By hoodaman
#4907492
Hi everyone. I am gearing up to overhaul my spirit pack and this weekend is paint weekend. I have a few questions.

For the texture I was originally considering drywall texture spray. Then I discovered hammered spray paint then I discovered truck bed liner. Any pros and cons to any method over another?

Will the metallic decals I bought from eBay stick fine to any or all of these methods?

Will any or all of these methods bond properly to the plastic shell?

Right now I'm leaning towards truck bed liner and will be applying bondo to cover the divots and the speaker grille. Is the liner thin enough that it won't obscure the faux welding beads I'll be applying with my glue gun?

Thanks for any insights!
By hoodaman
#4907523
If anyone is interested, I decided to forego the texture. I bought the rustoleum 2x coverage paint + primer in satin black as recommended in the other thread. I made this thread as it was specifically pertaining to texturizing the pack but I didn't get any responses so I skipped it.
By tobycj
#4907565
Looks rad! How did you find the paint took to the glue gun "welds"? Had a friend warn me paint doesn't tend to stick too well to the glue, so debating whether to use glue or two-part epoxy when mine arrives.
By hoodaman
#4907566
the paint stuck to the hot glue without any problems. I painted the whole pack then let it sit for an hour then painted it again and let it dry for 24 hours then did the stickers, other doodads and weathering effects. To me the silver paint on those welds is the best looking part of the pack. Really looks like it's made from metal rather than plastic.
By JWils23
#4907568
the paint stuck to the hot glue without any problems. I painted the whole pack then let it sit for an hour then painted it again and let it dry for 24 hours then did the stickers, other doodads and weathering effects. To me the silver paint on those welds is the best looking part of the pack. Really looks like it's made from metal rather than plastic.
I felt mine turned out the same way, and once you put the silver weathering on it really gives those welds some distinction! Did you cover up your speaker hole or leave it?
By hoodaman
#4907570
Did you cover up your speaker hole or leave it?
I did put bondo on the speaker holes and the little divots on both sides of the shock mount. I think it looks that much better with them filled in.
By JWils23
#4907610
I did the same, I just did not like the speaker holes in the front. Covering those up really made it less toy like.
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By hoodaman
#4907620
Covering those up really made it less toy like.
absolutely. I think that should be one of the primary goals of modding the spirit pack. As we know, the proton pack is not a toy!
By JWils23
#4907625
Covering those up really made it less toy like.
absolutely. I think that should be one of the primary goals of modding the spirit pack. As we know, the proton pack is not a toy!
Covering up the speaker hole and adding real socket caps/screws/washers is an easy way to make it look more real and for cheap. I’ve drilled out and added a number of them in spots where they are on the real packs.
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