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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 12:22 AM - Thread Starter
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So, if you are unaware, the stock finish on the original World of Warcraft mouse is pretty terrible. Many have complained that it wears off from normal use, but I made the mistake of cleaning my mouse with alcohol once and the finish was absolutely wrecked.

I have previously used Plastidip on my 350z to black out the emblems and the front of the bumper, so it is a very durable finish.

Here's an example:

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I decided to do it to my mouse as well, here's the results.

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The cool part about Plastidip is that it isn't really "paint". It's just a coating that adheres to pretty much anything and if you want to remove it, you can just peel it off. It doesn't come off easily though, so its durable yet removable if you want it to be. Pretty much why I used it on my car, peels right off the paint.

What do you guys think?

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Awesome! Looks better then the original.

The finish looks quite... textured. How does it feel?



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Really great job, I like it. Can you link me to the stuff? I've tried putting carbon vinyl film on my Das to cover the gloss, but it didn't come out right. This looks like it would work much better.

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Awesome! Looks better then the original.
The finish looks quite... textured. How does it feel?

I like the textured feel to it personally, gives it more grip. And no smudges or prints!
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Really great job, I like it. Can you link me to the stuff? I've tried putting carbon vinyl film on my Das to cover the gloss, but it didn't come out right. This looks like it would work much better.

This is what I used:

http://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Dip-Intl-11203-Plasti-Dip/dp/B000LNOOEO/ref=pd_cp_hi_1/190-7674539-3004759

It's really easy to use, barely takes any prep time and dries in a few minutes.

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How did you avoid spraying the small crevices?

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How did you avoid spraying the small crevices?

Once you remove the screws from the bottom the whole top of the mouse comes out. Then I took out the part that held the scroll wheel and it was just the top. After that you can individually remove each section. I sprayed them all separately.

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Good job, does it prevent the paint from getting scratch?.. also would this come of itself by getting scratched?.

Thanks for providing a link smile.gif

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Good job, does it prevent the paint from getting scratch?.. also would this come of itself by getting scratched?.
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It protects anything underneath the coat quite well. I used it on my door handles as well on my car and it has been resilient to pretty much anything. If I intentionally went at it though I could get it to come off.

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Very clean looking, it could have ended out looking worse.

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seen loads of images and of this stuff on cars and rims and stuff and if it ever gets like damaged you can literally peel the plasti dip off, i've been planning to mod my Deathadder cause i hate the glossy sides with a can of this stuff not got around to doing it yet tho, should give a nice rubbery feel after tho

for an idea on what i mean by peeling this stuff off heres a vid i grabbed of youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz6RK1NSnAs&feature=related

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