M14x R1 - Refurbish Project

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    I'd love a custom painted M17xR4 but too bad shipping would cost so much :D
     
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    Yeah, probably not worth it. I have a spare lid and frame for an R4 so I may give it a shot. I'm keen to do a flat orange/black combo soon.
     
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    When spray painting doesn’t go to plan.......

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    The lid is looking great though.

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    What happen? :eek:
     
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    Not sure, maybe I sprayed it too thick. It wrinkled instantly, it was actually kind of cool. Kind of like a science experiment.

    I had to strip the paint and primer off and start again. I’ve put extra layers of primer this time and I’ll put the base coat on in light layers.


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    I'm wondering if I try red on the palmrest again or keep it black (or even white....)
     
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    It’s starting to come together. The lid and the frame are completely done. I decided to switch to a satin black on the palmrest after my earlier setback. It will need a satin clear coat in a few days and then reassembly can begin.

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    Palmrest is still a few days away but the rest is all back together
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    All done. It’s always good when it boots after being in a hundred pieces.

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