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Trikan 2017
2017-09-23, 21:33 (This post was last modified: 2017-09-23 21:35 by sunbeamgls.)
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Trikan 2017
Latest project underway...

Connector plates removed, crossover lowered into the cabinet and rear panel masked
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Drivers out
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Flatted and front masked
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First layer of primer
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2017-09-24, 01:51
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RE: Trikan 2017
Why?

I like the wood colour.

Were you the kid that always ate the red Smarties last? Tongue

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2017-09-24, 08:23 (This post was last modified: 2017-09-24 08:27 by sunbeamgls.)
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RE: Trikan 2017
(2017-09-24 01:51)Paulssurround Wrote:  Why?

I like the wood colour.

Were you the kid that always ate the red Smarties last? Tongue

Nothing wrong with the wood at all Paul. But it doesn't match the Ninkas and Katans as it is. Normally I would find a speaker that was a bit scruffy to work with, but even near mint Trikans in cherry are a bargain now. It must be an uncool colour, particularly as all my Quadraspire is cherry - Im good at accidentally becoming uncool. A lifetime's practice.

I never ate Smarties. Poor chocolate to pocket money ratio Smile

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2017-09-24, 09:24
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RE: Trikan 2017
An uncool colour.. need help picking one? Wink

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2017-09-24, 16:51
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RE: Trikan 2017
(2017-09-24 08:23)sunbeamgls Wrote:  
(2017-09-24 01:51)Paulssurround Wrote:  Why?

I like the wood colour.

Were you the kid that always ate the red Smarties last? Tongue

Nothing wrong with the wood at all Paul. But it doesn't match the Ninkas and Katans as it is. Normally I would find a speaker that was a bit scruffy to work with, but even near mint Trikans in cherry are a bargain now. It must be an uncool colour, particularly as all my Quadraspire is cherry - Im good at accidentally becoming uncool. A lifetime's practice.

I never ate Smarties. Poor chocolate to pocket money ratio Smile

I must have eaten a lot of Smarties growing up, because the kids at school, always thought I was a Smartie pants. Tongue

Have you considered painting each speaker a different colour, to match the colours in a box or smarties, or match the different colour schemes for BMW or Mercedes cars?

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2017-09-24, 16:53
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RE: Trikan 2017
No Paul, no. Look what happened when Volkswagen thought like that:

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2017-09-24, 16:55
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RE: Trikan 2017
(2017-09-24 16:53)sunbeamgls Wrote:  No Paul, no. Look what happened when Volkswagen thought like that:

[Image: VW_Polo_Harlequin_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqXLKq...g_zKBE.jpg]

Now we are talking.

You will never lose your car in a crowded parking lot again. Tongue

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2017-09-30, 14:42
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RE: Trikan 2017
Two more coats of primer applied.
Then 600 grit flatting.
Then two more coats of primer.
Then 800 grit wet flatting.

Then warmed up the paint:

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And now the first coat of colour has gone on - its pretty much translucent down to the primer at the moment. There'll be 2 more like this, then flatting before 3 final coats.

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Playroom: SBT; V-DAC1; Cyrus6; M773e
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2017-09-30, 15:44 (This post was last modified: 2017-10-01 20:13 by sunbeamgls.)
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RE: Trikan 2017
Now with first 3 coats on 3 sides

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Playroom: SBT; V-DAC1; Cyrus6; M773e
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2017-09-30, 16:08
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RE: Trikan 2017
Sunbeam,

You are showing true grit here, and I hope your future is rosy.

I never thought of you as a turncoat, and hope you don’t get marooned.

Let’s keep your costs for this project reasonable, as I wouldn’t want it to run into the red. Tongue

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