above is a picture of my left side panel ready to paint. The
trick when using pray paint is to apply thin layers at a time.
If you put to much paint on one spot it will drip and give you
dreadful results. So if you see a spot witch is not well covered,
wait about an hour before coming back for more. This is especially
important for the bezel and drive faces. Since most of them
have some curved shapes, gutter effects can occur and some paint
will accumulate in the crevasses such as the buttonholes. If
too much paint gets in these holes you will have a hard time
putting back the buttons. For this reason I don't recommend
using a primer on the bezel and other plastic pieces.
metal pieces of my case have 4 layers but the plastic parts
only have 3 layers. I did a first layer and then waited 45 minutes
before doing a second one. I then waited 48 hours so the paint
can dry before coming back for a third layer. 45 minutes later
I applied the fourth layer on the metal pieces. After that everything
didn't spray paint the buttons. I decided to paint them all
(power, reset and CD drive) in blue. For that I used hobby paint
and a brush. Quite simple but gives a killer effect in the end.
Don't forget the little volume wheel on the CD.