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12-03-2005 06:41 AM  12 years agoPost 1
freakyreefrrKey Veteran - Kansas\Colorado border - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Here is my newly painted Evo 50. Rattle can paint job, photoshop and a bit of laminating stock. I was able to print directly onto the laminating stock. Checkerboard was done with "glitter" vinyl and printer. Took it to body shop and had it clear coated. The idea of laminating stock hit me as a "do-able" plan. I was a bit concerned about how it would react with the clear coat. Using this method, you could print virtually anthing you want onto a 8.5 x 11 sheet. I know it sbeen done with waterslide decals, but this seemed a bit easier.
Bleach bottle canopy, sanded, flashed, bulldog, primer and plenty of sanding. I must say I am happy with the results. We'll see how it holds up now.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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12-03-2005 06:53 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Andrew_S

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Looks great........good job.

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12-03-2005 07:05 AM  12 years agoPost 3
V-22 Osprey

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Sidney, Maine

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Very sharp, job well done!!! How much did they charge to clear it?

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12-03-2005 07:09 AM  12 years agoPost 4
RobRoy

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Very clean, and highly visible. Nice Job.


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12-03-2005 08:09 AM  12 years agoPost 5
freakyreef

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Visibility had been a problem with the stock white canopy, which is my main reason for painting. I am betting it will be a bit more visible now.
The clear coat was done for no charge. I talked to the owner and he said they always mix up extra to make sure they have enough so it wouldn't cost him anything. He cleared coated it, then had me put on the design then cleared it again. Guess it helps to live in a small town.
Thanks for the compliments. Thought I would share the use of the laminate method. Cheap and easy to do. Since its under the clear coat it should last as long as I keep it in the air and away from the ground.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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12-03-2005 04:06 PM  12 years agoPost 6
l-milk

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great job. lines are nice and crisp. color scheme is super. i will have to try the laminate .

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12-03-2005 04:55 PM  12 years agoPost 7
brooksnb

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Looks just fine to me Chase !! The little fellow in the picture seems to approve as well.

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12-03-2005 07:48 PM  12 years agoPost 8
erichelipilot

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Looks very nice. You should send it to me so I can see it on my Evo - er I mean in person. Very nice.

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12-04-2005 07:30 AM  12 years agoPost 9
freakyreef

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Looks good Chase. Did you airbrush I assume? Probably a bit too dark for me to figure out orientation, but looks nice.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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12-04-2005 09:00 PM  12 years agoPost 10
BlakeMcBrayer

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Georgetown, Ky

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Both of those canapies look GREAT!

For those who lack the painting skills and who would like something that is patchable after a crash, don't forget the vinyl route.

Here is a Evo 50 I did a couple of months ago.

There are a few more photos in my gallery.

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12-05-2005 03:36 AM  12 years agoPost 11
freakyreef

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How did you do that with no wrinkles?!

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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12-05-2005 03:51 AM  12 years agoPost 12
joeskeeter

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South Georgia

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Very nice.
I got a real smooth one with cans as well.
The trick is in wet sanding between coats.
I went simple one color the first time.
I think I got a pic in my gallery.
I have recently learned about a new Krylon Fusion.

http://www.misterart.com/store/view...1&group_id=8420

I didn't get it there, I think Home Depot has it.
Got a little flaking around the rubber canopy
gromments so I may just do it over.
I like your idea with the graphics.
May be a good excuse to break out my air gun.

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12-06-2005 02:17 AM  12 years agoPost 13
BlakeMcBrayer

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Georgetown, Ky

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I can't really explain exactly how to stretch the vinyl here. It's something that is kinda hands on to learn. I was in the vinyl sign business for about 8 years, so it comes second nature. It takes a fair amount of patience and a nice heat gun.

The EVO canopies are a pain compared to the Raptor's. The EVO has alot of compound curves in the canopy.

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12-06-2005 03:45 AM  12 years agoPost 14
catman

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Macomb Michigan

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Very nice job! Were do find the laminating stock?

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