Wednesday, January 5, 2011

enclosure finishing

from now on, i am going to quite improvise. i am going for glossy white finish. i could have it professionally done at any body shop but the price is quite outrageous and this is diy project anyways. i did some research online to see how people are tacking this kind of project. i could rent spray gun and attempt to do it same way as it would be done in body shop. this however would still cost too much for renting equipment and material itself. so, i am going to use what is relatively cheap and readily available.

step 1:
i purchased BIN, shellac based wood primer, at Home Depot. it is supposed to seal porosity and have good cover ability. i did two coats today.

followed with speckling and sanding with 220 grit, than another round of 2 coats of primer and speckling.
after everything sanded smooth i did 2 coats of krylon white gloss.

than i wet sanded with 1500 grit. circular, horizontal, vertical, diagonal.  lots of elbow grease used.

finally i waxed and buffed the surface to the shine i am happy with.

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