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Thread: worn off paint on laser case. what can you do?

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    Default worn off paint on laser case. what can you do?

    I have some areas on my aluminum laser projector case where the paint has partly worn off and on some edges it has completely worn off.
    What can you do in this situations? ive never painted metal surfaces before. can i paint just those areas? is it a good idea?

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    Let it be. Character marks. Road tattoos.

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    Any paint you apply will probably wear pretty fast, as it was probably anodized or powder coated from the factory. I would just use a black sharpy to touch it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eidetic View Post
    Let it be. Character marks. Road tattoos.
    Ditto.

    If it's REALLY bugging you, sharpie works ok. Depending on how much and WHERE the WEAR is, black gaff tape is a decent [replaceable] patch that will offer some degree of future wear protection. Downside: it gets cruddy, messed up, crumpled, and crunched easily. If you use cheap stuff, it leaves a sticky [but otherwise protective ] residue.

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    Can you post a picture of it? Painting metal isn't hard; just clean, sand, re-clean, prime, mask and spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiffler View Post
    ..I would just use a black sharpy to touch it up.
    ...Sharpies? Fellas, fellas, come on.. http://www.testors.com/products/667500 ..Hobbiest / DIY'er-Core toolz, 101! I thought everyone had 2-3 of these pups in thier boxes?! And, the 'silver-paint' markers, too.. Priceless for custom-marking on black-pjs.. 'Sharpies' are for writing 'what kind of burrito' you just ordered on it's foil wrapper... or, ya know.. penning indelible-obscenities on the 'glued-to-your-sofa-drunk' friend's forehead.. ..not skin-repairs on your $X-thousand dollar pj...

    ..seriously, those paint-markers work great, especially with a dab of 'clear-coat' on top.. Or, in a pinch-pinch, patch w/ a bit of this stuff (.which is another *must-have* for show-werk..) http://www.citytheatrical.com/Produc...ight-mask-foil ...(UK-source, here: http://cpc.farnell.com/1/1/45470-bla...pro-power.html ..stuff is the shizz, for all things-masking of lasers / pj's..

    dos pesos..
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    ....and armed only with his trusty 21 Zorgawatt KTiOPO4...

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    Why you always pickin on me Jon? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiffler View Post
    Why you always pickin on me Jon? lol
    Very targeted bullying . Jk although a sharpie or a "paint pen" would probably be less work the best results are complete reprinting of that panel or the whole unit

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    well if everyone just built their projectors from carbon fiber this would be a moot point...

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    Ohh, That would look sexy. Probably a bit expensive but damn sexy
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