I love it, and you seem to be really itching to paint it, but I wouldn't. I love the bare aluminum. But then again I am an Airstream owner. How about you pain the half sphere black and leave the aluminum? Or what if you paint the half sphere as a black and white spiral? or ....
Or you could do what you want since it's yours. sorry.
No,hey,you might be right,I'd love the bare aluminium too but it's just a toss up for the nose........possibly in four quadrants ,black,white,black white,like four pieces of an orange,know what I mean? I think some of the very first space rockets were checkered like that too.Zeppelin-like.I can always try it first and if it's no good I can just spray everything again.
An old colleague told me they make fibre-glass impregnated with aluminium so that when you're finished the thing will look like aluminium,maybe that's a possibility.Couple more layers of that stuff on top and it might start looking like something.
Well what's the best (easiest) way to polish something like this? I was a sheet metal worker but eveything I did got painted. I suppose just a buffer wheel and a lot of elbow grease.
Was on a website called http://www.r-g.de/en/,it's German but you can get change it to English and I found some "designer"fibre glass cloth some of which has a layer of Aluminium on it so when your finished you'll get a shiny finish but you will see the weave pattern,but I don't think that would be a big deal....there's even a cloth that's gold colour!!! Not gonna pimp it just yet though..The trade name of the cloth is texalium.
Glad I asked you guys for some direction I think the polished aluminium look is worth a try.