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Is it safe to spray-paint a motherboard and addon cards if I tape off any contacts? I can't see any reason it would cause harm, but I wanted to check with you guys first.
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post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by Tandyman100;12252825 
Is it safe to spray-paint a motherboard and addon cards if I tape off any contacts? I can't see any reason it would cause harm, but I wanted to check with you guys first.

I would advise not. If you want to change the color of the DIMM slots or PCI-E slots, some people have been successful with markers.
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post #3 of 11
Paint has solvents in it it will eat your cards and Mobo also it will change the thermal properties of the boards, not recomended.

You can paint plastic addons with the rightr paints but you must prep every thing well or the finish will suck.

Maybe there is a product out there but I don't know it, Any one out there have a solution?
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post #4 of 11
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Ah, ok. Thanks! I didn't think of anything like that. I have seen painted motherboards though... I wonder how they managed that?
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post #5 of 11
where have u seen a painted motherboard? can u provide picture?
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post #6 of 11
The only way I see to do it is to use a painters marker or something similar.

I would advise against it as would inhibit heat transfer.
    
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post #7 of 11
http://www.overclock.net/10373853-post3.html

7th picture down. Theres a painted motherboard.
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post #8 of 11
holy jesus that looks amazing


but maybe it just a contrast/shadow effect?
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post #9 of 11
This is the only thing I would paint. Any non electrified metal part. Stay away from the plastic parts.
These were blue and turned my stomach so I had to paint them.
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post #10 of 11
Look through his other photos... and later in his build log, he has the mobo in the case. Its the same.

the only thing im going to get painted is a heatsink which is a gray color and every other heatsink is blue. Im going to get it done in black.
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