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"Extreme Makeover," Razorback Style! WPS!
« on: May 16, 2015, 07:33:28 PM »
Did a little work on the ol' Model 2.  First order was a good cleaning, and disassembly.  I moved my Auber permanent probe to 1" from the top (been meaning to do this for awhile).  I also added a sub-zero power cord, and kept it about 3' long (just enough to reach the Auber).  While I was in there, I added the 800w element, and routed the probe lead out the bottom hole with the power cord.

The box got a good sanding with 180 grit, wipe with acetone, and a few coats of self-etching primer.  It then received 3 or 4 coats of Dupli-Color Ford red engine enamel.  Topped it off with some great Razorback decals, and I'm in Hog Heaven! ;D   My buddies eying the SI are crazy jealous!  lol!

One thing left to do:  The door logo is stamped very shallow (at least in the middle), so there wasn't much to do with it during painting.  I'm having a die-cut decal made in white, in the exact shape and size as the logo, to go over it.  I'll update pics when that happens.
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Re: "Extreme Makeover," Razorback Style! WPS!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 07:35:22 PM »
Beautiful Tony!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 07:37:21 PM »
Beautiful Tony!!!

Thank Arnie!  I think I'm going to do the Little Guy (#1) in Packers green and gold! 8)
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2015, 07:43:29 PM »
As much as I like the stainless look, I love the red. The green and gold should be also really kool.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 11:58:25 PM »
If it was a car you would be pulled over for speeding.  Nice job Tony.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2015, 03:51:39 AM »
Paint looks great, I almost guessed powder coating. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2015, 09:51:50 AM »
Nice paint job Tony!
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2015, 10:44:27 AM »
You removed the original controller completely?  I dont see the knob or indicator light.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2015, 12:30:38 PM »
Tony, that is simply outstanding!  That is so well done I don't think I would be able to use it for fear of ruining the finish.  Kind of like taking a '64 Mustang show car to Wallyworld.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2015, 01:02:09 PM »
Wow Tony,

You can be super proud of the work you did here. Very impressive, almost to nice to use :)

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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2015, 01:08:05 PM »
You removed the original controller completely?  I dont see the knob or indicator light.

This is the digital prototype I was testing.  The original controller box didn't work right, so I removed it.  This one never had the stock controller, light and top plate.  If it did, I probably would have left them on.  It's bypassed, so I didn't see the need to have anything on the top.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2015, 01:09:02 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!  I wanted to do something totally different.  I need to talk to Steve about a powder coat option!
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2015, 01:09:58 PM »
Paint looks great, I almost guessed powder coating.

The engine enamel flows out really well on the last coat, and it does look like powder coating.
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2015, 01:19:08 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!  I wanted to do something totally different.  I need to talk to Steve about a powder coat option!

I think he would have some takers, Im good at a lot of things, but not to this level with paint!

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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2015, 04:26:12 PM »
I know its just stickers but be careful on what to market, some "schools" of education will look for a kickback.  haha.   

Powder color bake would be great as an option on the SI vs what other "dont" do.

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