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Heres my custom painted Cm quickfire rapid in blues. thumb.gif









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post #12052 of 36784
That looks insanely good. drool.gif

Going to have some competition this month for KOTM. tongue.gif
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Hot damn....that looks awesome! Did you use an airbrush?
    
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Originally Posted by GREG MISO View Post

Heres my custom painted Cm quickfire rapid in blues. thumb.gif




Now that is SEXY looking!
How difficult is it to remove that top cover and paint?

Also on another note I am curious about replacing my WASD switches for Cherry MX Reds with LED's because I really like some of the keyboards I have been seeing that have this. Is this an extremely difficult task that requires tons of care and skill?

Edit: I just realized how expensive of a hobby its going to be just to customize a keyboard... doh.gif
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It only reqires removing 1 screw and then releasing tabs along the edges.
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My new mechanical keyboard arrived today. This is a Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 Custom. I had them set the base color LED's to white and I chose which special characters that I wanted with red LED's. The keyboard features Cherry MX Brown switches and a dedicated LED for every key. The keyboard has four different illumination options (low, medium, high, and pulsing). I think it looks amazing and it matches my case beautifully!!

I wish my camera didn't suck!!




post #12057 of 36784
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Originally Posted by GREG MISO View Post

Heres my custom painted Cm quickfire rapid in blues. thumb.gif
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Hi! Can you share the steps on how you painted the case? Thanks! Gotta paint my keyboard too. biggrin.gif
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^^
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=38404.0

http://en.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/17lyve/work_play_and_a_drink_for_a_hard_day_vanilla_das/c870dkx

Thoses 2 links will help you.

My question: If i wanted to take the paint apart to paint it a different color or if the paint started to come apart, i would just have to sand it down and basically follow the same guide when i painted my KB right?
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The only thing you are painting on this keyboard is the faceplate. So essenitally you pull it off and paint it like any other piece of plastic. The quickfire rapid can still function perfectly without the faceplate. If any one wants to buy my board message me as I already want a new one to paint. I think i will go for white base with blood spatter on it. Or maybe green to purple fade. Gahh so many ideas. thumb.gif

-Greg
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^^
*snip*
Thoses 2 links will help you.

My question: If i wanted to take the paint apart to paint it a different color or if the paint started to come apart, i would just have to sand it down and basically follow the same guide when i painted my KB right?
- thanks for the links!
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Originally Posted by GREG MISO View Post

The only thing you are painting on this keyboard is the faceplate. So essenitally you pull it off and paint it like any other piece of plastic. The quickfire rapid can still function perfectly without the faceplate. If any one wants to buy my board message me as I already want a new one to paint. I think i will go for white base with blood spatter on it. Or maybe green to purple fade. Gahh so many ideas. thumb.gif

-Greg
-haha thanks, yes I will only paint the faceplate. Maybe with washed out blue.. biggrin.gif
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