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plastiq dip vs spray paint for dvd drive

post #1 of 19
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i need to make my dvd drive black, wondering what my most cost effective solution would be


thanks!
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For best and probably cheapest results I would recommend going to any local PC repair shop and asking if they have any old cd drives. Since in my experience, with a few exceptions, most all cd/dvd drives use roughly the same covers You could find an old cd drive for cheap and swap the covers. I say this as whenever i have spay painted plastic it generally leaves at least a semi gloss finish that doesn't match anything else.
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i tried looking for a default black drive but couldnt find one
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post #4 of 19
Areyou talking about the face or the case/body?

I say most cost effective is buying some cheap paint and dealing with the results
   
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case / body

the face is already black and i'll be stealthing it anyway
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It would be purple then. Sharpies have his strange hue to em.
   
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post #8 of 19


thats my drive with the cd tray sharpied, did it about 2 years ago to get frid of some white lettering, can't even tell unless under a bright light (like a camera flash)
post #9 of 19
Paint. Just use paint. More specifically paint designed for plastic, because the plastic may contain silicone, which is injected while it's molded so it doesn't stick to the mold upon release.

Plastidip is good for anything that doesn't get handled. My experience with it has always resulted in it peeling and looking like utter garbage after a short period of time; regardless of prep work. I don't get how people can paint whole cars in the stuff...
 
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post #10 of 19
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i don't care about the face, just the body

cheezman can you point me in the right direction on all the products i need to purchase
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