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paint it!
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Gosh, I love it! I have a weakness for red/black combination. I'd like to do it at some point.

Care to let me in on how to make it? I mean so that it looks professional and the paint doesn't go off easily?
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Gosh, I love it! I have a weakness for red/black combination. I'd like to do it at some point.
Care to let me in on how to make it? I mean so that it looks professional and the paint doesn't go off easily?

This. I'm curious as how you didn't paint the switches, unless you did.
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This. I'm curious as how you didn't paint the switches, unless you did.

I guess you can take off the top casing of a keyboard and just paint it separately. Would be quite easy to do, so I am more interested in what type of paint to use and what else to know, to not screw it up.
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Taking apart a Filco / CM Storm / whatever is very very easy. Then you just need to sand, prime, and paint the casing smile.gif
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I guess you can take off the top casing of a keyboard and just paint it separately. Would be quite easy to do, so I am more interested in what type of paint to use and what else to know, to not screw it up.

That would be easy. Yoy'll probably need some painter's take and some paint that fuses well with plastic, unless you're willing to sand it and prime it, then paint.
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Taking apart a Filco / CM Storm / whatever is very very easy. Then you just need to sand, prime, and paint the casing smile.gif

Or you could use Krylon Fusion (for plastic). biggrin.gif
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it's easy.

remove one screw in the back. carefully pop open tabs on the top and bottom (four each) with a small wedge (like a screw driver)

clean very well with water. let it dry completely. i primed it with XIM oil based primer since it's plastic. i tried a water based primer but it peeled off.

i sanded it smooth with 300 grit finishing sand paper. gave it one coat (DO NOT try to cover it all with one coat. it will look like crap). wait for that to try. sanded it again. then another coat. did that processes for 2-3 more coats until i was satisfied with the end result. i'd suggest letting it dry for a full day before reinstalling it so the fumes will go away as much as possible.

and i used rustoleum spray paint. satin finish since i didnt want it to be shiny.
post #6607 of 36805
Thanks. Not sure if I dare to do this, but would be nice to try.
post #6608 of 36805
it's easy to do. just gotta have patience smile.gif.

i might actually sell mine since i got a typenow solid with blue switches. dont need two tenkeyless with blue switches.
post #6609 of 36805
I'll hopefully be painting my Leopold this weekend coming up. Going to be a purplish color but the only thing that sucks is that my friend won't let me use his auto painting equipment so I have to do it by myself with shake cans.

Hopefully it turns out ok.
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Has anyone else here thought of modding their keyboards if they haven't already?
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