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Painting One of My Monitors (picture documentation)

post #1 of 11
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So as a few of you may recall, i made this thread a while back, enquiring aboot painting the plastic surrounds on my monitors. It led me to this thread, which helped me a plenty!

Well, today i finally got my arse into gear, and started on one. And this thread is i guess, a work log to show my progress.. My first one too.
I figured i'd start on the older smaller one first, just in case i fux it all up (which i probably might). I'm not too fussed about the overall quality, and thankfully so, as being my first endevour into painting plastic, it will probably look a poor job. But, experience, thats what im after.

So, the first thing i did was undid the screws, and popped off the front surround:



Frameless, all that wasted space there, taken up by two poxy little speakers.



I mean, is there any point?! Hmph!


To the garage!



My feet and the gear. Sorted.



A bit of sanding, lovely and smooth. Dust everywhere.

And this is where i am at the moment.


All primed up with one coat. Currently waiting for it to dry as i write this. Once done, i'll give it a quick sand and another coat, and probably be back again.

As i say, this is more of a learning experience than a proper job. I've got another monitor that needs doing soon too, so hopefully that one will turn out better.

And remember kids, safety first;



(wanker)
post #2 of 11
hope thats your "dont wanna show face on web" mask and not your painting mask.
if you dont have one, get a paint/pesticide canister respirator for about 20-30 bucks at a hardware store, youll save yourself from brain and lung damage

cheers
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It's my "stop dust" mask, how effective it is i do not know. It's a well ventilated place anyways so i'm not too bothered. Not like i do this every day is it?


Anyways, second coat of primer's on. Sound.
post #4 of 11
cool, good luck with your mod
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I have a 5 year old dust mask bought from China and I use that...

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First coat on and dry.



Second coat drying now.
post #7 of 11
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Whoops x2:






And this is it finished. I last minute rushed up some white lines, but they look ****ty and i regret it now, but never mind.



Aside from the white lines, it looks alright, i think.
post #8 of 11
Not bad. Fix up the white lines, add a few coats of clear coat, and you should be good.
post #9 of 11
sand before the clear (lightly with hi grit) or the clear may peel if that black has any gloss in it
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Not bad. Fix up the white lines, add a few coats of clear coat, and you should be good.
agreed.

CR, I didn't know you had to sand before clear
oh well, I painted my mouse which gets lots of use and its doing fine
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