Painting Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse

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Painting Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse

Postby THRASHER2 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:47 pm

Mnpctech.com Guide to Dismantle, Fill, Prep/Paint Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse

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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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Scuff surface of MX518 with 400 grit sandpaper
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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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Mixing 1/4" size drop of Evercoat with dab of Blue Cream Hardener (not pictured)
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Filling emblem hole of MX518
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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 minutes before sanding with 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

SEM Self Etching Primer #3967. This primer is intended for coating bare metal and aluminum surfaces, but given me good results
on plastic. It's the only "self-etching" primer product I've used on plastic, so I can't vouch for what type of results you'll get from other brand "self etching" primer products. If you can't find SEM #3967, for primer coating plastic, I recommend using either SEM's "Flexible primer" #39133 or Plastikote brand "Flexible primer" #467
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4 coats of primer... allow to cure for at least 2 hours
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Now for that custom touch, Mnpctech Airbrush Artist, Brad Galvin uses masking paper to draw Maltese cross
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We applied PPG Polyurethane Clearcoat (applied HVLP spray gun), but you can use Automotive touch-up aerosol paint that is a Enamel based clearcoat

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Postby femina » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:22 pm

Okay friends, I tried to apply it to painted wood with a nylon brush and it looks streaky and I don’t think it will stay on. This is on the bottom trim in the staircase. I love the gold color and don't want to dilute that, but maybe I should mix the paint with paint or clear polyurethane? What would that do to the acrylic gold paint? How can I paint my wood trim with folk art pure gold acrylic paint? Do I need to prepare the wood first?
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