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You only need to paint 5 plates: the 3 carriages and the 2 end plates.  
 
You only need to paint 5 plates: the 3 carriages and the 2 end plates.  
  
1. Scrub down the plates with dry, fine, non-soap steel wool to remove any corrosion and oil<br>
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# Scrub down the plates with dry, fine, non-soap steel wool to remove any corrosion and oil
2. Wipe the plates clean with paper towels<br>
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# Wipe the plates clean with paper towels
3. Spray paint 2 light coats per side, allowing time to dry between coats and before flipping the parts over<br>
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# Spray paint 2 light coats per side, allowing time to dry between coats and before flipping the parts over
  
 
That's it.  
 
That's it.  
  
(We could post more:
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=Gallery=
- Photos of painted ShapeOkos
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Add your paint-job photos here:
- Tips and tricks for painting
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<gallery>
- In-process photos)
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File:Drrob-four-plates.jpg|Warning: white shows up fingerprints!
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</gallery>
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= Tips and tricks for painting =
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= In-process photos =
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<gallery>
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File:Drrob-plates-painted.jpg|Plastikote satin white radiator paint
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</gallery>

Revision as of 00:34, 30 March 2012

Take a moment to paint your Shapeoko before you assemble it. I know, you want to get to it right away, but you'll appreciate the results and it will protect the metal. It only takes about an hour with the right paint.

I used flat black textured spray paint as seen here:

You only need to paint 5 plates: the 3 carriages and the 2 end plates.

  1. Scrub down the plates with dry, fine, non-soap steel wool to remove any corrosion and oil
  2. Wipe the plates clean with paper towels
  3. Spray paint 2 light coats per side, allowing time to dry between coats and before flipping the parts over

That's it.

Gallery

Add your paint-job photos here:

Tips and tricks for painting

In-process photos