M17x R4 - Custom Gloss White refurb

MattyB

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Here is my recently completed refurb on an old M17x r4

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VRTX

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How did you manage to get the smooth finnish? Been thinking about this as i know that they come with the "soft touch" finnish which is probably a pain to get completely off...
 

MattyB

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How did you manage to get the smooth finnish? Been thinking about this as i know that they come with the "soft touch" finnish which is probably a pain to get completely off...
Lots of wet sanding between coats gets a nice smooth finish and then clear coat at the end. It's important to get the soft-touch off without scratching the plastic underneath it or it's very hard to cover up the scratches if they are deep. The soft-touch usually comes off with some solvent cleaner and a plastic scraping tool. I also use a few coats of primer before spraying the colour.
 
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