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Old October 27, 2012, 06:39 AM
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I can't leave the ASUS Blu-Ray drive face stock! Esp after defacing and distressing everything else....lol. ...My video tutorial shares all of the steps in painting your Optical drive face, you can apply these same steps in painting any plastics..



Following the DIY steps in the link I shared above, I painted the drive face the Metallic Blue I applied to the exterior and interior of the case.



I applied 1/4" Auto Body Masking Tape, side by side, only cause it was only thin tape I had on hand... in diagonal pattern after the Metallic Blue Lacquer paint had cured for 1 hour...



I applied Matte Black Lacquer paint....



After 30 minutes, I removed the 1/4" masking tape..



Lacquer paint cures pretty fast... 30 minutes later I covered the Matte Black with same tape again.



Next, I applied combination very light coats of Gloss Orange and Metallic Gold paint



After 15 minutes, I used a wire brush to create scratches to simulate heavy usage of time...






Using Red / Maroon Scotchbrite Pad to smooth and mute down the scratches



Ready to re-install!
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Old October 28, 2012, 05:18 AM
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The ASUS Blu-ray player is finished and installed ...with it's new "Old Look"



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Old November 6, 2012, 06:58 AM
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I have finished the Asus Bluray drive mod. Here it is with Bitfenix RECON fan controller operating

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Old November 6, 2012, 08:01 AM
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looks sooooooooooooo good
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Old November 7, 2012, 10:34 AM
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it's up and running







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Old November 8, 2012, 05:19 AM
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Matt is pumped, Kotaku posted it on their news page yesterday. The game launches November 20th, so I'm glad he can celebrate that with a new case!

It Takes A Lot Of Skill To Make This Brand-New Planetside 2 Case Look So Very Old

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Old November 8, 2012, 08:19 AM
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Another incredible build, well done Bill.
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Old November 9, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Looks amazing well done Bill
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Old November 19, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Thank you for the compliments guys!

Our "Making of Video" Planetside 2 Case Mod for Matt Higby.

Planetside 2 Case Mod by Mnpctech.com - YouTube
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Old November 19, 2012, 09:53 PM
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Great vid and another awesome case mod
Front fan looks wicked
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