PlastiDip + Blackwidow

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Deathsquadfire, Jun 21, 2016.

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  1. So I have a white and black setup and I wanted to PlastiDip the front plate the keyboard to match my setup, but I wanted to know if anyone else has done this if they any tips. Also, it would be great to leave some tips on disassembling the keyboard since I've never taken one apart before.

    Here's what I want the keyboard to look like.
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  2. Gr8orangeone

    Gr8orangeone Active Member

    That looks pretty cool You may want to think about something like this as it wont void your warranty
     
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  3. Clickophobia

    Clickophobia Member

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  4. Does disassembling void warranty? Because plastidip is just rubber paint that you can peel off.
     
  5. Gr8orangeone

    Gr8orangeone Active Member

    i would guess so. if you break any seal it gets voided
     
  6. haloboi

    haloboi Active Member

    Disassembly will void your warranty. Looks cool though.
     
  7. Eh, I bought this keyboard 3 years ago, nothing to lose I guess.
     
  8. Gr8orangeone

    Gr8orangeone Active Member

    oh you should be ok then
     
  9. planefreshDodgerBlue301

    planefreshDodgerBlue301 Active Member

    looks so cool man
     
  10. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Usually Razer hides screws underneath some of the rubber grips on the underside of the board. You'll have to pull those off to get to them. Take apart the board so you can isolate the top cover plate. Stenciling/masking work with Plastidip is very difficult, so I wouldn't recommend it.

    Plastdip is quite a bit different than aerosol paint. You are able to lay it on thicker, in fact, that's what's recommended. You don't want to do a bunch of light coats, but of course you want to avoid drips too, so aim for somewhere in the middle for coverage. You actually want to be shooting for wet coats so that the final product is as smooth as possible. Since Plastidip isn't like paint, you can't really work in parts so you have to do everything at once. For example, normally you could just spray the topside of the cover, wait for it to dry, mask it off, and then spray the underside. You can't do that with Plastidip because it needs to cover the entire object in one even wet coat. However, I don't think you can really see the underside of the cover when you reinstall it onto the keyboard anyway so I guess it doesn't matter as much in this situation.

    One thing you're probably going to hate is how easy the finish gets soiled. I've dipped a few things in white before and they pick up dirt like :hankey:! Gets dirty easily and is hard to clean. I would recommend the Plastidip Glossifier to alleviate these problems, but I think the matte white looks better, so meh.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016
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  11. squeeze88

    squeeze88 Active Member

    Thanks for the insights!
     
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  12. Thanks for the tips! I have dipped other things before, so I know how to use it. And I think I'll buy the PlastiDip after spray to harden the PlastiDip and make it easier to clean.
     
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  13. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    No problem at all. Cool, I can't wait to see how this turns out. Be sure to keep us posted!
     
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  14. Will do!
     
  15. GetSlept

    GetSlept Member

    This is actually a very cool idea. However it wouldn't match my set up that I currently have. The Reddit link that was posted looks really slick next his white computer though.
     
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  16. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I gotta be honest, that is quite sexy. I'd love to have a keyboard that looked like that. :)
    Oh, oh, oh... I know!!!! Do that in a dark purple, and I'd be sold for life, I would NEVER let the keyboard go if I could have something in dark purple with the black keys backlit in another color.... it makes me a tingly happy just thinking about it. LOL :big_grin_: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
     
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  17. Akaki

    Akaki Member

    Now that one stands out for sure.
     
  18. I might do that, but with another keyboard! I want to get some cheap mechanical keyboards off Woot or Massdrop and make different color combinations with them! Like for Christmas have a white, red, and green theme, and 4th of July have a red, white, and blue theme and possibly send them to some random people :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:.
     
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  19. retroammoGreenSheen022

    retroammoGreenSheen022 Active Member


    thank you for the tip and the tutorials it is a good looking keyboard actually. for me it makes the light brighter
     
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