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I started sanding the case with 400 grit. The rubber layer of the QFR took a while to come off. It took almost 2 hours for me.

The whole thing took a few days to do because I had to take a break after messing up when spray painting it. Things like work came up so a couple of days later, I started up again.

After reading some threads online I saw some ways to paint. So I made a ghetto painting box, which I thought was a good idea but it made it difficult to get to certain parts evenly. It came out really uneven so I scratched the box idea.

I had to redo the whole thing. I didn't sand off all the old paint because I would still be sanding right now. tongue.gif

It would have been better if I did though. I ended up just spray painting it on the ground and it turned out well. It is not perfect but pretty good for a first timer.





Charlie helping out.







It has a sort of antique look to it.







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Woof!

Came out great, +Rep for you good sir!
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Oh wow that did turn out really well. Crap now I want to paint one of my cases.
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looks pretty sweet! I am thinking of biting the bullet soon and going with a mech keyboard. I have one of my roommates who is a graphic design major design me something pretty cool to get a custom keyboard from wsadkeyboards, but I was a bit upset that I couldn't find an option for changing the casing color.
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I was a bit apprehensive too at first but once you do it, you'll see how easy it is. You might mess up like I did but all you'll have to do is just resand and try again.

The sanding part if the only tedious thing. Not bad for about $10. biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 23
Very cool. We done bro.
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nice man thanks
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do you apply primer on first
do you use Dupli-Color High Performance Vinyl and Fabric Spray?
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do you apply primer on first
do you use Dupli-Color High Performance Vinyl and Fabric Spray?

I used the ones in the picture, the Krylon Fusion for plastics and the matte finish clear coat. No I didn't put any primer on it first.
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Looks great. Thanks for linking me from GH smile.gif
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