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Hi all, I've finally started to prep for paint. I'm starting with my speakers first then I'll do the monitors. I'm kind of in a dilemma though concerning the monitors. I have a 19" Gateway and a 17" Hyundai. I'm wanting to buy a monitor arm and mount two displays side by side but them being different sizes will look odd. I'd be better off I think to get another 19" Gateway or one that looks very similar of same size. Or I could use just one monitor. Also when I'm done painting these it will be time to paint my case. This is my game rig so it will be down till I'm done with the case. I don't like this so I'll have to use a Gateway case I have in the Garage or buy another case. The Gateway is smaller and will not accept my mobo but I have a micro mobo I can use instead, but then I think I'll run into clearance problems with my Zalman 9500. So maybe the best solution is to buy a new case. I'm planning to build a new rig soon but I'm not going to start buying parts till I see what's up with a less expensive quad core and what ATI has to offer. So, I could go ahead and buy a case that I'll use for a new build to house my current mobo in till I'm done with my case mod. Mmm, makes sense to me. This way I can get a head start on the new case mod before I even start to buy new parts after I'm done with my old case and it's back together. I like it.

Back to my speaker mod. I have the Z-2200 Logitech 2.1's. I started to disassemble last night and I've sanded and primed the desktop stands so far. With the sub I was wanting to add lights somehow. A window with inside lights or either a clear ring around the speaker with lights or both. The wired remote I can also use to control the lights by changing the conductor size and adding a two-way, three-way or whatever switch and I'd also have to split the cable to where it inters the sub and add another connector. I could also mount a switch to the sub itself, (would be a whole lot easier) I'll decide later.
Here are a few pics of where I'm at right now.


Here is my sub now.


Satellite.








After my second coat of primer. One more coat and I'll sand.

Note: give me some feed back on this thread. Are my pics a good size?
Am I being too detailed, not enough? Is it just fine like it is? Let me know something. I never read in this section of the forum till a few months ago that's when I started to consider a mod. I was inspired by what I saw and maybe one of you will be inspired by something in this thread.
post #12 of 61
Very nice. Keep the pictures coming.

(Too bad that fan kills your side panel - you can't see your rig. )
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Very nice. Keep the pictures coming.

(Too bad that fan kills your side panel - you can't see your rig. )
Yea, I've been thinking about that. I might try to mod the side panel to a larger window and reposition the 250 or swap to a couple of 120's or just one. I've not decided yet. The 250 fan is more suited to a full tower or a non-windowed case. What ever I do though I want the inside to be seen. I didn't realize how huge this thing was till I had it installed .

Did a little more sanding and primming late this afternoon. I'm doing all this in my garage and I'm lucky that we are having a mild winter so far here in North Carolina. Tomarrow it's suppose to be in the low 70's and also for the next few days . I should get much done. Well, here are a few more pics.


It really does help to warm up the can first, assures smooth paint flow.


Satellites and controller primed. Tomorrow I'll prime one more coat and then wet sand. With expected warm weather for tomorrow I should have no problem getting on a coat of color.


Getting ready for primer. After this pic was taken I sanded another hour. Tomorrow I'll prime and sand then apply a coat of color. If all goes well I should be able to wet sand by late Wednesday. I'll post more pics tomorrow night with paint on.
post #14 of 61
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Well today was warm and perfect for painting. With the garage door up and window open I started back on the speakers after lunch. First I applied primer to the sub.

After my first thin coat. Will let dry then I'll add another coat. Sand and add another coat if necessary.

The satellites and controller I sanded with 400 grit and then applied primer to the spots where I had sanded through the primer. I let dry then sanded again. I then cleaned well with a damp clean rag. Let dry and applied black gloss enamel just enough to cover.

First coat.

While waiting between primer coats to dry I alternated sanding between satellites, stands and bezel rings and sub. Here is a pic of the stands and rings.

First coat of silver metallic.

Now for the sub.



First coat of gloss black. I plan to wet sand by Wednesday late afternoon. Then apply the second coat.
post #15 of 61
You are doing a very good job dmhnc. I like the side panel.
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You are doing a very good job dmhnc. I like the side panel.
Hey dude what's up? How's your build coming along?
post #17 of 61
Very cool man. Never thought to paint my speakers and sub. Keep it up, love it so far.
post #18 of 61
Yowzaa! Lookin' sweet!

...uummmm... when do we get more pics..?

Soon, I hope.
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post #19 of 61
damn, that looks nice! I wish i had a steady enough had and luck with hardware(and cash...lol) to mod my case...keep on going man it looks great!
    
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post #20 of 61
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Yesterday I sanded everything except the sub and applied another coat of paint. I didn't get to it today but tomorrow I plan to sand the sub and add some more paint. I had said before that I was going to add lighting to the sub. If you've noticed in the pics the sub is not apart like the satellites. I started to remove the back off the sub with the amp but after studying the wiring a bit decided to put it back. Everything is hard wired in and I'd have to cut them all and solder them back. So after some more thought I've decided to add feet and on the bottom install these. Aught to look groovy.
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