Keytar Paintjob

I finally got around to sanding and repainting the keytar.  Here’s what the case was like beforehand.  Some parts were rather scratched up during my last attempt.  Particularly near the neck.

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I sanded it 4 times, once each with 200, 400, 800, and 1000 grit sandpaper.  That took a while, but I got through a few episodes of Babylon 5, so it’s all good.

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The next day I drydusted the case, wiped the whole thing down with alcohol to remove the rest of the dust, and spraypainted.

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It seems to have come out much smoother!  My only gripe is that I forgot to cover the rubber feet, so I’m going to need to sand off that paint and cover them with painter’s tape again before the clear coat layers.

Next steps:  Rub’n Buff on the greeblies and stickering the back of the case.

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I thought I’d make the greeblie accents pop a bit with some pewter contrast.  I need to do a bit of research and planning to decide exactly what I want to accent and how I need to do it.

Here’s what I’ve got in mind for the sticker arrangement at the moment.

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I’ve debated a couple of other stickers, but I think they might cause some problems:

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I also feel like it needs one or two other stickers, but I haven’t found what I think is appropriate.

 

Miscellaneous items:

Yeah, I know I haven’t been writing in a while.  The RAM in my desktop went bad a few weeks ago, and I’ve been forced to operate from my laptop in the meantime, which is NOT convenient for getting a lot done, as I had picked it up as something super-portable for just checking email and such on trips.  The replacement RAM finally showed up, and I appear to be back in business!

I’ve been working on things around the house a lot, so hopefully I should have more content for here soon.  Being stuck at home a lot, I’ve been making a lot of tweaks and expanding my hobbies.

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