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Offline Willy

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QFR Mod Plans
« on: Wed, 06 November 2013, 19:43:13 »
So I've currently got a stock QFR. Soon I'll be ordering some Black Otaku PBT Key-caps and some 40A-L O-Rings. I was also going to add some weight to my keyboard to make it stick more solidly to desks.(not that it's bad at sticking to desks. It's excellent.)
Anyways, I can't decide what to do with my case. It's rubberized and I really really like that, but I'm thinking about maybe painting it either pure black to be stealthy with my blank black key-caps or a vibrant lime-green because it's my favorite color. I'm inexperienced with painting so I'm not sure if I should risk my rubberized finish on a newbie paint job. I also have many pets, so hair and dust are a real threat to my paint. Any input from keyboard painting veterans that can shine some light on what the pros and cons of different types of paints, colors, and textures are as far as dirt, fingerprints, and dust are concerned would be greatly appreciated (long-winded sentence, oh well). The last thing I want is a sticky, tacky, hairy, dusty keyboard.
« Last Edit: Thu, 07 November 2013, 02:32:50 by Willy »
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Re: QFR Mod Plans
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 06 November 2013, 19:48:08 »
Lime green is always fun. Take a look at photoelectric's painting tips thread.
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Re: QFR Mod Plans
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 06 November 2013, 19:59:23 »
You can order replacement case tops from GH (see mkawa).  I think they are like $5 each, so you can experiment - do one black and one green!
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Re: QFR Mod Plans
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 06 November 2013, 20:17:18 »
You can order replacement case tops from GH (see mkawa).  I think they are like $5 each, so you can experiment - do one black and one green!
That's not a bad idea. I didn't realize that they are as cheep as water. I might just buy 1 and just re-sand it over and over until I finally get a good paint job.
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Re: QFR Mod Plans
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 27 January 2014, 13:57:56 »
^This is exactly what i did. Im practicing on a cheap case then going to order what i want later