#1
So here is the story: i build some effects before, but never really painted/finished the enclosure but i decided to do so now. The problem is that i have now already painted it, but not drilled yet. My father sais the drilling will produce so much heat that the paint will melt/disform. Does this really happen? and if so, could i start out with a very small drill and slowly move up to reduce resistance causing heat? or even some kind of method to cool the enclosure maybe?

thanks in advance
and btw, its a hammond BB enclosure made of die-cast aluminium
#2
Cover the area in paper tape/Masking tape. Go through with a small drill, leave it a minute to cool. then go through with a bigger one etc...
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#4
Quote by Rossmillertarn!
Cover the area in paper tape/Masking tape. Go through with a small drill, leave it a minute to cool. then go through with a bigger one etc...


This. I use to work on RC car bodies and a lot of the drilling is done after painting and this is how I would do it. Just cover it with masking tape then drill. The tape prevents paint chipping and when it is done it looks great.