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Well, as you can tell by my to do list at the top; I've gotten a lot done today. I'll put up some pretty pictures soon.

I also did some painting. Here are some pics:





I also did the faceplate of my 360 which looks pretty good. It'd look better if my 360 was black like the Elites, but it still looks pretty good.

It's hard to tell from the pictures, but the paint changes from copper to green depending on the lighting and how you look at it.
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Nice paint job, you do that yourself?


Thanks! Yea, I used Plasti-Kote's Kustom Effex Kameleon paint (Copper To Green for the second step.) Looks a lot better in person IMHO.

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Oooohhh, pretty pretty. I especially like the DS.

How do you keep from getting paint in places you don't want it? I would love to make my antiquated laptop look kickass =)

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Oooohhh, pretty pretty. I especially like the DS.

How do you keep from getting paint in places you don't want it? I would love to make my antiquated laptop look kickass =)


Thanks!

I stripped it apart lol. Anything that wouldn't come off got masking tape over it (like the Dell logo on the top.) Anything that was glued on just got reglued.

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I bought the paint at wal-mart, but it's fairly common (check the automotive section of your local store. Hardware stores might sell it too.) There's three different steps (Base Kote, Kameleon Paint, and Klear Kote.) They're made my Plasti-Kote (Plasti-Kote Kustom Effex.) It's quite expensive though; step one and two cost the same (around $5USD) and step two costs about double (around $10USD.) linky

I etched the surfaces using 180 grit sandpaper, but I'd really recommend something smoother because the scratches were too deep and you can see some of them (even through 3 layers of base coat and 2 layers of paint.)

Then I just put on 3 coats of Base Kote (5 minutes in between each coat.) Let that dry for about an hour. Then repeat for the paint (only two coats.) For the clear I put on a mist coat, a light coat, and then two heavier coats (5 minutes in between each again.) Then let that dry for about an hour and a half (let it dry good and long or you'll get finger prints in your clear coat.)

If you haven't worked with plastic and spray paint before I'd really recommend that you practice with some cheaper paint and something easier to replace lol.

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