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Mingus
10-01-2002, 01:55 PM
I jsut took apart my keyboard and painted it, it turned out pretty sweet.

<img src=http://studentwebs.winona.edu/pjtheler0193/pics/tweak/keyboard.jpg>

pga1234
10-01-2002, 01:58 PM
It's BLUE! lol, nice job. I kinda want to paint mine silver. But I would want the keys to be silver too. Then I would have to buy decals and whatnot. Let's just say I am lazy :(.

Mingus
10-01-2002, 02:01 PM
Yeah, I was thinking of painting the keys, but then I would be lost the next time i need the asterisk or the up carrot or some lame key that I only need once every coupple of weeks.

Corduroy
10-01-2002, 02:02 PM
Good job Mingus! Why did you decide to go with blue?

I think silver would look okay even with off-white keys, I have found that the off-white color of computer components, although not looking too great with different colors, never look too bad either.

pga1234
10-01-2002, 02:04 PM
The keys on my keboard are straight white. It's a $60+ wireless keyboard so I kinda don't have the guts to paint it :(.

Mingus
10-01-2002, 02:05 PM
I chose blue, becasue I have blue flames on my case, and just recently put some blue LEDS and blue Lighting in my case.

Silver would be a pretty sweet color too.

pga1234
10-01-2002, 02:09 PM
I would paint mine silver because:

A. I already have silver spray paint.
B. My case is going to be silver

:). Anyway if I could find some decals or something with all the keys on them i might do it. It would look pretty cool. Having a wireless silver keyboard. :smokin:

kane2g
10-02-2002, 03:40 AM
i did mine in silver, just last night. today i put the keys on and it looks good. I am plesantly suprised.
BTW Mingus, whats on the right of your board?? Looks like audio, but its too small to be EQ

Mingus
10-02-2002, 07:20 AM
It is a Koss in-line headphones eq/volume controll. It is pretty nifty, and really handy for lan parties. It aslo boosts the line level signal from your sound card, so you can crank up your headphones more at lan parties and whatnot. It is powered by a AAA battery. I scored it of ebay cheeeep.

<img src=http://studentwebs.winona.edu/pjtheler0193/pics/tweak/koss.jpg>

Mingus
10-02-2002, 07:25 AM
Kane - you should post some pics of your keyboard.

pga1234
10-02-2002, 07:41 AM
So it's kind of like a mini amp? Anyway if I ever find those decals I would most likely paint my keyboard. Kane, yes please post some pics :thumb:.

Mingus
10-02-2002, 07:57 AM
Yes, pretty much. It makes all the difference in the world if you have a sound card, with a kinda wimpy output level, plus the eq is handy when you are playing games and whatnot.

FLaCo
10-02-2002, 08:17 AM
I want to paint my case silver (now black) with blue flames....my question to you guys is if you know a place where they sell stencils of flames....and clearcoat i want a car like metallic finish.:)

kane2g
10-02-2002, 06:36 PM
Thats the smallest friggin EQ i've ever seen.
I got my sound card hooked up to my home stereo, no need for headphones! Plus i got alarm and it wakes me up every morning.
I dont have a digi-cam, so dont expect pics.
I dont mind sharing them, but to get regular pics and scan them is too much pain in the butt. But the colors go together pretty well. I used Rust-Oleum silver paint. I dont know if its the paint itself or the silver color, but depnding on how light hits it, it goes between lighter silver and darker silver. I am happy with it.

StormyWeather
10-08-2002, 03:34 PM
hobbie stores have decals that are flames. They also have paints there too. I spend most of my time in hobbie stores with this little remote control car

Hope the picture isnt so big this time:


OK I deleted the picture so that those on dial up wont go threw a big pain in the butt. I will take lessons tonite lol and hope that trick will teach me some more tricks!! you would never believe that there is over $1500.00 US dollars in that little sucker

Wiggo
10-08-2002, 03:55 PM
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Hope the picture isnt so big this time:

Well I'd hate to be someone on dailup for them :eek: but like the other one I reduced this one's size by 50% and the file size to 1/6th of the original (though still large) for ya ;) Ya goin' to have to get Trick to give ya lessons with the photo editor that ya have. :devil win
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pga1234
10-08-2002, 04:37 PM
It's pretty easy to resize, what do you have for photo editing software? Anyway nice car, wish I had one like that :cry:. :thumb:

StormyWeather
10-09-2002, 08:06 AM
I dont know what I have for photos in this here computer. I edit my post and took off the picture so no-one will go threw any problems with dial up.

pga1234
10-09-2002, 11:45 AM
Nah it was ok, I have dial up and it wasnt that bad...

Wiggo
10-09-2002, 11:45 AM
But, but, I'd already fixed the pic up. :cry:

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E^vol
11-06-2002, 01:30 PM
You could always try vinyl die for the keys. It shouldn't hide the letters/numbers/symbols.


I spend most of my time in hobbie stores with this little remote control car...you would never believe that there is over 00.00 US dollars in that little sucker
What kind ??? I have a RC10T...