This last weekend I was attempting to “improve” my keytar case paint job. There were some blobs of paint from how I had painted the first couple coats. I thought I was following the advice of some other people (particularly the Cyberdeck discord, yes, it’s a thing).
Apparently I failed.
I sanded the case and parts, and put another coat of paint on… and now there are visible scratches. I’ll have to sand it again… much more carefully, and then repaint. I’m not sure how well it will show up in the photos.
These are apparently not what was meant by “use coarse, medium, and fine sandpaper”.
I’m still annoyed at myself, and per further elaborated advice, I’m going to re-sand the thing again with a series of finer grains of sandpaper on a proper sanding block. “When you think you’re done, keep sanding.”
In other news:
Over the weekend I had to clean/lube/recalibrate my printer. I had been noticing some layer shifts in some prints, and this was the easiest possibility for me to address.
Seems to have worked, as my prints since then have been good so far. I needed something to test a long print time on something with verticality to make it obvious if these shifts occurred again. I decided to look for an appropriate Benchy, and someone had my back!
Optimus Prime! As a no assembly required print! I was in the mood for printing a robot, and thought to look him up. He transforms!