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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:17 am

Laquer thinner is your best bet for cleaning the pipe. Not only will it degrease and clean the pipe, it will also degloss it and allow the paint to stick just a bit better.

I also suggest a light sanding and a primer coat or two before painting. And don't forget the clear coat afterwards.

If all of that is done correctly (and it's not hard), the end result will be outstanding and should last for quite some time, even with cheaper paint.
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:18 pm

I find it ironic, the only spelling mistake EVER found by me in your test is your name....
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:48 pm

john bunsenburner wrote:I find it ironic, the only spelling mistake EVER found by me in your test is your name....

Well, it's only a spelling mistake if you're not using the Anglicisation.

There are times when I do use irregular characters. Like with the word dæmon where I use the Æ ligature. Sometimes use the Œ character as well, but less often.

The reason I'm not very prone to making spelling errors is partly because I take pride in writing coherently, but I also use Firefox and it's built in spell checker.
Of course, the number of errors will of course increase if you decide to judge me on American English spellings, rather than those of British English.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:28 pm

by laquer thinner do you mean actene paint thinner?

i have some grey primer that is the color i want so can i just use that instead of normal paint?

also just get a spray can of clear right?
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:18 am

By lacquer thinner, I mean paint thinner. As far as the primer, I guess you could use it as the color you want, but primer gray is just so dull. As far as the clear coat, get clear coat. I used it from a spray can.

Remember to give at least two or three light layers of each to make it worth doing.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:25 am

i might just get some gray paint but i was looking so save a couple bucks

and i know to use light layers to avoid run

what gloss should i get for the paint?
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:29 am

I would go with a flat color. The reason is that the clear coat is going to give it gloss, and the gloss will not be overwhelming with a flat base color.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:29 pm

oh i guess i never thought about that..

what kind of finish woud your guys put on a wood stand?
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