[Soekris] Case painting results
leonardo.eloy at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 04:51:30 UTC 2006
On 1/12/06, DB <soekris at konacove.com> wrote:
> > > > It was cheap, quick and the result is perfect.
> > >
> > > I think you'll find he's pointing you to someone else's paint job, and
> > > saying that he thought it looked cool and wanted to try something
> > > himself...
> > Thanks Russel, that's what I meant...
> Okay Leonardo... After all this, you are going to show us your own
> final results right? ;)
Heh! For sure!
> Actually, I really am interested. I tried painting a case once with
> spray paint, but it didn't work out. Now that I have both an HVLP
> system and a compressor with a spray gun, I have no excuse for not
> getting rid of the Soekris lime green. Other than adhesive labels,
> (or maybe a silkscreen set?) I don't know how I would get the text
> back on there.
That's why I didn't take the pictures :). I don't know the name for
this in English, but I did those hard adhesive blades (like these
for the front and back panels. Very simple work, two colors only. I
didn't receive them yet though, but if the guy who's making it is
right, it should look excellent.
Silkscreen won't work for that very little sized fonts, unless you
have access to people with good machinery to provide a screen (this is
what I've heard...)
Other thing I was told is that there are people who make plastic
models for spraying, which means you could "brand" the text in the
plastic blade and spray it on the case. Cheaper, but can ruin your
> Speaking of case mods, I added an Atheros 802.11a/b/c card to my
> Net4801 and created my own AP. I used my newly-acquired drill press
> to drill the holes for the antenna connectors. That's scary drilling
> into your nice clean case. I don't know if I did something wrong,
> but the wireless performance on that thing is terrible. I'm getting
> a lot more noise and not much better signal strength than my old
> off-the-shelf Linksys.
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