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Old 01-23-2013, 5:35 PM
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Default Final decals and clear coat

********* 1/23/13 update *********

Applied the decals and then applied about 6 or so coats of clear coat (spread about 10 minutes or so apart). Used a one stage automotive clear coat (since this will be inside the garage) that I will be able to wet stand and then polish later on (3-4 days after curing).

Decals are sealed in now (base plate and back of column) and sometime next week I'll do a small wet sand/wax/buff test to see how it comes out (probably the top plate that will be covered by the oak wood top.

I also decided on a different route for the primer catch cup. Took an aluminum drinking can, sanded the artwork off, cut the top down, drilled a 1/2" hole in the cap and then primed/painted it. Shot it with clear coat today as well. Ended up attaching small magnets to the base so when I sit it on the floor plate of the press stand, it will not move but "click" into place.

Decals/clear coat:
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