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Old June 3, 2009, 08:33 AM
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powder coating is the best but very pricey
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Old June 3, 2009, 11:27 AM
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This is turning out to be a very informative thread, and an inspirational one aswell. I think I'll start my own project soon using the tips provided.
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Old June 3, 2009, 12:01 PM
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I started customizing Xbox 360s few years ago, and made tutorial video:

artistpavel.com: Video: Painting Xbox 360 Faceplate In 3 Steps

back then I used automotive primer for a base coat available at Curry's Art Store, but later I discovered Krylon products, their stuff just sticks to any surface. You just have to make sure not to overspray it to avoid paint bleeding and build-up, it can't be removed.

this topic made me think if should offer custom art services for PC users, since I have all the experience, but for some reason was limited to Xbox community. If anyone wants to give it a try, I'm based in Toronto. The way I think it can work, you can send me the removable side panel and I will paint design on it, like I did with 360 faceplates:

Xbox 360 Faceplates - a set on Flickr

for example if I was to paint HWC rig it would have a beaver and red and gray decorative elements.

Just checked out your site...very nice work! You have talent!
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wetsand then primer ''yellow one fills gaps''
then wetsand again reprimer then paint you will get perfect results
i even wetsand after first coat of paint
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I have to comment as well to artistpavel. Very, very nice. You've got teh skillz mate.
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Thanks guys

Here are some pictures from one of the members from ocforums.com, just illustrates the whole point of painting the interior, notice matching colours, even stickers, he said it took him 2 cans of spray paint:











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Old June 6, 2009, 09:50 PM
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nice great red and black thinking of the same color scheme for a while thanks for confirming that it looks great.
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........light bulb!

damn. I've even painted many metal things before (and painted them properly, starting with primer). man...I'm a moron.

Thanks guys!

oh well. I'll do the install and touch up the paint that chips. Not like this is subjected to daily wear and tear anyways
metal doesn't need primer unless or you plan to expose the metal to a large amount of moisture or there is rust.
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Way to steal my color scheme!
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Way to steal my color scheme!
if it was something obscure... like yellow and purple... I would agree.

but red & black... c'mon. That's almost universal.
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