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SO I have this EK res and I got tired of the "meh" black look. I decided to paint the inside white, which I did a while back. (will post pic shortly) I also installed two red led's in the two extra ports. After a while i got tired of those "blinding" red LED's in my face at night when I went to bed. I have decided to "frost" the outer clear cover of the res. I simply went down to home depot and bought a can of rustoleum "frosting spray" and I am currently applying it. So far, it seems promising. I am hoping this will defuse the light better and give more of a red "glow" instead of two red high beams shining through my res. Thoughts? I will post addtional pics as I progress.
Edited by xxlawman87xx - 2/5/11 at 6:45pm
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I have no idea if this is valid or not, but wouldn't you have to worry about the paint on the inside being dissolved just a little bit?
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This is what my res looks like with the inside painted white.



This is what it looking like so far. still waiting for it to dry and such. The pic makes it look blotchy but when you peel the tape back it looks quite good actually.
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I have no idea if this is valid or not, but wouldn't you have to worry about the paint on the inside being dissolved just a little bit?
Well i am using pure distilled water with a algaecide and i was worried about this too when I did it but I went to the local hobby shop and bought paint specifically for acrylic and it has held up GREAT for the past 3 months. As for the "frosting" paint, the directions said apply it to the outside so thats what I am doing.
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you can frost the acrylic by just sanding it
 
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you can frost the acrylic by just sanding it
Yea i know, however it has the EK etched in on the outside and it also has the groove cut in the backside for the incoming water channel. This just seemed like the best alternative. Plus there is less room for mistake with paint than with sanding. me + sanding acrylic =
Edited by xxlawman87xx - 2/5/11 at 6:45pm
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Finished Product: Total success. It has a nice medium frost to it. I may decide to do it "darker" but we will see. I am very pleased with the end product. Sry for the DP.

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How do you manage to sleep with that in your room! Nice job though! +rep!
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How do you manage to sleep with that in your room! Nice job though! +rep!
its not quite as bright as the pic makes it out to be. Iphone 3Gs camera is pretty bad. I think it made for a nice cheap solution with very good results that arent exactly mainstream.
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thats cool i need to do that to mine that led is bright lol i got a peice of black tape over the open hole right now cause it wakes me up.
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