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post #91 of 357
If the paint is still tacky after 24-48 hours, then, it's not going to dry correctly. What is happening is the paint (or plastic) from the laptop is reacting with your spray paint. You'll probably end up having to sand it all off, and do it over again; hopefully correctly.

Even a basic google search would yield a lot of results on this topic: http://www.wikihow.com/Spray-Paint-Plastic

I've painted a lot of things in my life (and made a lot of mistakes along the way); including cars, motorcycles, and shop equipment (drill presses). I've done custom mixing of paints, and even restored interiors of cars using specialized paints.

Basically:
  1. Rough up smooth plastic surface with scotch brite pad.
  2. Clean surface with isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber cloth.
  3. Apply light, even coats of a plastic compatible primer or adhesion promoter.
  4. Let sufficiently dry.
  5. Apply light, even coats of base color.
  6. Let sufficiently dry.
  7. Optional: Apply a clear coat.
  8. Optional: Lightly wet sand clear coat, buff and polish.
 
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post #92 of 357
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I'll probably buy some Krylon Fusion
Edited by TheLAWNOOB - 4/6/13 at 11:34am
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post #93 of 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by runs2far View Post

Man waiting for updates feels like watching paint dry.

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Originally Posted by JTHMfreak View Post

Well with all the attention that this thread gets it shouldn't be too bad, I see new stuff going on in this thread at least once an hour whether it's from the OP or people commenting

Bad joke.....
post #94 of 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

So I bought this to school while it is still kinda wet and sticky.

I survived the bus trip quite well, although there are some mark on the paint (made by the bag).

It sticked a little when I took it out, but no paint came off.

I'll test my mobo and GPU as soon as I get home (if they are dry enough).smile.gif

Edit: Heck the spinning fan painting went so well that I might just paint my AM3+ and 7870 with the fans on.

NOOOO, don't paint the 7870, I have a 560ti you can paint instead, I'll even throw in some cash
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post #96 of 357
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NOOOO, don't paint the 7870, I have a 560ti you can paint instead, I'll even throw in some cash

ok
Edited by TheLAWNOOB - 4/6/13 at 11:34am
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post #97 of 357
so you're going to ruin a perfectly good 7870? lol k
 
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so you're going to ruin a perfectly good 7870? lol k

yes
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I swear my face looks like this for at least a second every time I see this thread.

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post #100 of 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheezman View Post

If the paint is still tacky after 24-48 hours, then, it's not going to dry correctly. What is happening is the paint (or plastic) from the laptop is reacting with your spray paint. You'll probably end up having to sand it all off, and do it over again; hopefully correctly.

Even a basic google search would yield a lot of results on this topic: http://www.wikihow.com/Spray-Paint-Plastic

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Basically:
  1. Rough up smooth plastic surface with scotch brite pad.
  2. Clean surface with isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber cloth.

Immediate fail.
 
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