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Well first off thanks to MyNameIdeasWereTaken, for the how-to video's,So as I was browsing DIY videos on youtube an idea struck,seeing as I havent saw anyone do it I decided to paint the waterfall console,At first I thought plasti dip would work and well, lets just say it looked like trash,and then my wife suggested we paint it in Acrylic,and well here are the results of both plasti-dip and the Acrylic.

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The Acrylic Waterfall
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I really like the rough look of the paint and I am in the process in painting the face cover
 

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Bit late mate... My waterfall is in Java Brown and has been that for a while :D



But to you :D The black looks "cheap". The blue and yellow flag looks good, but it is a very rough job. If I were you, I would get myself another waterfall (plastic version) and then spray it blue and yellow, but in that case then a metallic and seal it off with a nice solid hard varnish to get a nice sparkle...
 

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Yeah, not the first. Sanatarium was one of the firsts with his red interior, Kalvin22 with his blue, SewInThePast with her custom pin striping (C30), and a few other member have done painting and vinyl work..

I was silver almost a year ago, and now I'm FGM





All in an attempt to cover up the messed up brushed aluminum.

I like the Swedish flag idea! A little too bold for my taste, but it looks good. I agree that it needs to be cleaned up a bit though (the roughness is unique, but the lines don't appear perfectly straight); I would highly recommend Duplicolor paint, as it will withstand heat better, and use a Duplicolor clear on top of that (3-5 coats). If you have a large keychain, you'll also want to put a small piece of tape along the top left edge of the waterfall, to avoid it being scratched during hard left turns.

+1 for another unique idea though :thumbup:
 

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Yeah, the wife's was done a year ago (her design)

 

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Yeah, not the first. Sanatarium was one of the firsts with his red interior, Kalvin22 with his blue, SewInThePast with her custom pin striping (C30), and a few other member have done painting and vinyl work..
And leather work ;)
 

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Wow!!! I don't know this is much recoverable without much work!

Some of the easiest technique to get a clean work these days is to use some good quality vinyl. But the surface must be really smooth or it will show every little imperfection.

High quality car spray paint and clear coat is good to but it's hard to get a clean job if you don't have means to control dust as it dries

Fabric/Leather isn't a bad idea . . . that said you'll have to find something that's not too cheesy.


Lol, at least I applaud you for not hesitating... :p



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Wow!!! I don't know this is much recoverable without much work!

Some of the easiest technique to get a clean work these days is to use some good quality vinyl. But the surface must be really smooth or it will show every little imperfection.

High quality car spray paint and clear coat is good to but it's hard to get a clean job if you don't have means to control dust as it dries

Fabric/Leather isn't a bad idea . . . that said you'll have to find something that's not too cheesy.


Lol, at least I applaud you for not hesitating... :p
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Easiest thing to do and it looks one of a kind :)
 

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Well this was fun seeing other peoples,and what I should do next time,I think I will keep this for a bit,Then I might buy another to do the metallic look,thanks for all the input
 

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Really?
Sorry man - That is; is - um, Damn~

The Idea is Good - the execution is off - I can see like brush strokes or something.
Sorry again
 

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I still like it :) But maybe that's because I was a physics major focusing on engineering, and switched to New Media Arts. I understand and appreciate the rugged look with the smooth design of the waterfall. All very well balanced and blah blah blah, I won't bore you with the semi-useless terminology I've been forced to learn :p
 

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I like it!

but maybe you should re do and use a straight edge for the lines. :D
did you use a tape? is this free hand? maybe a gloss coat over will make it sweet.
but five stars for your creativity!:thumbup:
 

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I really like the idea of the swedish flag. Combined with wheelcaps with Swedish flag :D yes, quality isn't right but i won't change it. It makes it more artistic :)
 

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I still like it :) But maybe that's because I was a physics major focusing on engineering, and switched to New Media Arts. I understand and appreciate the rugged look with the smooth design of the waterfall. All very well balanced and blah blah blah, I won't bore you with the semi-useless terminology I've been forced to learn :p
Actually, you are right on the spot. The brush marks actually do add a bit of natural and artistic styles to the work. If the brush strokes were always from top to bottom, you could recognize a "wood pattern" and therefore bring in the natural effect of Swedish wood under a Swedish flag. The combination of man made and nature made designs. But again, it would have to be all in one direction and no left right or "touch up" brush strokes...

I still like the idea and just the roughness is a little on the downside. But otherwise it is a great thing!
 

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First off, TMNT is bad ass, good taste there.

I'm not feeling the waterfall though, I personally am likely to copy Xenobe with the carbon to cover up the imperfections.
 

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the plasti-dip application looked really "rough". did you sand it down after plasti-dip and before acrylic? i think this is where you may have erred. a good 1000 grit sanding would've made all the difference.
as stated by others, the idea is boss.
 

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question - do the radio / climate control knobs come off without having to remove the whole waterfall? i would like to be able to give those a good cleaning and possibly spraybomb.....
 

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question - do the radio / climate control knobs come off without having to remove the whole waterfall? i would like to be able to give those a good cleaning and possibly spraybomb.....
Yes, if you have a thin tool with a small hook, you can pull them off from the front.
 
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