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ThomasG
05-14-2007, 01:33 AM
Im painting this box a glossy black. I put on 2/3 of a quart of primer on today. Then the sun started to go down, so tomorrow i got a little bit of primer left 5 black cans of lacqer and a clear coat to put on.

This box has a **** load of screws on it due to all the bracing

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/xtgrovex/box3.jpg

and its the same on the other side.

Ill try and get a shot of the bracing tomorrow.

Here it is with 2/3 of the primer on

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/xtgrovex/primer.jpg

I can already see my reflection a little bit.

Stay tune for more pics tomorrow.

blackbonnie
05-14-2007, 01:35 AM
im staying tuned, whats it gonna house?

ThomasG
05-14-2007, 01:39 AM
a JBLW15 GTI :)

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/xtgrovex/diegomeet7-1.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/xtgrovex/Photo-0124-1.jpg


And BTW here is a design picture of the box, those who are interested

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/xtgrovex/Thomason15Jbl.jpg

SHiZNiLTi
05-14-2007, 02:16 AM
I see sanding sealer primer in the 2nd pic form the top. That stuff takes a while for it to cure enough to sand. Well it did when I used it. I also used the entire yellow container of it on a 5 cuft box.

ThomasG
05-14-2007, 02:19 AM
Yea im using the entire container as well

ThomasG
05-14-2007, 02:25 AM
I see sanding sealer primer in the 2nd pic form the top. That stuff takes a while for it to cure enough to sand. Well it did when I used it. I also used the entire yellow container of it on a 5 cuft box.

haha wow your actually the guy who im going off of lol.. Didnt notice it till now. I went and bought everthing you listed

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2877772&postcount=16

from your post ^^^

SHiZNiLTi
05-14-2007, 04:01 AM
haha wow your actually the guy who im going off of lol.. Didnt notice it till now. I went and bought everthing you listed

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2877772&postcount=16

from your post ^^^
Cool. Let me know at what steps your at. Also in my sig I have some info. The sanding sealer takes a long tiem to cure like 2-3 days before it will sand correctly. If you try sanding it and you see and feel it ball up under the sand paper that means it isnt cured enough yet. After mine cured for 3 days I sanded it and it came off in a white powder.

Hopefully you get the same result that I did...

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6193/boxshineuw6.jpg

ThomasG
05-14-2007, 01:06 PM
Hopefully mine doesnt take that long. Im going to be leaving it out in the blazing sun so hopefully that speeds things up

SHiZNiLTi
05-14-2007, 02:44 PM
Ya leaving it in the sun will help big time. It was pretty cold outside when I did mine and it was inside the garage.

mlstrass
05-14-2007, 04:25 PM
That's going to be a LOT of work, so be prepared to spend some time on it. Will be worth the effort though if done right.

Using an electric sander I assume?

ThomasG
05-15-2007, 01:59 AM
Here it is so far.. Still got 1/3 of a quart of gloss to put on tomorrow

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/xtgrovex/boxpaint.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/xtgrovex/boxpaint2.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/xtgrovex/boxpaint3.jpg

Wkbdkid
05-15-2007, 02:25 AM
From the last pic i take it that you havent sanded yet? You dry or wet sand?

ThomasG
05-15-2007, 03:36 AM
From the last pic i take it that you havent sanded yet? You dry or wet sand?

dry

SHiZNiLTi
05-20-2007, 05:23 PM
Hows it coming?

PV Audio
05-20-2007, 09:13 PM
You need to dry sand multiple times to get a glossy enough finish to put your top coat on. It really does take a long time.

SHiZNiLTi
05-20-2007, 10:01 PM
You need to dry sand multiple times to get a glossy enough finish to put your top coat on. It really does take a long time.

Possibly PV was using a different paint other then lacquer like I was using because I only spent 20 minutes wetsanding and it was on pretty much after all the paint was sprayed on....

I didn't dry sand the black lacquer at all when I did my box.

The only dry sanding that I did during the entire process was when I used 400grit on the last coat of primer.

I just used 5 cans of lacquer, about 1 can per coat with no sanding in between coats.

The last step after all the black lacquer was sprayed was wetsanding.

This was before wetsanding, notice the huge amount of orange peel...
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5972/beforewetsandingat2.jpg

And this was the outcome after wetsanding for 20 minutes...
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7284/shinebk3.jpg

Maybee I just got lucky the way I spayed the paint on :D

PV Audio
05-20-2007, 10:30 PM
Oh yeah, I meant to tell you something.





I hate you. :D

SHiZNiLTi
05-20-2007, 11:18 PM
LOL PV :D I do hafta admit, your way is the "correct way", but takes alot of time.

joem1cha3l
05-21-2007, 01:19 PM
wow man looks really good