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Old 01-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Paint shifter ball

Want to paint the 1-5 and the lines the color of my car... What is the best way to do this? I was thinking:

Tape off ball
Use blade to cut out the tape covering to b painted area...
Bake n oven for 30 min at 175 degrees

What do y'all think
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Are the numbers recessed or are they flat
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Are the numbers recessed or are they flat
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:21 PM   #4
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What I would do is just paint the numbers no tape. Have a damp paper towel. NOT wet just a little damp then wipe lightly over all I it. The paint will stay in the groves and the excess will wipe off. I have repainted golf clubs like that before.
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I don't know if I have the skills to do it w/o tape... Will I need to bake it?
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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I don't know if I have the skills to do it w/o tape... Will I need to bake it?
You shouldn't have to. If the groves are deep enough you won't need tape. You won't have to be real clean. Just paint the numbers and wipe the extra paint off. Just lightly wipe across the top of the groves. The pain will stay in the groves and everything else should come off.

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I'm not a professional shift ball painter..... But I did stay at a holiday inn express last night lol.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #8
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What I would do is just paint the numbers no tape. Have a damp paper towel. NOT wet just a little damp then wipe lightly over all I it. The paint will stay in the groves and the excess will wipe off. I have repainted golf clubs like that before.
#1 That's how I would do it.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #9
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It seems the ball is high gloss paint already do I need to try and sand it first? I don't think the paint will stick
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #10
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Re: Paint shifter ball

use touch up paint and a tooth pick, paint, then wipe with your thumb, haha ill paint mine red and then post a how to
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:10 PM   #11
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Lol u r a good dude!! I'll try it when I get back from a date w wife....
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I would not bake it
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Well as promised I went to the hardware store got paint and get ready and I find out my numbers aren't indented on the tops most of worn away, anyways

I painted, didn't really worry about making it perfect then wiped the excess away with an old credit card, paper towel will sink into the grooves but here's what I managed to do with the stock one
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Looks good man!
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Better one, I adjusted the iPhone camera so it's not so dark
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Better one, I adjusted the iPhone camera so it's not so dark
Very cool, I like the red and black.
I recently discovered I can touch different areas of the iPhone screen(light or dark areas) the change how the pic will look
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Ya I need the 4s, done with this 3GS but every time I'm about to drop the cash I ask myself how will this make my mustang faster? Haha then I buy something for the pony instead haha brenspeed tune and JLT 3 on the way
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Looks good... I will do it in a couple of hours... Hopefully my wife and the ball lol
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Haha your right I just tried it, I had to adjust it manually in a photo app

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Looks good... I will do it in a couple of hours... Hopefully my wife and the ball lol
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