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#1 erik

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 06:53 PM

i've noticed that my new meade 6" SN has a nice finish, but it appears as meade only put one coat of paint on it. i was installing my rotating rings, and i chipped a bit of paint off w/o really trying. the coating is VERY thin. i was thinking about applying a couple of coats of clear paint over the white crinkle finish to protect it. has anyone else done this?

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:15 PM

You might want to try Johnson's Future (liquid floor polish). I use it to coat thin film decals I print before applying, then as an overcoat after. It's durable and non-yellowing.

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:28 PM

hmm, hadn't thought of that. is that something that will stay on a long time?

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:32 PM

Erik:

Someone painted their refractor not too long ago (there was a thread within the last couple of months). You may want to search or ask in the refractor forum. They noted a few points about it.

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:47 PM

thanks frank, i'll do that. ...i don't want to repaint the ota, the finish looks nice. i just want to make it more durable, as it seems prone to chipping. meade should put 2 or 3 coats on these scopes...

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:48 PM

I have a decal I made for the spare tire cover on my van five years ago, and the coating is still on it and the decal's intact.

The advantage of Future is that you can remove it easily or paint over it if you like; in the meanwhile, it's a tough finish, and quick to apply.

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 08:10 PM

great, rusty, i'll try that then. thanks a lot for the tip!! :watching:

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 03:23 AM

they might as well just sold you the tube and the mirror by the time you get done that will be the olny original parts.

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 11:52 AM

hey, what about the corrector plate? :grin:

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 07:41 PM

i forgot it's a sn

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:40 AM

I second Rusty's comment. I also use Future to protect a custom paint job (on a refractor). Great stuff.

You might want to try Johnson's Future (liquid floor polish). I use it to coat thin film decals I print before applying, then as an overcoat after. It's durable and non-yellowing.



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Posted 06 July 2005 - 07:55 PM

hey, what about the corrector plate? :grin:


Surely you'll get that refigured.... :tonofbricks:


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