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Old 04-14-2009, 02:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking I could buy a plate of aluminum, rasp then sand the edges, then paint it. I was thinking of putting a texture coat on one side and a smooth coat on the other (both sides I would prime first). I would do this so I could have a speed side and a textured side. I was wondering what you guys thought and what would be the best way to do this.

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I've thought about getting a frying pan, and cutting the bottom out. I've heard they make a good surface for mice.

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Old 04-14-2009, 10:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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uuum what? how much is aluminum for a pound? I am sure it is not 33$. I am just trying to have so fun, maybe huff some pain (jk). O and I can have it what other color I want and not be all nerded out with neon green writing. Thought some people might be interested in the turn out but whatever...
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Yeah I am interested, I was meant to do this a while ago but other things have come which have meant I had to put all my upgrades on hold. I was going to have one side brushed aluminium (textured side) and the other carbon fibre (smooth side) as I couldn't decide between the two to make the whole mat out of the same thing.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah, I just think we are getting so rocked for a mouse pad, usually I just say screw it, but wow. I am going to call some metal fabs around town and see what I can get, I was like 1/8 plate of aluminum.

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