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    Whoever said painting is easier than veneering is out of their mind! This is a step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step inchworm of doom, only to have steps added every time you try to breathe and the .005 you move from it causes another mistake to fix!!!!

    /rant
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    Re: *&%^&% Paint!

    Welcome to painting!

    :p
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    • #3
      Re: *&%^&% Paint!

      "inchworm of doom" :D I got a good belly-laugh out of that.

      Not to mention all that dust you stir up every time you breathe.

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      • #4
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        Doh What are you currently painting the Beasties? I don't mind the painting too much but it'd be hard with the weather we've had the past month to get any done.

        Take it easy
        Jay
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        • #5
          Re: *&%^&% Paint!

          What kind of finish from the painting are you going for? If it isn't glossy, shouldn't be too bad.

          Make sure you prep like CRAZY, that makes the end process so much easier.
          Builds - C-Killa - Speedsters - LithMTM - Talking Sticks - Pocket Rockets - Khanspires - Dayton RS Center - RS225/28A - Kairos - Adelphos - SEOS TD12X - Dayton 8 - Needles - 871S - eD6c - Overnight Sensations - Tritrix (ported) - Lineup F4 - Stentorians - The Cheapies - Tub Thumpers - Barbells - Tuba HT - Numerous subwoofers - probably missing a few...... :p

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          • #6
            Re: *&%^&% Paint!

            + a bunch. I'm rarely in complete agreement with Mike, but definitely on this one.


            Originally posted by mzisserson View Post
            Whoever said painting is easier than veneering is out of their mind! This is a step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step inchworm of doom, only to have steps added every time you try to breathe and the .005 you move from it causes another mistake to fix!!!!

            /rant
            I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
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            • #7
              Re: *&%^&% Paint!

              I like painting

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              • #8
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                If I could "like" your post I would. I totally agree - veneering is WAY easier than painting if you are shooting for a professional looking finish. I once tried to do a gloss black finish on a set of speakers. I won't say that I will never try to do that again, but it is highly unlikely.

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                • #9
                  Re: *&%^&% Paint!

                  Originally posted by mzisserson View Post
                  Whoever said painting is easier than veneering is out of their mind! This is a step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step-by-step inchworm of doom, only to have steps added every time you try to breathe and the .005 you move from it causes another mistake to fix!!!!

                  /rant
                  Paint is indeed a very big part of a speakers design. :D

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                  • #10
                    Re: *&%^&% Paint!

                    Originally posted by fastbike1 View Post
                    + a bunch. I'm rarely in complete agreement with Mike, but definitely on this one.
                    + another . . . without a booth I paint only the color Fords came in, and flat to boot. Or Hammertone Green with bright Orange highlights on machinery.

                    If someone wants gloss they get PE boxes.
                    "It suggests that there is something that is happening in the real system that is not quite captured in the models."

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by mzisserson View Post
                      Whoever said painting is easier than veneering is out of their mind! ....
                      + 10000000000 Other than Duratex, painting is a royal PITA. If you have to go rattle can, probably more expensive too. I can veneer and spray a pair of boxes in about 6 hours. But they don't make veneer in Candy Apple Red Metalflake.
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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by LouC View Post
                        + 10000000000 Other than Duratex, painting is a royal PITA. If you have to go rattle can, probably more expensive too. I can veneer and spray a pair of boxes in about 6 hours. But they don't make veneer in Candy Apple Red Metalflake.
                        Hmmmmm, from Lou springs inspiration.

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                        • #13
                          Re: *&%^&% Paint!

                          I'll bet that sheeting that came up in Icor's recent thread has something like Red Metalflake.

                          We've also talked "rat rod" speaks, so I'm beginning to get a vision of metalfalke tuck and roll like the old Kustom amps of the 60's. Back in the days when I had hair. :D;)
                          I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
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                          • #14
                            Re: *&%^&% Paint!

                            Yup...that same company (Alsa Corp) will do a bunch of custom colors on 3M 1080.

                            http://alsacorp.com/strechchrome/als...aint_film.html

                            You could have candy red speakers, but it won't be cheap.
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                            • #15
                              Re: *&%^&% Paint!

                              Yeah, the pain is my first shot. It is my Iron Speaker Project. You can see ALL the wood working flaws, too. From 3' away they look fine. I had an issue with my table saw that caused the peices to cut slightly wavy in spots so nothing lined up as well as I am use to. Basically the blade guard was not level with the plinth so the edge of the piece I was cutting was riding the oval a little causing it to buck-out ever so slightly.

                              It is a two-tone paint job. Certainly no regrets, but man it is a tedious process. Like lou said, metallic sunset and dark bronze does not come in a 4'x8' sheet.

                              I used the Rustolium 2x coverage primer sanded to 500G which was buttery smooth. Then the rustolium metallic premium color. I cannot complain about the paint quality overall, it is great stuff to work with. Just frustrated as p o o p!
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