JAY X

Front panel painting tone
« on: September 24, 2020, 07:04:19 AM »
Hi,

Usually, and regarding studio users, a front panel should be painted in Brilliant, matte or satinated?

¿what is the most usual finishing?

Jay x


ruffrecords

Re: Front panel painting tone
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 08:06:17 AM »
I think matte or satin finishes are the most common. Brilliant is likely to be too shiny and lead to difficulty in reading the legend.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
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'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

john12ax7

Re: Front panel painting tone
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 09:57:12 PM »
If it's too shiny / glossy it can also give off a reflective glare,  not a good thing for often dimly lit studios.

JAY X

Re: Front panel painting tone
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 04:01:26 AM »
Hi!

For the box, the same... with respect to making catalog pictures. I have matte and satin black.
I will test satin on a sheet of metal, to see how it shines...or not.

Jay x

ruffrecords

Re: Front panel painting tone
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 05:29:19 AM »
For catalogue pictures lighting is key. Best to use a diffuse source to prevent glare and never use flash. I have an LED disc with diffuser that sits round the nose of my camera. It has selectable intensity and colour. Less than$20 from China.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

JAY X

Re: Front panel painting tone
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2020, 05:54:11 AM »
Hi!

¿Is there a method to make spray painting over metal more resistent? I mean, just a primer is not enough to avoid  the color layer to chip off a bit. ¿would it be better to furnace dry the spray paint? ¿or use car colors and a furnace?... Obviously powder coating would be the best option, but for small quantities there should be a way to make the paint last longer... ¿Any idea?

Jay x

Re: Front panel painting tone
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2020, 08:45:59 AM »
sometimes a top coat can help. I use waterslide decals on guitar pedals and "seal" them with a spray lacquer of either satin, semi-gloss, or flat. (been liking the flat lately)

JAY X

Re: Front panel painting tone
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2020, 09:16:26 AM »
Hi RSRecords!

¡I will try the top coat! Great Idea!

Jay x

Re: Front panel painting tone
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2020, 08:29:21 AM »
2K clear varnish is pretty resistant.

dirtyhanfri

Re: Front panel painting tone
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2020, 11:17:43 AM »
I just started making powder coating in my shop and the results are quite better than any other paint I've tried, had a hard time to even make a little scratch.
Working on it...


boji

Re: Front panel painting tone New
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2020, 04:32:44 PM »
Quote
I just started making powder coating in my shop and the results are quite better than any other paint I've tried, had a hard time to even make a little scratch.

+1

Quote
¿what is the most usual finishing?

UV luminescent engravings on old flickinger desk might take the award?

For sure a high gloss powder basecoat would need a matte or non-gloss topcoat.  8)
« Last Edit: December 16, 2020, 04:48:22 PM by boji »


 

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