carbon fiber Richter Recker

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Stymye

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well..... simulated carbon fiber.

I figured out a way to get a very convincing Carbon Fiber paint scheme...I wish I could capture it better on camera...untill you get a real close look you will think my richter recker is carbon fiber
 

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the tools involved are simple
a can of gloss black for a base coat
some of that rubbery drawer liner,that has the square woven openings
and a can of dark grey gloss

heres the shelf liner with my test piece
 

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from my experiments I found two important points
make sure the liner is tight against the surface and spray the Dark grey in light coats
 

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annother thing I figured out is the easiest way to paint a richter recker is to hang it from the garage ceiling

when I finish the " Carbon laminating" and gloss coat I will take some pictures outside,, it looks amazingly real anywhere beyond close inspection, so I will work to get better pics


heres the RR hanging ready for "CF"
 

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That's great! If I didn't know, I would CERTAINLY think that's CF... Very cool...:D
 

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here one more pic ,it looks like
there are a few spots where I need to clean my handprints off before I clearcoat

I can't wait to see the RSO's expression when I stroll up with a "carbon fiber" Richter Recker
 

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Sweet! Where'd you pick up the drawer liner (Wally World?), and what type of paint did you use? I love it. I have a rocketing buddy I'd love to spring thie effect on. :)
 

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Originally posted by Mad Rocketeer
Sweet! Where'd you pick up the drawer liner (Wally World?), and what type of paint did you use? I love it. I have a rocketing buddy I'd love to spring thie effect on. :)
Lowe's and Home Depot carries that stuff.
 

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Hmm...Interesting effect. This is certainly one of the more creative and original ideas I've seen for painting a rocket in a while. Nice tip!
 

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Very cool. She looks *tough* that way too :)
 

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Novel idea Stymye. Have to give that a try sometime.
 
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