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spazzkid

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im planning on painting my monitor. are there anybody of u guys who've done this? can i have links to guides on how to paint the monitor PROPERLY. im thinking of either using acrylic paint or dye, which do u suggest? thanx for the help.
 

Captain Slug

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spazzkid said:
im planning on painting my monitor. are there anybody of u guys who've done this? can i have links to guides on how to paint the monitor PROPERLY. im thinking of either using acrylic paint or dye, which do u suggest? thanx for the help.

I was going to write one but each monitor is manufactured a little differently depending on brand. That and it's dangerous unless you take the necesary precautions.

Here are some tips...

1. Leave the monitor turned off and unplug for atleast 3 or 4 days before taking it apart. The capacitors hold a considerable amount of charge even when the monitor is unplugged.
2. GO SLOW, this is not the safer thing to be opening up and it may have sharp edges or a construction that can only be taken apart ONE WAY.
3. Put down a drop cloth and do this on carpet. The inside of a monitor gets very dirty, or was dirty before you bought it (people weren't really menat to fiddle with it anyway). Doing this on carpet will atleast safegaurd you from chipping the screen if you slip.
4. HAVE A CONTAINER or bowl handy to hold all the screws. Lose one and your monitor may not go back together
5. Reassembly can be awkward and you may need some big books handy to prop a part up to get it back together.

6. IMPORTANT IF you use regular spray paint to paint your monitor you will need to use it in a well vetilated area for the next two weeks. Monitors get rather warm and some of the surface layers of paint may burn off on the inside of the shell.

Once the shell is off general painting rules apply. There are Stickied guides about painting method. But Vinyl dye is alot easiest and will last alot longer.
 
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spazzkid

spazzkid

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im planning to paint the back cover with autograde spray paint and black on the front cover, to match my case.
 

Captain Slug

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spazzkid said:
im planning to paint the back cover with autograde spray paint and black on the front cover, to match my case.

Lovely. Make sure to add several layers of clearcoat. I added 5 because I knew my monitor was going to get moved to a LAN party every few months.