Originally Posted by Mr.Zergling;12720646
Krylon Fusion for plastic (Matte black), I'm not painting the keycaps, just the frame (i gues thats what it could be called)
Its spray paint that requires no conditioning and bonds to plastic
Ok good. If you're painting the keys, use [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-Performance-Vinyl-Fabric-Spray/dp/B000BPBUXK"]this
stuff[/ame]. Perhaps add several coats of clear lacquer
(must be lacquer, not enamel) that is meant to go with it if you don't mind shiny keys.
I painted my wasd with that stuff six months ago if not longer and they are just recently showing signs of wear. I can almost make out the letters now (if I look very close, it's mostly the indentation of the letter and not the color). The center of the keys are getting a little shiny. That is without any clear coat, and that is also nitpicking. You can't even tell there is wear unless you look very close and hard in the right light.
Use tons of very very thin coats. I used like seven coats or something. That is the least I would use. If you covered that up with clear it would last a very long time. Keep in mind my fingers naturally get sweaty so that paint takes quite a bit of abuse.
I've seen people here paint fans with this same paint. Good stuff
I used this guide. I believe there is one for painting too.
]Edited by drjoey1500 - 3/13/11 at 8:41pm