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Painting your mod?!

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  1. JimZet

    JimZet Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2015
    Hey all,
    I've got RX200 which i've been using for a half year, i got other mods too but i just cant stop using this one dunno why, i just love it.

    Anyway, the thing is that the color of the mod's body started to wash off, the mod looks like a hobo-mod, sorry to be rude but its true, my mod looks like its been trough world war...

    I thought i'm gonna buy new panel and just replace it, but no, the panels everyone sell is just back batteries door and front piece with glass...

    What should i do? I never painted anything, maybe i should buy some spray and just paint it or? erm..
    I really dont wanna stop using this mod until it dies, but carrying a horrible looking mod sucks.
     
  2. Hightech Redneck

    Hightech Redneck Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2015
    N C
    I put a silicon sleeve on mine for very little money off eBay. Problem solved lol.
     
  3. JimZet

    JimZet Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2015
    Silicone sleeve is just a way to hide all the ugliness . I should of been doing that before i screwed up my mod's paint xD. Now i need to make it look like new first and only after that use a sleeve.
     
  4. Hightech Redneck

    Hightech Redneck Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2015
    N C
    The one I got about the only visible portion is the top. Got that style because the bottom of mine was getting scratches early on. Old picture but you get the idea. 2016-02-04 17.52.53.jpg
     
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  5. JimZet

    JimZet Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2015
    Still, would like to do something without sleeve :C
     
  6. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
    A sleeve is a good way to preserve the finish on a mod, I personally like the battle-scarred look. I would have said that car spray paint would do the trick, with plenty of careful prep.
     
  7. Hightech Redneck

    Hightech Redneck Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2015
    N C
    I have to add to that. With all the bad talk about the rx, 510 etc.. mine has been rock solid. The fact that your rx has battle scars speaks to how good a mod it is. You could always take a file to it and give it a truly battle worn look.;)
     
  8. JimZet

    JimZet Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2015
  9. kiba

    kiba Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2012
    Alexandria, Va, USA
    Just sand it down to bare aluminum and get all that junky paint off,
     
  10. Forkeh

    Forkeh Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2012
    California
    I'm painting my Coolfire with chalkboard paint right now lol (taking a break to let the last coat dry). I mean, if you want to paint it, paint it. As long as you're careful to keep sandings and paint out of the vents and areas around the buttons/charger, what's the worst that could happen?

    You don't like it? Strip it and try again. Or just leave the base metal. It actually looks pretty cool. I always end up stripping my mods. Sometimes I paint them too. I'm too hard on paint.

    This is the first time I've used brush on paint though. Usually I go with the shiny spray paint. This brushing is taking forever. With the spray paint, the thing that takes the most time is the taping and very careful closing off of all openings. You DO NOT want to get paint inside the mod. My current plan is to build up a nice thick paint coat, slightly distress it, and then lightly brush over with a glow in the dark paint.
     
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  11. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2013
    PhiLLy
    My painting skills would have me just destroying my mod. :lol: If it ever gets so bad I cant stand it, I'd either put a wrap on it or buy a new one.
     
  12. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    Look into MOD Skins. May not last forever but when it peels or gets worn change it again!
     
  13. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
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  14. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Just curious. But what made you choose Chalkboard Paint?

    And have you used it Before? Does it hold up well to Hand Use?
     
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  15. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015
    Chitown
    Have you ever applied expoxies or a clear coat? It might help the paint hold up.
     
  16. Forkeh

    Forkeh Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2012
    California
    It was the only matte black I could find, plus I thought it would have been cool to write messages on my mod. Chose the glow in the dark paint because everything glow in the dark is cool. I've never used it before (or any brush on paint). But after last night's experimentation I can confidently say that it does NOT hold up well. It was pealing off almost as soon as it dried. Bummer. So I took a different lightly brushed on approach and completely sealed it with the glow in the dark green (it's almost translucent when used lightly). Then I did some heavy handed drips on it with the green glow paint.

    No idea if it'll hold up, but it looks cool for now. If it doesn't hold up I'm just gonna strip it again. It looks intentionally beat to hell, zombie apocalypse type thing.
     

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  17. Forkeh

    Forkeh Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2012
    California
    I haven't. But that's an excellent idea. Don't know why I never thought of that.
     
  18. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015
    Chitown
    I think that some paint is in an epoxy form.
     
  19. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Rivanna
    Granite.jpg

    Ace Hardware for the texture coat and then two clear coats.
     
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  20. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    For a Durable paint you could try Truck Bed Liner. If you saw the Mythbusters show on it that is tough paint!
     
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