is it hard to paint a dc?

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is it hard to paint a dc?

Post by ps2sucks » Sun Dec 22, 2002 9:29 am

just wondering cas i'm not a good artist at all and is it easy to make a mistake and can it look like a kid made it?
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Post by EverStoned » Sun Dec 22, 2002 9:43 am

You're not painting the Cistine Chapel. You're covering a box in spray paint.
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Post by CupNoodle » Sun Dec 22, 2002 11:02 am

you still need to prepare though, dont use high gloss paint, and be carful not to lose ANY of the inner components.
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Post by Veggita2099 » Sun Dec 22, 2002 1:00 pm

I would think the best way would be to take the thing apart. Thats what I plan to do with a old geness system one of these days.
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Post by masterkizz » Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:27 am

Turn DC upsidedown take out modem and then all 4 screws.
Turn DC back up the right way and remove the entire top section slowly.
Turn the top you just removed upsidedown and remove the power and open buttons. ( They just click out ) Remove the clear triangle light assembly by taking out the two screws.
Take Dreamcast logo off the top of the Dreamcast with a razor blade ( Just lift one corner and then peel it off )
I prepared my DC with a super fine sanding sponge.
( I use the sponge because it works really good for fine sanding and is easier to work with rather than just a piece of fine sandpaper)
Sand every surface with a smooth action until your happy with the level of coverage.
Wipe down with a dry soft cloth making sure that the DC is free of fine dust.
Now you will need a room that you can seal and that is ( if possible ) Dust free.
I use spraypaint made by an aussie company called dulux, Its an interior/exterior enamel spraypack about $9 Aud.
Spray the Dc with even strokes about 40cm away from the unit itself.
Start with a light coat and wait until it dries.
Then recoat and recoat until happy with the finish.
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Post by SpiderW » Wed Dec 25, 2002 5:57 am

All this reading about DC painting just gave me a burst of inspiration, I'm gonna paint mine using water based paints. If I actually go through with this ingenious idea, I'll tell ya how bad it looks.
Crack a window will ya!
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Post by masterkizz » Wed Dec 25, 2002 8:37 pm

My experience with water based paints on plastic surfaces have not turned out very well at all.
Your in Australia, Go to K-Mart paint section and get some Dulux Interior/Exterior spraypack ( Not the water based one ).
Thats just my advice , If you do go with the water based paints please post some pics to show what the final result is.
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Post by bizzle » Wed Dec 25, 2002 8:40 pm

they got kmart in australia?
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