Not every project is a complete success but here is my bottle opener refurbimage/svg+xml

in build-contest •  14 days ago 

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So i had a few spare hours today and i decided to refurbish my Budweiser bottle opener.

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As you can see the keyring was originally chrome and it has started pitting so i need to prep it for paint.

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First step was to take my sanding block and sand all the high points making it smooth.

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As you can see the high points have gone and it looks a bit sad.

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Next step was to take some wire and thread and tie it off for painting.

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A bit of a cheat before priming is to warm the metal up with a blow torch as it really helps, i only used a grey primer.

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Next i sprayed a coat of white gloss, the primer was semi hardened and when it is like this doesnt need keyinģ again.

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I used masking tape on the centre and this is where i messed up but more about this later on.

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I sprayed a coat of signal red and let it dry for an hour.

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This is where i messed up earlier as the white paint coat had not hardened enough, so when i took off the masking tape the white paint also came away.

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I will wait until the paint fully hardens and i will rub the paint down and have a little more patience as it is required when dealing with spray paints.

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Update; i decided instead of repainting it, i decided to stress the paint to make it look old and to be fair i like how it looks
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I thought all beer bottles have the twist off caps now a days. ..oh this was before the Twisty.

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