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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)



Yeah its not bad for a quick fix but im a little anal like that. smile.gif
   
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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

If you're painting just the metal on the drive, then, I would lightly sand it, just to rough up the surface, hit it with a few light coats of primer, and then a few light coats of paint. Basically any brand of paint will work, but, I found Rustoleum, Duplicolor, or Krylon (three major brands) to all work very well for metal. You may also want to use masking tape if you aren't completely disassembling the drive. If you want a really quick/cheap paint job, you can actually forego using primer, however, handling the drive will result in the paint chipping very easily.

If you're painting plastic. You'll want something like Krylon "Fusion for Plastic," which is specifically designed for plastic. Same process though. Lightly sand to rough the surface up, prime (they claim it is optional, YMMV), then paint. http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion_for_plastic/

If you have anything to practice on, I would experiment first. Once you go down the road of painting stuff; you won't want to stop.
 
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post #13 of 19
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, however, handling the drive will result in the paint chipping very easily.
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exactly.

Check out the directions for full cure time. Could be anywhere from 24hrs to 7 days. it might be dry enough to handle in an hour, but as soon as you slide it back in the bay its going to scratch.

Not a problem if the sides are completely covered and only the rear is exposed.
   
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i have painted red my dvd drive with a custom spray paint(local auto part shop). worked well. see my redstroyer build and pics
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would rust-oleum black gloss spray paint and grey primer work well?
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would rust-oleum black gloss spray paint and grey primer work well?

Yes. Although, some say it's better to use a darker (black, dark grey) primer. IMO, once you get good coverage, it will be fine. Just remember to take your time and apply light coats, allowing sufficient time to dry between primer and top coats. Also, try to keep the primer and paint with in the same brand to guarantee compatibility.

I do recommend going with a satin finish rather than gloss. Spray can gloss tends to look a bit cheap, where as the satin has a nice, slightly shiny but dull finish. Looks very professional inside a case. This is entirely your choice though! Don't let me dictate your project. biggrin.gif
 
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post #17 of 19
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thank you cheez

just went to home depot and bought primer + paint in one can, satin black smile.gif

will probably spray it tonight or tomorrow, i might update with pictures.
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Why paint if you can just stick something in it biggrin.gif

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promised id update so here it is.

Didn't go as bad as i thought, thank god i got satin instead of glossy

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The sides are perfect and thats what everyone will see anyways but i just did the top for the sake of having a finished product

i didn't cover the sata port and i was scared it wasn't gunna work because i also spraypainted the ports, but it did smile.gif

Also tried scratching the finished parts and paint stays on smile.gif

Thanks for guiding me!
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