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I have a monitor that I will be disassembling later today to remove its crappy stand, as well as a non-needed aesthetic piece on the back. It's one of those Korean monitors that have been ver popular lately on OCN, but the plastic seems a bit cheap to me, since I can see discoloration in the bezel. So I thought that while I had it open and removed, I would spray paint it a nice black matte.

I've never done anything like this, but I'm guessing I need to give the bezel a good sanding first. What grit should I buy? Any other tips or tricks? I'm just doing the front part of the bezel, as I'm not worried about the back of it, since I don't see it.

Thanks in advanced.

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For sandpaper grit you should probably go with something around the 250-320 area. You don't want to heavy a grit because you'd probably see some of the scratches through the paint. For paint, definitely go with Krylon fusion satin black and you probably don't need it, but if you want to clear coat it, use Krylon flat clear coat. With that paint you don't need primer thumb.gif.
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For sandpaper grit you should probably go with something around the 250-320 area. You don't want to heavy a grit because you'd probably see some of the scratches through the paint. For paint, definitely go with Krylon fusion satin black and you probably don't need it, but if you want to clear coat it, use Krylon flat clear coat. With that paint you don't need primer thumb.gif.

Thanks, I'll check it out at the hardware store when I go. smile.gif
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post #4 of 10
get a can of vinyl dye. You can find some tutorials online for using vinyl dye with computer parts. Unlike spray paint the dye gets absorbed into the plastic. No sanding needed.
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Hey man, I am planning to do the exact same thing with my Korean monitor (Qnix QX2710) that just came in today.

Did you ever get around to painting yours? How'd it turn out? What supplies/technique did you use?
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Hey man, I am planning to do the exact same thing with my Korean monitor (Qnix QX2710) that just came in today.

Did you ever get around to painting yours? How'd it turn out? What supplies/technique did you use?

Sorry bro, never got around to paining it. I might still do it once I finish up a sidegrade that's taken over a year so far to complete due to life. tongue.gif
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Sorry bro, never got around to paining it. I might still do it once I finish up a sidegrade that's taken over a year so far to complete due to life. tongue.gif

Dang...now I must venture forward into unknown territory myself.

Well thanks for the update. Hopefully someone who has done it before will reply here.
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or you could make your own thread tongue.gif its technicaly frowned upon to ressurect old threads.
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or you could make your own thread tongue.gif its technicaly frowned upon to ressurect old threads.

Sorry, I didn't mean to necropost, it's just the thread that popped up when I did a google search...didn't even think to look at the date.

Anyway, I ordered my spray paints. Will post guide/results when done.
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hey, we all make mistakes wink.gif
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