Originally Posted by sanekn
Kinda offtop in the current conversation but damn this zebrano is looking good
one thing tho. i cants get the really clean finish to my ciems with the fotoplast lacquer and its integrated brush. Every time there is some marks and irregularities and same on the flat surface of the faceplate... do you guys doing some sanding and buffing after the use of this lacquer? And same question on glycerin or glysol dreve, when i give the ciem an uv bath in those my shell get some bubbles on it everywhere (very little stuff) that i clean up with the exacto knife. I guess its not really normal. I will try to use some acetone the next tome to clean up the sticky layer of the shell. Lets see what it does!
I go back and fourth with Lack3. Lately, I have been getting better results with polishing the fotoplast rather than lacquering. I love the ease and finish of Lack3 but, like you, I can never get a uniform finish and I haven't been able to polish it back to it's original luster. I don't think it is designed to buff out. I hear that the dipping method is the only way to go, but I haven't tried that yet. I get the best results when I lightly sand and clean the whole exterior of the shell prior to lacquer.
Great looking ears though! Love that zebra!