van der Werff.
     
  6. elbarto241

    elbarto241 New Member

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    thats some might fine good ole polishing! nice work Bas. :D
     
  7. V3ase

    V3ase New Member

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    Bas van der Werff.- Well my is also on screws but i think to change screws to something what rally cars have on hoods. But i dont now how it is strong.
    And how you handle case :p it is to big and to havy to take it on hands.
     
  8. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    first one for sure, chrome would look great
     
  9. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    And that is no doubt the most valuable lesson to be remembered here...
     
  10. Jeroenotje

    Jeroenotje New Member

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    If that's just the wetsanding, I'm wondering what the real polishing will look like. Great job :) .
    You are dutch, right? Can't remember seeing you at a dutch forum. Aaaaanyways, I think you are doing a great job. Keep on modding! :)
    For cleaning up the edges inside the grill, you could use a wadding stick with some oil on it, the oil will make the polishing paste and dirt soft so it will come of.
     
  11. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Hi Guys!


    I think i'll make some kind of board with wheels wich i can use if i want to move it :)


    If the polishing won't come out the way i want it i'll get it chromed later on.


    Indeed it is, i remember the first time i polished something i kept getting "new" scratches in the end buts that is because you don't really see them until you get to the highest grits, so when you don't see any scratches just sand some more it will pay off in the end.


    Thanks:D indeed i don't come on the dutch forums, i do follow them but í don't post.

    [dutch mode] Ik vind dat er erg veel "gezeur" is op sommige forums, ik vind de sfeer hier veel leuker, btw leuke mod heb je aan de gang. [dutch mode/]

    I have some nice cleaning stuff for it because its RVS there are plenty of products to find to clean it, but i will use a wadding stick for it, nice idea :thumb:


    The mesh is drying with the final layer on it, and after dinner i'll go do some polishing :cooldude:


    Regards, Bas van der Werff.
     
  12. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Also thank you :thumb:
     
  13. Bas van der Werff

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    FINAL POLISH

    Hi Guys!


    After wetsanding it looked like this:
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    Here backed up with my subwoofer to give a feel off the look with black mesh.


    And this is with final polish:
    [​IMG]
    Hope you all like it :D


    Regards, Bas van der Werff.
     
  14. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    OH yeah baby you rock dude . that is sexy work :thumb:
     
  15. hotdog

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    That grill looks awesome. Your hard work paid off. Can't wait to see it installed.
     
  16. jegerjon

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    Hell yea!! Great work on the mesh plate as well as the hole case, keep going!
     
  17. Jeroenotje

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    Nice job! Yes, the dutch forums are not everything, LOL.
     
  18. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    :rock: Looks freakin' amazing, mate!
     
  19. elbarto241

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    sweeeeeeeeeet mercy. i think i just wet myself....
     
  20. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Nice work, sanding and polishing is not much fun, but worth the effort in the end!
     

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