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Neat Painting Trick - Pretty Cool Looking

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Ok, so you have the front and probably back of your case one color, say black, and you want to paint the rest another coloer (for me, silver), but you want the black and silver to blend a little better.

First, paint the case cover the same color as the front (black), let it dry and then paint it the color that you want it to be. Let dry. Now, take some acetone (or nail polish remover), damp a spot on a cloth or paper towel, and brush it along the paint. The color underneath sort of blends in in very small streaks, sort of like a paint brush was lightly stroked across it but the color underneath is more subtle. And use shiny paint because it will be dulled up by the acetone a good bit, so it's just kind of glossy by the time you're finished.

I will take some pics of the case I just fininshed when I get my camera back this weekend to give you a better idea of what I'm talking about, but I really like it. I was getting ready to re-paint it and cleaning it with the acetone when I realized how cool it looked just like that
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darn and I though you were here to teach us about ghost flames...
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You could expand on the idea and do some pretty neat stuff Put some red paint underneath and paint it black on top and then streak it. I bet that would look pretty cool.
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