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Hello,

I recently purchased a CM Quickfire Rapid keyboard. It had the labeling that I didn't care for so I'm thinking about spray painting the casing. I want to do it with a white flat paint. I needed some advice if this is the right paint to use. White Flat Krylon (Price for 6 cans, I won't be needing 6, lol)

Also the casing is some sort of rubber not quite hard plastic. Any help is appreciated. wink.gif
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PM me and I'll give you the full update and videos to the black widow I did a year ago.
 
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PM me and I'll give you the full update and videos to the black widow I did a year ago.

Would you mind posting this? I am curious to see what i can do with my new BW
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post #5 of 23
You can use plastidip just in case you're scared of messing up. It's completely removable.
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You can use plastidip just in case you're scared of messing up. It's completely removable.

I think I would rather have it painted, I did look into that though. Thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks for the videos. I'm wondering about the sanding part since the CM QuickFire Rapid has a rubber type coating on the case, if i'm supposed to sand it all the way down to the plastic.
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post #7 of 23
Sand it enough that it will hold paint. It should feel like a matte/gritty surface before you paint it. I would recommend sanding it, putting on a light coat of white, lightly sanding again, then doing another coat of white, then putting a matte finish/sealer on it and letting it cure for 3/THREE/tres/III days without touching it or else you will have finger prints on it. Dry and warm place to cure. I can still see my thumb print next to number pad after I finger fuc*d it a day early.

Be sure to use even distance spraying and coating or else it will run. Practice on a piece of plastic you have laying around first.

ETA I don't have a rapid so I don't know what the surface feels like. Sand it down until its plastic. Wash/dry it before you paint as well.
 
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Thanks for the +rep. Will you document you progress on this? I'm thinking about starting a painting you KB thread that we can add everybody's project to.
 
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post #9 of 23
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I finally got my filco tkl so I could work on my CM QFR. I took the keycaps off and the top casing. Hopefully I can sand it and get it painted this weekend.

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Just remember not to touch it for a while when the sealer is curing.
 
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