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Painted my Model M with Krylon Fusion

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Fred Koser

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St Petersburg, FL
Picked up a rattle-can of black Krylon Fusion the other night at Wal-Mart. It was ~$4. Just did my model M today and I'm pretty happy with it. I don't have much experience with spray paints and I think I hit part of it with too much, but it looks good & the finish is getting more even as the paint cures. Here are some pix:

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Sorry, I only have a webcam so the pix are pretty low res. You get the idea.
 

Diggrr

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Cool beans man, I've seen ads for the stuff for a month now, and needed a guinea pig. Thanks! Looks good too.

now back in your cage :D
 

bubba gump

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Very nice looking!! If I end up getting my Logitech KB im definatly gonna change the color of it =D Modding an expensive item...the love of my life :)
 

Fast420A

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Well Thompson's is here...www.tcwo.com, that's a good shop for decent prices on most items. As far as Lan's, not really sure, I haven't been into Lan's and OCing for very long. I am sure they have them, just none that I know of. Welcome to Tampa, BTW. Been here 23 years so nothing is good to do here now ;-)

There's always Ybor if your into that stuff.
 
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Fred Koser

Fred Koser

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I'd love to find a student gaming organization in Tampa - their LANs always have the best prizes. :) Seriously though, it would be nice to find a friendly LAN group - I'm not very good at any games, but I do enjoy dragging my rig around and staying up late eating junk food.
Ybor is SO not my scene. :) Would I be here if Ybor was my scene? Heh-heh.
Thanks for the tip on Thompson's. Sounds like there is no way to see what 1700+s they have in right now, but could be very useful in the future.
 

Diggrr

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It's supposed to bond directly with the plastic without primer, and won't chip or peal off.
Kewl.
 

Breadfan

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Diggrr said:
It's supposed to bond directly with the plastic without primer, and won't chip or peal off.
Kewl.

Cool. So, would this be better than vinyl dye if I wanted to spray a monitor?
 
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Fred Koser

Fred Koser

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I don't know if "better" is the right word. I also used some Plasti-Kote vinyl dye on my drives (couldn't find the right color in Krylon Fusion.) It worked just as well. I think the strength of K.F. is that its supposed to work on all surfaces (wood, metal, plastic, etc. - it says so on the can I have NOT tried anything but the keyboard.) If you can find the right color, it seems like it would be great on a monitor. Nmmnp over at Ars had AWESOME luck with it:

http://www.modders.net/uploads/nmmnp/Project Hockeytown Completed.JPG

Here is the thread:

http://arstechnica.infopop.net/OpenTopic/page?a=tpc&s=50009562&f=77909585&m=7600973565