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jarink
12-16-2005, 08:34 AM
My wife and I gave my old PC to my 10-year-old stepson for Christmas this year (Yes, Daddy got a new PC for Christmas! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif ) It is a homebuilt Athlon 2600+ PC that I built a couple years ago while working at a local white-box dealer. Intead of keeping the plain-jane beige box, the boy and I decided to spice it up a bit.

Sides and top sanded and washed off
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/1MetalSanded.jpg
Front washed off and primed
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/2FrontPrimed.jpg
Masking
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/3Masking.jpg
All painted
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/5Painted.jpg
Finished product
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/8Right.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/9Front.jpg

If anyone else wants to try something like this with their kids or by themselves, it's a very easy and fun project. I used regular Krylon spray paints (make sure they say they work on plastic for the front panel parts) and blue masking tape. The white hobby tape I used for the 1/4" black lightning accents didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. If I had to do it again, I'd use regular masking tape cut to size. Using good painting techniques (sanding, priming, lightly sanding in between coats, using 2-3 light coats instead of one heavy coat and covering it all with a clearcoat) will help make it look extra nice.

jarink
12-16-2005, 08:34 AM
My wife and I gave my old PC to my 10-year-old stepson for Christmas this year (Yes, Daddy got a new PC for Christmas! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif ) It is a homebuilt Athlon 2600+ PC that I built a couple years ago while working at a local white-box dealer. Intead of keeping the plain-jane beige box, the boy and I decided to spice it up a bit.

Sides and top sanded and washed off
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/1MetalSanded.jpg
Front washed off and primed
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/2FrontPrimed.jpg
Masking
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/3Masking.jpg
All painted
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/5Painted.jpg
Finished product
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/8Right.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/jarink/9Front.jpg

If anyone else wants to try something like this with their kids or by themselves, it's a very easy and fun project. I used regular Krylon spray paints (make sure they say they work on plastic for the front panel parts) and blue masking tape. The white hobby tape I used for the 1/4" black lightning accents didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. If I had to do it again, I'd use regular masking tape cut to size. Using good painting techniques (sanding, priming, lightly sanding in between coats, using 2-3 light coats instead of one heavy coat and covering it all with a clearcoat) will help make it look extra nice.

MEGILE
12-16-2005, 08:40 AM
looks funky http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Cippacometa
12-16-2005, 08:43 AM
cool! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

waffen-79
12-16-2005, 08:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cippacometa:
cool! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

totally cool

danjama
12-16-2005, 01:50 PM
Its good to see a fella spending quality time with his boy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Great job with the case, and keep up the daddy duty's! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Waldo.Pepper
12-16-2005, 08:07 PM
Good Daddy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif