Painting the UC33e - Tutorial

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Post by yanquiuxo » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:43 pm

Frederik654 wrote:You could have pushed the glass out .. it's glued but very badly .. 1 soft press and it came loose. I did spray in more layers and always let them dried first but still the printings came trough .. So I redid it and sanded the finished one again with the finest sandpaper and sprayed again .. now it's perfect .
Didn't think about pushing it out, but I wanted to keep the black frame around the display anyway so it works fine for me this way. Maybe I should be a bit mad and add pink details, go new age!
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Post by Frederik654 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:46 pm

The glass is black itself on the sides ..

You could print out a nice graphic or letters with some free font and cut them out .. lay it over and spray on top of the base color .. coat afterwards .. there are blank templates online with the right size already
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Post by yanquiuxo » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:50 pm

Frederik654 wrote:The glass is black itself on the sides ..
aha! didn't know! thanks for the tip, if I have the willpower enough to repaint my machine properly I will fix that aswell. Just need to find some nice stickers now or something, the ableton logo is already on my macbook so I need to find something else.. Suggestions?
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Post by hangar17 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:53 pm

yanquiuxo wrote:
Frederik654 wrote:The glass is black itself on the sides ..
aha! didn't know! thanks for the tip, if I have the willpower enough to repaint my machine properly I will fix that aswell. Just need to find some nice stickers now or something, the ableton logo is already on my macbook so I need to find something else.. Suggestions?


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Post by noratronika » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:27 am

great post, thankyou, I still use the hell out of my UC33 and it could do with a spruce up. The whole process looks very therapeutic as well. :wink: yes stencils...
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Post by yanquiuxo » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:40 am

Stencil it is!

Anyone tried to swtich the diods? I bet they look much better in red or blue!
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Post by hangar17 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:14 am

yanquiuxo wrote:Stencil it is!

Anyone tried to swtich the diods? I bet they look much better in red or blue!

+1

has anyone done it before?
isit possible in the first place?
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Post by computercontrolled » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:01 pm

Im about to paint my uc id like to know wich part of the process should i take more care, wich has more risk, im not a really handy man i might have someone help me out. Still i dont want to screw things.

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