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More Dome Progress

The dome is a complicated beast. I keep finding more information about how to finish it, and reconsider the final result I’m looking for. Over the holiday weekend I took some time to remove the panels from the inner dome with an air jigsaw (perfect tool for this job), polished the outer dome panels to my liking, and polished a new aluminum Radar Eye. I also fine-tuned my Artoo Blue paint recipe, waiting 10 minutes between each coat, 20 minutes between different paints. I’ll post some samples soon.

  • No Dykem. It fades over time, doesn’t provide a reliable bonding surface for additional coats
  • 1st Coat: Light Duplicolor Metallic Base
  • 2nd Coat: Medium Duplicolor Metallic Base
  • 3rd Coat: Light Duplicolor Metalcast Purple
  • 4th Coat: Light Duplicolor Metalcast Purple
  • 5th Coat: Medium Duplicolor Metalcast Purple
  • 6th Coat: Light Duplicolor Metalcast Blue
  • 7th Coat: Light Duplicolor Metalcast Blue
  • 8th Coat: Medium Duplicolor Metalcast Blue
  • 9th Coat: Medium Duplicolor Metalcast Blue
  • 10th Coat: Medium Rustoleum Crystal Clear Coat
  • 11th Coat: Medium Rustoleum Crystal Clear Coat

Radar Eye wet-sanded 600,1000,2000 then Mothers polish Air Jigsaw, great for removing panels