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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lame or acceptable?

So I've just completed my 1st swirl which has taken up an inordinate chunk of my life. I'm pleased overall, however there are a few spots which would benefit from some touch-ups. I'm busting out the brushes and whatnot, but I feel like it's semi-lame to be touching up a swirl job like this.

Any other swirlers do spot repairs like this? Am I just being a douchebag purist or does this practice anger the swirling gods? I do wish I didn't need to but it needs it before I do the clear.

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Re: Lame or acceptable?

Depends on the swirl and if everytime you look at it that area stands out to you.I have never had good luck other than very small areas.For me I end up redoing it sooner or later because I always feel I can do better.Your average person would probably never notice.Good luck.
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Thanks for the reply. I ended up doing touch ups by hand. Time-consuming, but much easier than the actual swirling IMHO. It's also a learning process and takes a steady hand. I'm a surgeon and this is still hard for me

I do have a much greater appreciation for the pros now and understand why a lot of them charge what they do now.
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Thanks for the reply. I ended up doing touch ups by hand. Time-consuming, but much easier than the actual swirling IMHO. It's also a learning process and takes a steady hand. I'm a surgeon and this is still hard for me

I do have a much greater appreciation for the pros now and understand why a lot of them charge what they do now.
Don't worry man, the Pro's do (did) touch-ups as well....including ATD's.
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It didn't help much that I tore into it like a rabid animal. Didn't test the water enough to realize I didn't need borax, dipped in skinned-over paint, dipped in water that was too hot, etc.

I pretty much screwed it at every turn but was lucky enough to get a cool-looking RG out of it all. If I ever do this again, I'll make sure it's spot-on. The experience of it was well worth the shoulder-lock I have from 2 days of hand painting it.

I'll toss up a couple pics when I get a photobucket account made.

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Sorry for the double post but here's the link to all the pics.

http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/Ch...src=wap&page=1
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Not really a fan of swirl but nice job.
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