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  • ShegoServer - The Green Watercooled Machine
  • ShegoServer - The Green Watercooled Machine


    Day 3 - Prep for Paint

    When painting bare metal and plastic always start with some sort of primer undercoat to ensure that your color coat sticks to the surface and glosses up like it should. I typically do light sanding with fine grit sandpaper and water between primer coats to remove any high spots. Once I'm happy with the results the color can be applied.

    It should also be noted that not all primers are the same; some color coats will actually dissolve primer and give you a rotten finish especially on plastic so do a compatibility test beforehand.
    I did color on Day 3 but didn't happen to snap any progress shots. The base color is a dark metallic green. I used a lighter green on the front bezel that is then dusted it with the darker metallic color. The effect is stunning though does not photograph well.