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Old 07-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Kyle Stapleton Kyle Stapleton is offline
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Default mdf door painting

I'm going to be making painted mdf doors using Blum hinges and I'm wondering the order of doing things with the cnc
Plan number 1:
Cut out the door sand, prime and paint and then run it on the bot to make the hinge holes.
Plan number 2:
Same as 1, but do all the bot work first and then paint.

My concern with plan 1 is I will ding the finish when I go back on the bot.

My concern with plan 2 is that if I don't get them sprayed right away the hinge holes will swell up and the hinges will not fit, or the primer and paint will be too thick and the hinges will and fit.

Sooo, what to do?
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:23 AM
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I'd paint last. I'm not a cabinet maker or a fine woodworker. So before I'd spend the time sanding and painting I would test fit the doors. Plus it would be real pain in the A if by chance you drilled the hinge hole wrong on a door after it is painted. Those hinges have lots wiggle room in the hole so swelling shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:46 AM
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I do all my milling before paint.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:56 PM
Kyle Stapleton Kyle Stapleton is offline
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Thanks to all,
mill first paint last.
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