Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse Mod Custom Paint

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Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse Mod Custom Paint

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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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The base color coat will be ISUZU factory color "Pewter" by PPG
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PPG Automotive paint applied with HVLP spray gun
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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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Polyurethane clearcoat applied for maximum durability and shine
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Post by james45 »

Wow! I never thought of having my computer mouse be personalized. Nice done dude! Let me do it for myself also.
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Post by Mnpctech.com »

Glad you liked it!
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Post by Aries86 »

Awesome! Thanks for that! Useful and competent to in this nation.., It is up in quality as well.




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