Bezel Painting Guide
(If you want to see another guide, a user named moxx painted his bezels with Plasti-Dip and it came out great, link to his guide here
Unfortunately for people who are wanting to paint their glossy black bezels matte black, this guide will not contain a full picture set of how to do that as I did not do it myself - I painted the metal bezels of the LCD sub-panel - but I am relatively sure of how to go about turning glossy bezels to matte, which I will explain.What do I need?:
- Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Enamel Spray Paint - Flat Black (link
- Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Multi-Purpose Spray Paint - Flat Black Primer (link
) (my pic
- 400 Grit (very fine) Sandpaper
- 2 small cardboard boxes to prop your bezel up off the ground (so you can easily paint the sides)
- Trim Tools (optional) (link
) (my pic
)How do I remove my bezels?
- I recommend using some 'trim tools' (linked above) to help you pry apart your monitor without scratching anything. They are quite durable as well.
- Google your specific monitor model + debezel guide. (Link to playlist
of Qnix specific debezel)Specific directions for Glossy Bezels:
1. Take the 400 grit sandpaper and rough up the glossy surface around the entire bezel. This is going to give the paint something to adhere to without marring the actual plastic and creating deep grooves.
2. Clean off all the debris created by using the sandpaper on glossy paint. Use a hose or something...
3. Dry it off, but make sure whatever you dry it with doesn't leave too many little fibers or whatever behind.The remainder of the directions apply to both Glossy and Metal Bezels:
4. Take the Rust-Oleum Plastic Primer and shake it really well for about 30 seconds. Do a little test spray on some cardboard. Then apply the first and only coat. I did about 2 sprays back and forth on each bezel side to make sure I got a good, even coating. I held the spray can about 6-8 inches from the bezel. Tip: Start spraying before the spray nozzle is even in front of the bezel...this way you don't end up with too much paint on the corners from where you would've first started spraying. You'll see what I mean in the pics below, if that wasn't clear.
5. Wait 20-30 minutes for the Primer to dry. It dries pretty quickly.
6. Take the Rust-Oleum Enamel Spray Paint and shake it for 30 seconds, then test it. Apply your first coat. Use the same spray method as above.
7. Wait 15-20 minutes for the first Enamel coat to dry.
8. Apply the second Enamel Spray Paint coat.
9. Wait 20-30 minutes for the second Enamel coat to dry.
10. Come back and inspect your work. Is the paint too thick in a certain area and have little 'pock' marks because the paint dried funny there? If so, take your 400 grit sandpaper and gently sand that small area. Use your finger to brush away the dust created from using the sandpaper. Do one more coat of paint just on the edge of the bezel that you sanded.
11. Wait 24-48 hours for the paint to fully dry/set.
Good job, you now have sexy matte bezels. Here are some pictures:
Spray paint set up:
Hope that helps, if I was unclear on something or you have a question about something, feel free to ask...