I am a teacher and was commissioned to make a few classroom sets of whiteboard slates. I got the melamine sheets from the home center and cut them up but the surface isn't quite the same at a commercial whiteboard. The dry marker doesn't come off very easy. I was thinking about coating the board with shellac or laquer to give it a more glossy/erasable surface. Do you guys think this would work or possibly have another solution in mind?
Well, it was a LOT of work to arrive at this point of completing the stepper motor and proximity sensor connectors but I managed to finish this in one day - fast for me! Lots of soldering and shrink wrapping; tomorrow I'll double check each connector for continuity to the end of the cable and to the drivers and relays on the inside of the cabinet. It'll never be easier than now to fix something that isn't making good contact.
Stepper motors, red; Proximity sensors, blue -
Can ya get up on the thing hands and knees?
If your going to sand. Start with 600 and a light wipe to knock the nibs down and stay off the edges. Don't worry right now about leveling the finish. You need a build first to give you something to sand. Get a few coats down. Then block sand with 320 to level the finish. Then apply your finishing coats.
Sounds like your your in a rush with travel and all. Take your time and do it right stick with it. Things will get better, make damn sure things are dry between coats