Novus 2

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Darth Domain, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so my rubies helmet has had numerous coats of clear laquer sat for a long time and had a light sanding. I'm now polishing with novus two but still can't quite get that desireed shine/mirror finish. Any tips?
     
  2. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Keep going at it, it may take several attempts.

    If all else fails bring it to a bodyshop and have them clearcoat it.
     
  3. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    Sand down the helmet clean with novus 1, fallowed up with novus 2 polish, till it felt like my arm was going to fall off.
    Then end it with Novus 3 till your arm is good and raw lol wait for a few hours or a day as long as you want to wait it's up to you, then i used meguiars gold class liquid car wax or any car wax for that matter you don't have to use what i used

    and this is what it looks like for me
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    hope that helps
     
  4. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Cheers guys :thumbsup
     
  5. GundamZeppelin

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    Oh yeah i forgot say sand it with around 800 girt to 1500 girt i used 1500 to be safe, Or you can use 800 the go 1500,make sure your gloss coat is even tho or else some spots will be mirror finish while others will look a little crapy but no one will see unless the get super close to it so over all you will be fine.
    Sorry i forgot that part :(
     
  6. WebChief

    WebChief Sr Member

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    OK, call me slow here... I've never had to do this sort of thing but I have what's probably a really stupid question.

    I paint, then clear coat then actually sand the crap out of the clear coat? Doesn't that just make it all dull and ruin it? How does it get shiny then if I add polish on top of that?

    I'm so confused....
     
  7. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Painting... even in perfect conditions will result in a surface with minute imperfections and very slight "ripples" or orange peel effect that you can only get rid of by sanding the clearcoat and then polishing. By using the very fine grits as noted here you will even out all those ripples and remove any imperfections. After that, polishing will return the finish to a water clear appearance.
     
  8. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it is actually working now, i will be posting pics of my completed rubies soon.
     
  9. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    Glad it helped ;)
     
  10. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Looking forward to seeing the finished helmet Mark, I know you have been working on it for quite some time now.
     

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