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Old November 7, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Default 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


You will find 3, marked cross patterns for screw locations, using blade




Once opened, these 6 screws must be removed. 3 fasten in the switch for the right hand buttons


After removing right side button switch, 3 more screws are located beneath and must be removed


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.


Apply masking alongside the MX518 Logitech emblem before prying off emblem with small flat head screwdriver.


To fill in the emblem hole, I'm using Evercoat, Metalworks, Polyester Glazing Putty with Blue Cream Hardener (not pictured)


Filling emblem hole of MX518. After mixing 1/4" size drop of Evercoat with dab of Blue Cream Hardener (not pictured)


If you apply too much filler, use paper towel to wipe off excess filler.


Allow filler to cure for 60 mins before sanding w/ 400 grit sandpaper


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


Scuff the final coat sandable primer with 400 grit sandpaper before applying base color coat



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







Gloss Black painted applied over rubber mesh (tool box liner) creates carbon fiber weave pattern


Light coats of Gloss Black will blend in the weave pattern


PPG brand Polyurethane clearcoat applied for maximum durability and shine



You can buff out the clear coat on the mouse, for that extra shine!








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Old November 7, 2009, 04:46 PM
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heh pretty cool man...
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Old November 7, 2009, 05:38 PM
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So so useless...

... and yet so so beautiful!

Cheers!
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Old November 7, 2009, 05:57 PM
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Awesome work! Nice step by step as well.
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Old November 8, 2009, 05:19 AM
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someone once said something truly beautiful can't be truly useless ha ha
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Holy crap, that is awesome!!
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Old November 9, 2009, 04:48 AM
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Very nice! Could probably use this method for many more things.
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^^ 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
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Very nice. Reminds me of Asus' rebranded MX518 with their gaming laptops:

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

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