X51 Paint job

MattyB

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So I bought an X51 a few weeks ago from an online auction house pretty cheap because it was broken. I ordered the parts needed to get it going again (about $70 worth) but then I thought it would be a good idea to give the thing a new matte white paint job. Only finished the one side at this stage. Other one will be done later today. Still waiting for one more part though.

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sway

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I think that looks bad ass, nice job. I will most likely copy you not gonna lie. Did you sand it and everything or do it the lazy man's way and rattle can it, no prep?

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Thanks. Yeah I gave it a sanding to start with then covered the areas I didn't want white. Very light sand between each coat and then a light coat of clear acrylic to finish off.
Copy it all you like! No patent on it...yet.. :)
 

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Have to go away for a week so it has to wait unfortunately. I got Win7 installed before I left but no drivers or Command Center so no pics with AlienFX until I get back.
 

ejohnson

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Looks great!

I keep getting into my head that I should paint my x51, but I just cant find the time.
 

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Thanks mate. Do it! I did it slowly over a week or so when I had a few minutes here and there.
I also pondered doing a camo theme but I'm glad I went with white.
 

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Damn it! now i want to paint my case lol. And now that you say it a snow camo would prob look very cool ;) Case looks good Matty!
 

shankc

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I like it Matty nice job m8 look forward to seeing the finished beast
 

MattyB

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Haha. I was waiting for someone to catch me on that. Didn't notice it when I took the shot and then it was in a bad spot to crop it out of the pic so I left it in there. Bonus point for you Aeon!
 

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Thanks mate. Do it! I did it slowly over a week or so when I had a few minutes here and there.
I also pondered doing a camo theme but I'm glad I went with white.

I have a spare set of side covers in my basement.... totally going to do camo sides this weekend along with a brushed aluminum front panel.
 

MattyB

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Awesome! No reason not to with spare covers on hand. Can't wait to see the results!
 

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All done. She's up and working perfectly. Looks pretty nice up close. Gives it a little bit more personality I think.

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I think they should give an option of white with their comp. That looks amazing. The only thing I'd do is make the front matte black instead of glossy.

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MattyB

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Yeah that would look awesome. I won't worry about this one though. Going to sell it now I've got it running.

Well............maybe I could keep it...........
 
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