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Mnpctech November 7, 2009 04:31 PM

Painting MX518 Logitech Mouse with "Carbon Fiber" Effect
 
Heres the steps taken to dismantle the Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse. We're painting it with a Carbon Fiber effect
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You will find 3, marked cross patterns for screw locations, using blade
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Once opened, these 6 screws must be removed. 3 fasten in the switch for the right hand buttons
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After removing right side button switch, 3 more screws are located beneath and must be removed
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Before you can remove the MX518 mouse cover, you may have to push up the left/right mouse buttons up to clear the mouse body.
Then, gently, pull the cover off towards the rear of the mouse.
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Apply masking alongside the MX518 Logitech emblem before prying off emblem with small flat head screwdriver.
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To fill in the emblem hole, I'm using Evercoat, Metalworks, Polyester Glazing Putty with Blue Cream Hardener (not pictured)
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Filling emblem hole of MX518. After mixing 1/4" size drop of Evercoat with dab of Blue Cream Hardener (not pictured)
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If you apply too much filler, use paper towel to wipe off excess filler.
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Allow filler to cure for 60 mins before sanding w/ 400 grit sandpaper
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BEFORE PAINTING: USE THE PROPER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

1. Wear Filtered Respirator Mask, Approved For Applying Automotive Aerosols

2. Work in Well Ventilated Area

5 coats of Rustoleum Sandable Primer (or until surface is filled)... allow to cure for at least 2 hours
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Scuff the final coat sandable primer with 400 grit sandpaper before applying base color coat
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NOTE! You can bypass needing a HVLP spray gun like ours, and apply "Aerosol" or Rattle Can Paint to your Mouse instead

The base color coat will be ISUZU factory color "Pewter" by PPG
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Gloss Black painted applied over rubber mesh (tool box liner) creates carbon fiber weave pattern
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Light coats of Gloss Black will blend in the weave pattern
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PPG brand Polyurethane clearcoat applied for maximum durability and shine
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You can buff out the clear coat on the mouse, for that extra shine!

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Perineum November 7, 2009 04:46 PM

heh pretty cool man...

Surfer_2099 November 7, 2009 05:38 PM

So so useless...

... and yet so so beautiful! :clap: :thumb: :clap:

Cheers!
Loving_The_Paint_Effect_Canuck :)

Andy November 7, 2009 05:57 PM

Awesome work! Nice step by step as well.

gingerbee November 8, 2009 05:19 AM

someone once said something truly beautiful can't be truly useless ha ha

icarus2 November 8, 2009 09:51 PM

Holy crap, that is awesome!!

AmuseMe November 9, 2009 04:48 AM

Very nice! Could probably use this method for many more things.

miggs78 November 9, 2009 05:33 AM

^^ He probably wanna say to you Bill that "Amuse Me says: Bill you Amuse Me" :p..

Great work, you got me into thinking of doing mine now bill.. :D

Deviant November 9, 2009 05:48 AM

Very nice. Reminds me of Asus' rebranded MX518 with their gaming laptops:

http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/18891.jpg

silent1mezzo November 9, 2009 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deviant (Post 284823)
Very nice. Reminds me of Asus' rebranded MX518 with their gaming laptops:

http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/18891.jpg

Soo much nicer though because you don't have the ugly logos...


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