Modifying SteelBooks

Hey @Wreck - quick question on Modifying Steels- I'm trying to spray paint a gloss finish on a steelbook, but try as I might- I can't get an even coat on a steelbook without there being some sort of "speckle" coming out of the spray paint can and looking like dust fell on the steelbook when it was drying. Any advice?
 
Hey @Wreck - quick question on Modifying Steels- I'm trying to spray paint a gloss finish on a steelbook, but try as I might- I can't get an even coat on a steelbook without there being some sort of "speckle" coming out of the spray paint can and looking like dust fell on the steelbook when it was drying. Any advice?
Couple rules. Never use a can with say less than 20% it’ll spray out in a spurt at some point and ruin what you are doing. Hold spray far away making waving like passes. If not looking good decrease distance. Keep getting closer as need be but smart to start far away.
 
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Hey @Wreck - quick question on Modifying Steels- I'm trying to spray paint a gloss finish on a steelbook, but try as I might- I can't get an even coat on a steelbook without there being some sort of "speckle" coming out of the spray paint can and looking like dust fell on the steelbook when it was drying. Any advice?
Remember not to spray paint during high humidity hence bubbles will be hard to avoid. I usually do it when it is 70 F outside and not too windy.
 
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Great info all, and lots of sweet customs!

I'm fairly new to customs, as I've only done one inlay custom. I'm looking to get printable magnets and customize front/back/spine magnets for my MCU Infinity Saga bonus discs (x4)

Which program should I use for outer template? GIMP or Photoshop elements? Tia for advice : )
 

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Great info all, and lots of sweet customs!

I'm fairly new to customs, as I've only done one inlay custom. I'm looking to get printable magnets and customize front/back/spine magnets for my MCU Infinity Saga bonus discs (x4)

Which program should I use for outer template? GIMP or Photoshop elements? Tia for advice : )
Well if you want to spend the money I believe Photoshop can bought for $10 a month through Creative Cloud, it's much more powerful and feature rich than Gimp is. On the other hand if spending $10 a month is not your thing then Gimp will work just as well.
 
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Well if you want to spend the money I believe Photoshop can bought for $10 a month through Creative Cloud, it's much more powerful and feature rich than Gimp is. On the other hand if spending $10 a month is not your thing then Gimp will work just as well.
Cool : ) Will try GIMP first, but thanks for the advice on photoshop monthly!
 
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I have been talking to a bunch of people who make their
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own steel book and say I should be using vinyl stickers for the outside as they are much better quality than using waterslide, I had just hit a snag though as you can see this weird marking happens when I put a clear enamel coat on it I was hoping someone knew what to do