A few months ago I attempted my first ever mod by customizing my SE. While the new Sanwa parts went in without a hitch and have been great ever since, I totally screwed up the others parts of it. I pained the case but didn’t put a clear coat on it and now it’s rubbing off on the areas where my palms rest during gameplay. I also had two disasters happen with my art, one at a local place and again at Kinko’s.
I’m going to redo the paint job with a different color of Krylon Fusion and use clear coat this time. Since I’ve had two bad experiences with custom art I want to use a bare metal faceplate to go with the look I’m designing. Now here’s my questions:
When I took the original art off, it ripped and left little white patchy marks all over. When I take the new adhesive art off and that residue and the original patch marks are still there, can I sand those off? If so, what kind of sandpaper should I use?
After the sanding, will my faceplate be protected if I put a few coats of clear coat on it? Should I do anything else?