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ONce again i have a question and i come to you guys at overclock.net to help me . I think im gunna take a crack at painting my xbox. I have one question though. Would i have to remove the top and front panel if i was only going to be painting the X part and the left adn right sde of the front panel. Like this guy here, he didnt take his apart and it worked. I was wondering if the paint got into the DVD drive if it would wreck it?
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I painted my PS2 Just cover up all the vent holes with masking tape and where ever you dont want painted that is close to where you are painting
    
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ya but im worried about the little slits where the DVD drive is. If i were to spray paint wouldnt paint get in there and couldt that wreck it?
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tape over them
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How do you tape over the narrow gap between the DVD drawer and the case when you need to paint both the DVD drawer and the case...?

My suggestion would be to stick a piece of cardboard in those gaps, maybe a playing card or some cardboard backing from a pack of photo paper, or something like that. The thickest piece that will fit, it needs to be snug. Then spray at an angle, avoid aiming the spray directly into the gap. Simple precautions like that will probably (probably!!!) keep the paint out of the mechanism.
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post #6 of 9
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kk sounds goo dthanks. i was thinking about putting something in there but wasnt sure so now i knwo thanxs
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How about just taking it apart...it's not that hard, the DVD Bezel pops right off as well, best thing to do is buy a Paint Pen to repain the "XBOX" on the DVD Bezel to either , black, white or whatever color and then clearcoat it, you can also use a brush if you want to as well

The hardest piece to take off its the front, there are 4 clips (2 on each side) that you literally need to pry off

here's mine - broken at hte moment, not sure the probably, something with the LPC points with my chip

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post #8 of 9
Nah i would recomment taking it apart. it really isnt hard to do...all you need is the torx skrew set...or if you dont have them (like me) i used a set of alen keys they worked perfectly. So yea it is much easier to paint when taken appart, and make sure to sand using 600 grit 1st then 800grit, then 1000 grit and then finally 1500 grit and theen wet sand it with 1500 grit..Then give it your 1st coat of primer and let it dry for 24 hours and lightly sand the primer coat with 1500 grit paper. Then second coat of Primer and sand again...Now 1st coat of paint, dry for 24 hours and 1500 grit sand it, then 2nd coat of paint and light sand again and then finially 3rd coat of paint, dry for 24 hours and then use sum rubbing compound on it..Finally clear coat it, dry for 24 hours and again 1500 grit light sanding and then 2nd clear coat...dry for 48 hours and then use some wax or polish...and you should get a relaly nice mirror finish....i didnt even do all of that and i think i got an ok paint job:..



btw i recommend..if your from uk, hycoat paint ususally found in racks in car spares shops...or halfords paint....if your from USA...ive heard krylon fusiuon line of paint is meant to be brilliant..also duplicolour...hope i helped and good luck with your painting
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post #9 of 9
the smartest and cleanest thing you can do is take it all aprt for painitng....
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