case mod 101: optical drive painting

drive disassembly

Beige drives can mess up the look of a custom case, but this article will show you how to remove the plastic parts for painting to match your case color theme.

case mod 101: how to paint your computer case (part 2)

advanced paint techniques including finish sanding

Paintjob secrets you need to know. A full walkthrough of one of the lowest cost, highest impact case modifications: the show car gloss paint job. Part 2 shows you how to get the show car shine.

case mod 101: how to paint your computer case (part 1)

basic paint techniques including prep

Paintjob secrets you need to know. A full walkthrough of one of the lowest cost, highest impact case modifications: the show car gloss paint job. Part 1 walks you through prep and a basic paint job.

Superman case mod

Faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound...

This is more of a paint job than a case mod. I did this for my three-year-old son, who is very enthusiatically into Superman right now. Uses vinyl dye, of course.

mirage

colorful and shiny

This is the case from mod one, redone with Duplicolor Mirage paint system, then buffed up to a shine.

will vinyl dye work on my painted case parts?

more lights is better, right?

Depends how you define “work,” I guess….

case mod two

another case with a hole in it and blue lights

Vinyl dye saves the day. Another basic black and blue LED mod (yawn). The highlight is the black CD-ROM drive trays. This is now officially “old school” modding, but I’m keeping it around.

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