The ECB Effector Building Course for beginners Part5 “Painting or coating and finishing”
If you want to build your effectors from scratch, You may have a lot of questions and wants to know the tips of them.
We are pleased to announce to launch The ECB Effector Building Course for beginners.The instructor is Hiroshi Ozawa, Sound Project “SIVA”‘s founder. He is also JPBA’s initiator.
This web course would like to introduce not only “How to build it” but also Hiroshi’s recommended tools, parts, etc…
We are providing to the contents that useful for not only effector enthusiasts but also who want to be a professional effect builder.
Sound Project “SIVA”’s founder, effect designer and builder. “Siva” is the japan’s most famous “ITA effector” brand. “ITA” means “painful” literally, but it is an “OTAKU” slang in Japan, not a negative meaning.
Almost pedal cover designs are seeking to be functional or cool. However, Siva is going a different way. Siva believes good effector needs a good cover design.He says “If it’s a cute girl? Your motivation will be higher.”
» Sound Project “SIVA”
Part2 “Parts and components-1”
Part3 “Parts and components-2”
Part4 “Case (chassis) processing”
Part5 “Painting or coating and finishing”
Part6 “Building an electric circuit board”
Part8 “Work example”
Part9 “PCB electric board processing(KiCAD)”
※Subject may change without notice.
In this article, I would like to introduce how to finish your chassis that I made in the previous case processing section.
You can build up your effector without finishing, but you’ll have a higher level of satisfaction if you can choose your colors. Design is also a major factor in determining the character of your effector.
This time, I would like to make a single color finishing. It is so easy to understanding for basic finishing technique.
First of all, I insist very important things.
You can not to hurry….
This is an ironical rule of the finishing. If you want to make a beautiful and steady finishing surface, You have to divide your processing. Also you have to spraying and drying again and again.
You can buy whole items of this article in hardware store.(Other than chassis）
・Lacquer spray cans (Your color)
・Sandpaper (#240 to #280)
You made it in previous processing section.
Lacquer spray cans (Your color)
If you want to finishing only one effector, 300ml can is enough. Approximation: One 450ml can of spray will finishing about 15 1590B size chassis.
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Metal primer makes the groundwork for finishing.
|» アサヒペン メタルプライマー 300ML クリヤ|
Clear spray makes transparent protective layer.top cover coat on your finishing.
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|» カンペハピオ シリコンラッカースプレー とうめい 420ML|
Leveling your finishing surface. if you want to make polishing surface, You will need an even higher grade of paper.
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Remove excess oil from the chassis.
|» キュキュット 本体 240ml|
Styrofoam blocks, Toothpicks
Styrofoam blocks is the work bench for your chassis. Fix it by toothpick on Styrofoam blocks.
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Pre-sanding provide Leveling the surface of tiny scratch and improving paint adhesion.
The condition of the surface varies from manufacturer. Choose your sandpaper based on the condition of the surface.
If your chassis has polished surface, you must sanding for improving paint adhesion.
Don’t forget sanding on the each corner.
Pre-sanding object is not polishing. Making finishing surface with tiny scratches for improving paint adhesion.
Degreasing, drying, and placement
De-oiling, drying and placement
Wash up your chassis before spraying. Remove the oil by kitchen detergent. Don’t leave any detergent on the chassis. It may causes of Repel the spray.
Put your chassis on the Styrofoam blocks by toothpicks.
DO NOT TOUCH DIRECTLY THE CHASSIS AFTER DRYING!!!
I would like to make 3 layer of finishing surface.
First of all, Making groundwork by Primer, Coloring in the next and making top coat by clear spray.
How to spraying
I would like to show you some tips of Spraying for beautiful and steady finishing….
See the Pics 2.
1. In the beginning of spraying, Spray outside of the object and checking spray condition.
2. Keep the distance to object almost 30cm.1.In the beginning of spraying, If you spraying in the outside, 15cm is the best.
See the Pics 4
1. Stay your object and move your hand! And You must stay pushing the trigger of the can during spraying to the object. If you stop your hand, Paint will be liquefy and driping and falling down.
Seet the pics 5
1.Cease your spray when leave from object.
2.Stay push on trigger while you spraying to the object. Be careful the spray conditions.
See the Pics6 and 7. 1.You have to spraying 3 times from 1 direction, but divide a 3 times and change the angle each time.
How to spraying the primer.
See the pictures….
Spray eachside of the chassis.
Change the directions of object, But do not touch directly. Use toothpicks
Spray eachside of the chassis.
Spray on bottom lid. This is not fixed on the Styrofoam blocks, be careful falling down. You can spray whole aspect on this position. you don’t need to change the direction.
Spray twice the primer. But you need intervals for drying and fixing. Don’t leave your chassis with primer on the outside of the house or under the sunshine.It may cause shrinkage and bubbles.
Finishing primer spraying…..
I have choose the black spray. Cool color isn’t it?
Start spraying, the procedure is the same as the primer. Clear is the same.
You can see the aluminum throgh the paint, but it is OK because It just still one time spraying. DO NOT TRY TO SPARYING AND MAKING THICK PAINT LAYER. If you want to making a beautiful and steady finishing surface, DO IT IN SEVERAL TIMES.
Let them dry and fix little while, and going to second spraying.
The second finish. You can still see the aluminum through the paint, but it is OK. YOU CAN’T HURRY TO FINISHING.
The third Finish.
The fourth finishing.
Please make sure surface have got a paint. If you can see the aluminum through the paint, try to patch spraying.
The Fifth finishing
You have to spraying until you can not see the the aluminum through the paint.
You should better to wearing the grabs…
Finally, Spray the clear to protect the painted surface.
The procedure is the same as the primer and colors.
The first Spraying…Can you see this?
The second spraying…You don’t need to thicker layer. That is enough!
Let dry and fixing the paint. Spray cans manufacturer says their recommendation interval but I recommend Leave them over 24 hours!
Have a fun !
See you next article. We will make the heart of the effector, the circuit board production.
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