My Cap WS Stealth Shield

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jschlosser

Well-Known Member
Alrighty, I already have a Cap TFA shield so I thought it was time to make myself a stealth one. I got my blank from Rolo and it's 26" was what I got since my other shield is 26" too. I got my star from Valor and he makes the best stars.. love his stuff.

Once I saw the one they had on display at comic con I knew I would have to make one.
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So I wiped down the back, front and star all down with acetone before I started.

Here's a pict of my blank and start blue taped to it:
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I then traced the star on a piece of paper and cut it out smaller than the actual star. Next I taped it on to the shield and traced it.
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Nexted I taped off the inside of the star and 1st circle to be ready for the dark blue inner circle
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next I cut out the inner cirlce with an exacto knife and tape off the rest of the shield so it was ready to paint
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I laid down about 4 light coats of the metallic blue and then a few more coats to get the color I wanted
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I let it sit to dry and then pulled the tape and taped and cut everything to lay down the light blue
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taped the back all up to keep it clean as well
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will hit with the light blue next!
 

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jschlosser

Well-Known Member
alright back at the shield. I let the dark blue dry for a day.

Here I hit it with the light blue metallic paint
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I had some issues with the painting, of the paint globbing up at the spout so I just had to spray in one prolonged coat a few times
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I let it cook in the sun and then peeled the tape
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after it dried for few hours I went for the star. I used jb weld on the shield and start and stuck/taped it to the shield while applying pressure with my hand
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pulled the tape after it dried a few hours
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the blue looks a little darker here b/c of the lighting, the light blue is actually lighter
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next I decide on semi gloss or gloss or even matte to finish it off.. well that and the brackets..
 

Spartan01

Member
Hi mate that looks very good , I also have a Rolo shield with Valors star & handles and am seriously thinking about doing the stealth , could you tell me what blue you used for the rings ? As I understand it's a difficult one to match ? And here in the UK we have the added problem of finding dupli colour , you just can't get it!
Cheers
 

jschlosser

Well-Known Member
Hi mate that looks very good , I also have a Rolo shield with Valors star & handles and am seriously thinking about doing the stealth , could you tell me what blue you used for the rings ? As I understand it's a difficult one to match ? And here in the UK we have the added problem of finding dupli colour , you just can't get it!
Cheers

Hi,

Thanks. I went with dupli for both blues the dark and the light blue metallic, I can take a picture of the can, but if you can't get it there, the I dunno. I had a hard time gettting a perfect match so I asked others what they used and they pointed me to the light blue metallic.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00407V3KA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

my brackets are part valor part other. I just couldn't afford his set and they are soooo think. so I had some machined from 1/16" aluminum and they work out wonderfully.
 

Spartan01

Member
That's great thanks , here in the UK we have translucent paint with the name VHT , the red & blue are what most used on our shields as it's fairly close.
 

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VinXero

Active Member
Very nice! I like the vertical mount you created for spraying. Did you wetsand the paint before clear coating? Mine is rough and I think I'm going to hit it with 2000/2500 then clear.
 

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jschlosser

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so I was going to semi gloss clear it since I didn't think it was totally matte.

I have another tfa shield that is glosses and I'll display them together.. so I just went ahead and just glossed it.
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I'm very happy how it came out.. I guess I like really shiny things.. lol.. here is it with my other shield as I work on the brackets.
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here are my brackets.. from a local cnc guy, straps and hardware from ebay and the those pices that connect the straps from from Valor.
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I use 1/16" aluminum for the brackets b/c of the weight and they are super super easy to install into the shield.

I use the scotch double stick extreme mountain tape and it's been rock solid for me. I use almost 2 rolls for 1 shield.
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It's pretty much done. Not sure if i'll wet sand it, or just wax it so it's more shiny.. lol...

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Deff use a matte clearcoat. The stealth shield is supposed to be subdued, not shiny.

agreed, but I just couldn't help myself , but I can always go back and matte it if I want to as well.
 

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