these things look sweet
Its about six bucks a can at places like Lowes/Home Depot. The reason I found it was I have a friend who does repair and customization work on bicycles and skateboards, and he’s been using it to repaint trucks and fenders. Its meant to go over metallic but is actually a sort of dark lacquered color if you spray it over non metallics. Its also not opaque so you need to lay down primer before hand, but the advantage is that dark colored things that are below the paint (like say, stenciled on logos or button notations) will show through.
And here’s what the top of an engine block looks like, this would be the paint sprayed over either the bare metal or a metallic undercoat:
It layers really well too, here’s a Xbox 360 controller thats been primed silver and then covered with several coats (if I had to guess I’d say about six maybe):
The reason I recommended it here was that for about twenty bucks you could buy enough cans of it and some silver or white undercoat to do an entire Kraylix and it would look extremely snazzy. I for instance, plan on using it on my home made arcade cab I’ve been hacking together in my spare time.
What about sanding, before/after/in-between; grit. Your recommendations?
Looks great, what are the colors available? What primer did you use?
Alright guys, the cosmetics of the arcade are finally complete. Here are some pics showing the cabinet before wiring and tv. The 7th orange button on player 2 is replaced with a white button now, I forgot to take a picture but you can imagine lol. Tell me what you think
Got my fans and power supply installed yesterday. pics up soon. i got my pcb’s wired as well. focusattack has been out of 5 pin harness’ for the joysticks for about 2 weeks now so i found them on ebay for even cheaper with free shipping. too bad i didn’t notice they were in china until after i bought them lol. oh well, once i get those this week the arcade will finally be complete.
The torture of waiting for that last critical piece to complete the build! Good luck, looks sharp!
MY Kraylix will BLOW your Kraylix AWAY!!!
No words bubby pics and we’ll be the judge. Lol.
Pics just show the exterior, doesn’t show whats inside. I guarantee the components I’m using will surpass ALL others. I’ve read this all forum and no one is doing what I’m. LOL!
I’ve take it upon myself to add a mini keg in mine with the tap coming up the middle above the start buttons lol
no liquid is going ANYWHERE near my Kraylix!!! : P
Kray did say he didn’t know anyone doing what I am doing.
Alright man, just do some internal shots so we can see watcha got.
I don’t a place I can post them. I know that sounds like a cop out. I have them on FB but they don’t seem to link correctly.
Component list: Sony 3D LED TV, PS3, Monster Power Conditioner, Emotiva XDA-1, Hafler P3000, JL Audio speakers, Apogee cables, Sanwa Joysticks & buttons, Suzo Happ lighting kits & door, customer painted PS3 controllers, Linksys Gigabit switch, Silenx fans & PS360+ PCBs.
post it or GTFO!
maybe when its done.
Hey guys, figured i would share my experiences with the group.First off i recommend using bondo and when you sand make sure the surface is completely smooth. Stay away from putties. The portions i used putty ended up cracking after the paint went on. Second, when you start to wet sand your clear coat don’t sand past the clear coat! screwed my CP paint job by doing this. Third, expect to spend A LOT of time on these cabinets. I basically gave up towards the end after spending a month on it. Lastly, expect to spend a lot of money on materials. (oh and bondo the entire thing, something i failed to do as you will see on the front of the cabinet.
All in all it is worth it but if you have little patients this is not the project for you. I ended
It is amazing on how much money you end up spending on this cabinet. One would not think of the misc things here and there. It adds up quickly.