Hello Guys, Here an update on the bed. After test fitting the LED lights I started with the ground layer of the paint.
And then I started filling up all the holes and cracks with a off course a filler..
And this was the most anoiying part of the whole bed, sanding, painting, sanding, painting, sanding and last but not least painting!!
And after a lot of the above... The fun part started. The actual paint job!
So after a lot of tape and paint I got this far...
It started to look like a Williams.. Which looks quite nice if I may say so.
So the Silver Metalic paint now..
It starts to look like a Mercedes now..
I asked a friend to help out with the shadings and depth of the paint job. He also painted Lewis on the wall.. Which turned out really great.
For the paint he used on the car I was a bit disapointed that is wasn't the right kind of greenish / turqoise. But then I thought: It's a kids bed. And in the end it does look good on it..
My dad also finished the front suspension which he made of stainless steel. Really good looking front suspension.
I also have to put on the sponsors. I found most of the logos online in good .eps format. And I had to create a couple myself.
I have a few stickers just yet. And waiting for the last ones. After the sponsor stickers are on it I will put a transparant coating over the whole car. So scratches wont hurt the paint job.
And after a couple of weeks building on this bed I know how the guys from Manor GP will feel. Damn I only have build one car over the winter and it's also not ready for the Merlbourn GP
I forgot to ask what kind of paint did you use, if it is standard house paint and not automotive then you (may) most likely need to put a clear coat over it, aluminum and metallic paints have a tendency to rub off over time
And tell your friend that he did a great job on the wall with Lewis
I'm using white MDF primer, and regular wood paint on waterbase for the black and silver. So my kid doesn't get high of the paint. I've had the silver and black mixed in the Homedepot paint shop. Black was called Asphalt Black.. I will put a transparant furniture paint over the black and silver.
I will pass it through to my friend! Thank you very much I'm really happy with that on the wall..