My First GBCM3 *Its FINISHED* Spoilers in first post

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:14 am

so i started drilling the holes for X & Y buttons 3 weeks before chirstmas.... first one came out great the second i must have hit a wrong angle or something because it shifted 3 mm to the right.... *facepalm*

so i ordered a new shell and it came in last week so i can give it a second try.

the upside of this i have a test shell now so i can experiment on getting i high glos clear shell :)

pics will follow forgot to take them

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:58 am

as i miss drilled 1 hole on the Game Boy shell i ordered a new one.
New shell was delivered around Christmas but drilled it last thursday.
also new 3d parts where delived and all the others parts. here are some pics
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shell isn't ready yet the shell will be sanded and clear coated for a high gloss look then i will apply some decals (might get it UV printed) and then a last coat of clear. the front buttons will get some images on them as well in the theme of the decals.

also forgot to take a picture of the back with holes...

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:14 am

Did some test sanding my failed shell.

with the dremel it went way to fast and the shell sort of melted on some places.
result with dremel:
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after that i tried sanding it with hand with a much better result was nice and smooth when sending with 1200grid. wasn't finished but i saw this would work so i stopped and just photographed it. ordered some automotive clear coat for the next tests.
result sanding by hand:
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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by AntFJ » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:51 am

The really nice clear cases I've seen... no sanding is required.

Either way make sure you use adhesion promoter

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:08 am

AntFJ wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:51 am
The really nice clear cases I've seen... no sanding is required.

Either way make sure you use adhesion promoter
i want to clear coat it for a high gloss effect :)

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:17 am

sanded the battery cover
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back of the shell
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some liquid on the sanded part to see if it would give the desired effect.
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it looks glossy enough so the back of the shell is ready for its clear coat

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by AntFJ » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:30 am

The clear shells look amazing! that is for sure.

Here is some work from Zoki64 - he does not sand them prior to spraying paint.

From my conversation with Zoki64 on etsy "Its clear plastic primer, binder/intercoat clear and topped with clear coat. Clear coat needs that for proper adhesion."

I believe he needs the intercoat/binder to help cover his artwork. If you are going straight clear you just need the adhesion promoter (plastic primer).

https://www.deviantart.com/zoki64
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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:48 am

thats were i got the idea from. but like most of them they didn't respont to my questions so i had to invent the wheel again :).

i'm doing a print on the clearcoat and then seal it again with a clearcoat.

i'm first trying a waterslide decal as there arent any UV printers around where i live.... not close anyway

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:53 am

Did the battery cap first as a test here are the results

first layer of clear coat:
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dry
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it had a couple of little specks in them so sanded with 3000 grid and applied second layer:
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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:42 am

first layer of clearcoat on shell back. two more to go
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