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Is the blackwidow backplated? If so, spray that red?
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

Any ideas for a way to add red to my blackwidow tournament casing? I'd love it if I could keep it black with like cracks in the black that show red behind.

I would suggest a solid red paintjob, then follow it with a crackled black topcoat. The crackle will allow the red to show through. Afterwards, clearcoat the whole thing.

There are a number of crackle-ready paints out there, or you can find any number of online tutorials to create a crackled effect.

I got the idea from this video:
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it would make the case highly textured though, and really the case does not have enough of a surface area to pull it off without making it look bad
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There are varying levels and depths of crackling you can get, from the very large to the nearly hammered texture size. All it takes is time, paitience, and experimentation.

Or the right crackle paint.

To address the texture issue, this is why you use a clearcoat (and probably a heavy dose of it). Clearcoating, or even a thick polyurethane, can smooth all that texture out depending on how thick it gets put on.
Edited by TheMadProfessor - 11/6/13 at 8:45am
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You've grown accustomed to it.

...Dome pleb. tongue.gif

my MX blues would like a word with you. jealoussmiley.gif
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Guessing like this but more subtle.


aaah the old naga, good memories. Thats the mouse i used when I was pulling world firsts.

Good times.
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There are varying levels and depths of crackling you can get, from the very large to the nearly hammered texture size. All it takes is time, paitience, and experimentation.

Or the right crackle paint.

To address the texture issue, this is why you use a clearcoat (and probably a heavy dose of it). Clearcoating, or even a thick polyurethane, can smooth all that texture out depending on how thick it gets put on.

thick clear coats followed by sanding, smoothing and polishing. it'll take a while, but it'd be worth the effort.
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but at the end of the day, its still a razor gamer-bro product.

might as well go find a lava type vinyl sheet and just cut to fit.
Edited by Jixr - 11/6/13 at 9:35am
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I'm not a fan of Razer products myself, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't be. Who am I to tell him what to like?
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I had no issues with my blackwidow for the 6 or so months I had it, and my deathadder has been rock solid except for its coating needing to be sanded off.
 
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but at the end of the day, its still a razor gamer-bro product.

might as well go find a lava type vinyl sheet and just cut to fit.

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