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Old 15th July, 2002, 04:13 PM
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You have the Same monitor as I do. Very easy to disassemble but you would need to becareful not to touch any of the capacitors or diodes as they do store 60,000 volts and can kill you. After I got the monitor apart I took a can of compressed air and gave it a good cleaning and installed a Cathode switch on the front. I've got 7 cathodes in my case so I"m sure taking two of them for my monitor would'nt hurt. My Monitor is going to take awhile as I've decided to go with a Jeff Gordon theme and paint on flames. Afterwards I'm going to have to sit patiently with a brush and detail the flames. Ackkk.


Oh and VIP Discount Auto also has color changing paints in stock. I believe its around $15 USD a kit. These paints give that chromillusion color changing effect as you view it from several different angles.
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Old 15th July, 2002, 06:19 PM
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im having my uncle do a job like that on my case,..... you walk and look right, its metalic blue, you look left- its metalic black :-D
these have to be the harddest things to do, its an art painting with metalic colorchanging auto paint.... my grandpa was a master but he died :-( i can only hope to have it come out 1/2 as good as he could have done it :-D
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Old 15th July, 2002, 06:31 PM
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That holographic paint is sweet stuff. My dad takes old grayhound busses and restores them into motor homes. Really nice onces too. Were talking $300,000 rigs. We did one with some of that paint. Silver background with a couple stripes of that stuff. A 5-color blue / purple paint, and a 3 color red/orange/yellow. That stuff is SOO NICE. But its expensive. Like $500 a QUART i think.
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Old 15th July, 2002, 10:26 PM
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I also came across some anodized style paint. Its made for bare metal, but they now have a special silver primer that can be applied to plastic that allows it to have the same effect. I may pick up some anodized blue and do my drive bezels
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Old 19th July, 2002, 01:03 AM
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I have 2 HP 840Cs, I might take the defective one appart and see if i can pain it blue also. I jsut did my logitech keyboard blue its top is drying right now downstairs. I have the same mouse and keyboard as spyder, cept mine is the USB version not the wireles, I don't lke wireles right now..it dosent have the scrool wheel, thati use for volume because it responds better.

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Old 20th July, 2002, 03:40 AM
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I think you started real trend, should send this thread to logitech.
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Old 20th July, 2002, 07:36 PM
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I'm painting mine either a red or green flake today. Also the face of my case the same color. I have a Directron 201B black case with the silver knobs and buttons. Should look pretty sweet. I'll get some pics whan I get it done.

The front plexi part comes off and there is a removable 'bezel plate'. Thats what I'm painting on the case. I've got to find a way to light it up now... no holes in the bezel plate cept for the bays and buttons... hmmmm
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Well. I got started anyway. THe keyboard came out ok. I've got a spare so I may mess with some metallic, but it didnt seem to want to stick too well. You can see a few spots where my impatience got the best of me (never paint when its raining 3 feet away from you )

Looks good so far
http://www.mojo.apachego.com/graffix/key.jpg

Much better
http://www.mojo.apachego.com/graffix/key1.jpg

Some water drops
http://www.mojo.apachego.com/graffix/front.jpg

Just cuz it's tidy lookin
http://www.mojo.apachego.com/graffix/inside.jpg

You can see a teeny bit of green where the plexi bezel shows the sides of the CD drives. Not too shabby for a rush job. Dried it all with heat lamps too. Took about 4 hours to dry and 45 mins to do it all. It looks kinda 'gloppy' becuase the lighting can't pick up on the texture too well. Its a hand hammered finish. It's actually a pretty thin layer of paint on there. Maybe a clear coat will add some flavor.
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Old 21st July, 2002, 04:52 AM
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Re: Keyboard Makeover

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Don't know what got into me today just up and decided to paint my keyboard Blue Metal Flake
Looks sorta like my keyboard :-D . I painted mine Matlic Blue a while back. Was going to paint the case the same color but a Buddie wants to paint it Blue/Green Marige 4 FREE!!!!! . I painted the keyboard one night and was using it the next morning. Your board looks good,I Like It
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waaaa...hhh. My keys are part of the top of my kb. crud.
So much for moddin the mskb.
But yours are looking nice guys !
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Old 21st July, 2002, 07:10 AM
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Please, in the future, if there is to be a viewsonic monitor pictured in a thread, a warning in the title would be nice.

(HATE, HATE, FUGGIN HATE! VIEWSONIC! Bad experiences with viewsonic monitors.)
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Old 21st July, 2002, 03:34 PM
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I'm painting the front bezel plate today, same green. Not sure how well it will come out tho since it sits behind the plexi and is against a flat black case body. The drives look sweet when there is enough light in the room, but you can't really see if it's even a little dark. Any suggestions on a color that may fit the green and black? I was thinking yellow for highlights and some of the inside parts. Needs a window for that tho, and since I don't really want to hack up this aluminum case, I don't see that happening for me. I tend to get dremel happy and just start cutting away without any general line of direction. As the crow flies so to speak..... I was going to paint the monitor today too, but, well...its a pain in the arse, so 4get that idea
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