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Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« on: Thu, 24 April 2014, 10:44:23 »
I recently purchased an extra top case for my QFR and painted it fluorescent green to match the green/black theme of my PC

If you follow this link there are more pics and info http://imgur.com/a/Br9kY

Painting the Quckfire Rapid top case is fairly simple.

I don't have any pics of the top case before laying down the 2-in-1 base coat but PREP PREP PREP and PREP some more.

I used 600 grit sand paper and spent at least 2 hours sanding all of the rubberized material off. After sanding I blew all of the dust off and wiped it down and let it dry for about an hour before painting.

 DON'T BUY CRAPPY PAINT! (IE; Valspar 2 in 1)! I've painted a lot of stuff with spray paint and this was by far the worst paint Ive ever used. It didn't cover well at all and it covered everything in green dust (NOTE: not sticky paint type dust but rather sawdust feeling crap that easily rinsed off)

After about 6 coats of the 2-in-1 (yes, 6 coats!) Coverage was absolutely terrible. I threw the can in the trash and took myself to walmart and picked up some Krylon Fluorescent Green spray paint.

Since I already had a primer/base coat down I decided NOT to cover that with a primer, I used the Valspar as a primer BUT I recommend using a primer before paint and not 2 in 1 (learn from my mistake).  When I got back home with the Krylon Flourescent Green paint I did a light sanding with some 1,000 grit for a smooth surface (you likely wont need to this unless your paint choice sucked too).

I laid down 4-5 coats of the Krylon Flourescent Green and was happy.

After the paint dried I used this Rust-oleum Crystal Clear Enamel for a hard clear coat. When ever I am spray painting I always use this for Clearcoat because it dries very thick and has a nice shine.

After ???? coats of clear I let it sit for about 24 hours to dry before putting it back on the keyboard.






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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 24 April 2014, 10:58:13 »
That's pretty sick I like it.

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 24 April 2014, 22:21:44 »
Nice shade of green :)
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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 24 April 2014, 22:59:05 »
Green + Black + Pistol = Win.

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 25 April 2014, 13:20:55 »
Mmmh, toxic/neon green...
I wish they would sell cases in this color!

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 25 April 2014, 17:34:47 »
Do you have a pic that shows it from the top? Just curious what caps you have on there.

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 25 April 2014, 21:30:40 »
Mmmh, toxic/neon green...
I wish they would sell cases in this color!

paint yours! Its pretty simple

Do you have a pic that shows it from the top? Just curious what caps you have on there.

they are a black/green set from WASD Keyboards


I am thinking about getting into the Toxic groupbuy
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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 25 April 2014, 22:06:55 »
Thanks for the pics.

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 26 April 2014, 03:25:18 »
Saw this on reddit! looks amazinggg

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 26 April 2014, 12:26:18 »
Thanks for the pics.

Potato cam :(

Saw this on reddit! looks amazinggg

gracias

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 26 April 2014, 12:51:36 »
Wow, looking hot!

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 28 April 2014, 04:58:08 »
Mmmh, toxic/neon green...
I wish they would sell cases in this color!

paint yours! Its pretty simple

Perhaps I will...
I love neon green! :))



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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 28 April 2014, 06:22:19 »
Mmmh, toxic/neon green...
I wish they would sell cases in this color!

paint yours! Its pretty simple

Perhaps I will...
I love neon green! :))

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I love that setup, but every time I see it I can't help but imagine what it would look like in yellow :D
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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 28 April 2014, 07:25:29 »
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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 28 April 2014, 08:43:19 »
Mmmh, toxic/neon green...
I wish they would sell cases in this color!

paint yours! Its pretty simple

Perhaps I will...
I love neon green! :))

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 28 April 2014, 10:28:31 »
Mmmh, toxic/neon green...
I wish they would sell cases in this color!

paint yours! Its pretty simple

Perhaps I will...
I love neon green! :))

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I love that setup, but every time I see it I can't help but imagine what it would look like in yellow :D

And I wonder what it would look like in fluorescent purple :D
Time to fire up Photoshop...

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 02 May 2014, 21:05:02 »
And I wonder what it would look like in fluorescent purple :D
Time to fire up Photoshop...

I second purple!  What lens are you using?
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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 02 May 2014, 21:41:11 »
And I wonder what it would look like in fluorescent purple :D
Time to fire up Photoshop...

I second purple!  What lens are you using?

Can't remember...
Probably was the Canon EF-S 15-85 or the EF 35L stopped down >.>

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 02 May 2014, 22:18:35 »

Can't remember...
Probably was the Canon EF-S 15-85 or the EF 35L stopped down >.>

Haha, probably the 35?  Can't imagine getting such a shallow dof on the 15-85, unless you were at 85!  Either way awesome!  Time for me to get a 60 or 75% board!
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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 03 May 2014, 07:29:02 »
And I wonder what it would look like in fluorescent purple :D
Time to fire up Photoshop...

I second purple!  What lens are you using?

Can't remember...
Probably was the Canon EF-S 15-85 or the EF 35L stopped down >.>

lens is a Canon 50mm f/1.8


Can't remember...
Probably was the Canon EF-S 15-85 or the EF 35L stopped down >.>

Haha, probably the 35?  Can't imagine getting such a shallow dof on the 15-85, unless you were at 85!  Either way awesome!  Time for me to get a 60 or 75% board!

I really like the look of 60% boards, but they are too small for me. My hands are that big, but even on the QFR I feel like it's smaller than I'm used to
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« Reply #21 on: Sat, 03 May 2014, 08:05:05 »

Can't remember...
Probably was the Canon EF-S 15-85 or the EF 35L stopped down >.>

Haha, probably the 35?  Can't imagine getting such a shallow dof on the 15-85, unless you were at 85!

You me confused with tigersharkdude, the pretty QFR is his work ;)


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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 03 May 2014, 08:10:02 »
Btw, it seems to be impossible to get Krylon spraypaint around here... :/
Someone knows a good brand that offers neon-green and is easily available in Europe?

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 09 May 2014, 12:01:33 »
Btw, it seems to be impossible to get Krylon spraypaint around here... :/
Someone knows a good brand that offers neon-green and is easily available in Europe?

Im in the US so I will just throw out a few names that Ive seen bright green in

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 19 May 2014, 17:15:12 »
Damn that looks good  :thumb:

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 16 October 2014, 23:49:10 »
So where can i get my hands on that wood wrist wrest

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 17 October 2014, 11:01:02 »
So where can i get my hands on that wood wrist wrest

I was making them a while back but my table saw is done-zo and I never bought a new one

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 11 February 2015, 18:57:51 »
That looks sick!  :p

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 11 February 2015, 20:27:53 »
Nice man! this is basically what i'm going for with my GON, with lighting.

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 12 February 2015, 13:18:26 »
FWIW the vibrant green got on my nerves FAST (I don't think it was green for a month before I changed it).

whatever color you decide to paint your case be sure it's something you really enjoy or you will be repainting due to it being obnoxious.

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 12 February 2015, 14:47:01 »
YELLOW!!1!11
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 12 February 2015, 19:01:13 »
FWIW the vibrant green got on my nerves FAST (I don't think it was green for a month before I changed it).

whatever color you decide to paint your case be sure it's something you really enjoy or you will be repainting due to it being obnoxious.

I didn't notice how old this post was till now lol
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Re: Fluorescent Green QFR top case
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 14:15:26 »
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