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  • vapor602
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    AH.. yes. I believe the duplicolor high build primer is what I've been using. =)

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  • Wolf
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    Originally posted by stangbat View Post
    Nope, I used this below. I bought it a year ago. I assume they still make it??

    Yep- I've seen that before. I just didn't recall them using "Crystal" in the name. My mistake.
    Later,
    Wolf

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  • stangbat
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    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    stangbat- I think you used Krylon Crystal-Clear, as Rustoleum's is called something else....
    Nope, I used this below. I bought it a year ago. I assume they still make it??

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  • Wolf
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    Originally posted by Eric.DeYoung View Post
    I'm getting ready to paint my front baffles on my Statement Monitors, and I'm struggling to choose between different brands of spray paint. I know that I don't want to do a gloss or flat finish (fingerprints, scratches, etc.) and that leaves satin and semi-gloss. What brands have you all had luck with for spraying MDF?
    Krylon Chalkboard paint is uber-flat, but using the Krylon Crystal-Clear acrylic topcoat of your choice in finish would be a change for more gloss. FWIW, using the Chalkboard and CC-Gloss would get you in the middle somewhere. I use Duplicolor's gray High-Build Primer from the auto-parts store. Make sure you Elmer the edges first, then primer, then paint, and sand wherever needed.

    If you want gloss-black or medium-black in one step with clear-coating, "ColorPlace Rust-Control" is my pick. I have not used Krylon Gloss-Black, and I didn't like the Rustoleum when I tried it.

    I have a writeup for my spray-paint methods in my blog should it interest you.

    stangbat- I think you used Krylon Crystal-Clear, as Rustoleum's is called something else....

    Later,
    Wolf

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  • Eric.DeYoung
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    That finish is just what I'm looking for! Too bad they stopped making the semi-flat black! I guess I'll take a look around for some Krylon satin black. Thanks for all the replies!

    Eric

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  • williamrschneider
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    Wow, that thing looks real cool, whatever it is.
    By the way, what is it?
    Are those cutouts for a woofer and a tweeter?
    It was a base for Linkwitz Plutos I built two years ago...

    http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~schneidw/audio/pluto.html

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  • replied
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    Wow, that thing looks real cool, whatever it is.
    By the way, what is it?
    Are those cutouts for a woofer and a tweeter?


    Originally posted by williamrschneider View Post
    +1 on Krylon semi-flat. I've got a stash of about 6 cans left.

    Here's one project painted with semi-flat...



    You can see I used it on the base of some speaker stands too.

    I will probably switch to satin as suggested above when my semi-flat runs out.

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  • williamrschneider
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    +1 on Krylon semi-flat. I've got a stash of about 6 cans left.

    Here's one project painted with semi-flat...



    You can see I used it on the base of some speaker stands too.

    I will probably switch to satin as suggested above when my semi-flat runs out.

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  • vapor602
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    Krylon 'Semi-Flat' Black, is my favorite spray paint ever =D. Unortunately I think they stopped making it recently, so I guess you have to go with either flat, or satin now. I would use satin. Either way, I don't think you can go wrong with krylon, they make some good stuff.

    Edit: Also, I usually use some type uf 'high-build' primer, previous to painting. I forget the brand of what I use, but it helps get things real smooth, coats quicker, and keeps the wood from soaking up the color and altering the finish.

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  • stangbat
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    I used Rustoleum textured finish for my baffles followed by a light coat of Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel to add some gloss. You can see the results in the album in my profile. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

    I used sanding sealer on the baffles and then lightly sanded them so that I had a smooth even surface for the paint.

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  • Green Machine Mowing
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    i used a krylon satin on the sides of my sub project that i just posted, it looks good where i did the prep right :rolleyes: it has a "modern" shaped cap, id check that out

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  • jerryanderson
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    Krylon makes different kinds to suit your need. The nice thing about Krylon, is you don't have the runs, sags you might have with other brands. They have a pretty good set up time as well. The main thing is, no matter what brand you choose, take your time and you will be happy!

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  • Eric.DeYoung
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    Black Spray Paint - Brands?

    I'm getting ready to paint my front baffles on my Statement Monitors, and I'm struggling to choose between different brands of spray paint. I know that I don't want to do a gloss or flat finish (fingerprints, scratches, etc.) and that leaves satin and semi-gloss. What brands have you all had luck with for spraying MDF?
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