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post #1 of 7
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yo dawgs,

I would customize my Steelseries XAI, just got it new for 29€ today & free shipping \o/

The problem is that's the "MoH" version, ofc I would change this ugly "grey".

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Before primer, paint & varnish should I sand the plastic ? or the primer is enough ?

PS : sorry for my eng, im french, ofc. : D
Edited by AresSs - 6/12/11 at 3:52pm
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post #2 of 7
Plastic generally needs to be clean. You could sand but with very fine paper.
Prime and sand again.
Then paint if it's single color. If you are satisfied clear coat.
Super fine sand clear coat.
Apply another clear.
Super fine sand
Then use rubbing compound to buff and shine.
Hope this helps.
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ok well, just waiting for my mouse and I'll post some pics when it will be finish.

Thx for help bro.
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post #4 of 7
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Rubber coating should be an another option too... I don't know which one choose...

Find something interresting here, but the result is not really "clean", it looks more like a disgusting leather. weirdsmiley.gif

stealthmouse077gx.jpg

stealthmouse106xi.jpg

mouse_finished.jpg


source(s) :

http://metku.net/index.html?path=mods/supergrip/index_eng4

http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/forum/showthread.php?t=993


both used Plastic dip, someone know an equivalent ? 'cause I dont know if I could find this in France.
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post #5 of 7
better leave it grey, it will be more worst when u alter the appearance
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post #6 of 7
in my expierience, primer is too agressive for plastic, causing it to melt.
I would just sand it - paint it - glossy finish.
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post #7 of 7
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First, thanks to all for your help about the "painting problem".

Just receive my Xai, and I won't change its aspect, its already a rubber coating redface.gif I expected a cheap plastic paint in grey. The only thing who worried me is the "MoH" in white...but it will be ok anyway.

Oh and I've just test it on my QcK+...omg, what the hell is this lift off distance ? it makes me sick :/ Anyone encounter this problem ?

ps: again, apologise for my eng.
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