rahmoan, post: 3064219 wrote:
where can i get mdf, and what's the general cost for an average piece..i'm planning on making a stick from scratch. also, did you guys use a dremel to cut the holes into the MDF..i'm sure you guys used a template for the holes no? can someone PM me..i'm really anxious to start this project already.
Polic, post: 3064225 wrote:
instead of spackling, can I use wood filler? I couldn't find spacking. Where in home depot would I find it?
Also, during the "first" color wet sanding portion, what grit should i use?
Just wanted to say awesome tutorial Digital, your hard work and attention to detail is very much appreciated!
maduhbee, post: 3064232 wrote:
i see the crevices where the wood joins together... is that going to be a problem? should I have used spackle to seal it?
maduhbee, post: 3064235 wrote:
after the first coat of paint, it doesn't look too bad... I'm on my second day of waiting.. tomorrow's the sanding day!!! Also, I've noticed that since I had it on card board, I would need to move it so it doesn't dry up with some sort of paper underneath it!
bigsexyc420, post: 3064238 wrote:
Its best to paint your object, so that it's elevated above whatever its resting.
Like say have it sitting on some blocks of wood resting on the inside nubs.
This way so that you can easily paint all the sides and rotate the piece with out worrying its going to touch anything.
maduhbee, post: 3064243 wrote:
oh yeah everyone, REMEMBER to paint/Primer in a CLEAN environment. Even when you put the clears on. I didn't, and i had weird wood chips stuck underneath the paint and dried! I couldn't sand it off because it would've blown through all the coats of paint and clear!
Clean environment guys!!! clean environment!
spenzalii, post: 3064249 wrote:
I've read thru the worklog a few times and decided to give it a try. The first time I went thru and tried to wet sand with 400 grit, it didn't seem to look too hot.
maduhbee, post: 3064247 wrote:
for each coat of paint, do we have to wait 3 days? Like I know the first one I had to wait 3 days, what about the second coat?
Digital717, post: 3064250 wrote:
It never looks very good after sanding. At the end though it comes out perfect after that final swirl remover gets wiped off.
Anyways I'm very interested in how well steel wool works for this. I've never tried it, but a lot of people use it to sand coats of polyurethane or some other finish on fine woods. I was always curious about it but never bothered to try it. So be sure to report back here. Pics would be great if you could.
satek, post: 3064255 wrote:
Looking clean, should look awesome once you stick the plexi on top.
Don't forget to drill joystick holes before it's too late!