brittadotcom (brittadotcom) wrote,

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Teal Madness Continued...

"Previously on brittadotcom..."

Yes, yes, everyone knows I love TEAL, so it'll be no surprise that now not only is my Miata customized teal as of last January, but now my new cellphone AND my iPod are both teal as well! Bwahaha-ha!

More teal madness, this time my trusty iPod!

Since I did like the color once I saw it on the faceplate pieces Thursday night, plus it was spray paint so was a nice thin layer, I said to myself, "why not paint my iPod as well?" I searched for clear solid skins online, but those all looked too thick to be able to keep my iPod in the car charger/holder I have anyway. Any of the silicone/rubberized skins were too thick or not paintable. I'm not concerned about resale value anyway, since I see no reason to ditch my 40GB 3G iPod anytime soon, but I still sent out an email to some Apple employee friends & other iPod owners, just in case I missed some major reason not to paint, but all was well! Hooray!

I used standard masking tape to mask off the round buttons and the touch-wheel, the display area, and all the chrome sides & back, then went for it.

Who Was That Masked iPod?

It took two coats flat in the box, then another handheld touchup coat for the curved edges since the spray just wasn't covering properly at that angle.

iPod painting in process

Once it was dry to the touch but not fully cured, I removed the masking and carefully cleaned up any edges or seepage with acetone nail polish remover and a sewing pin. The paint edges around the buttons are a little raised enough I could be afraid of peeling from use over time, so I might use an emery board for some detailed sanding, but for now, it's pretty cool! :D

Shiny New Teal iPod! :D

Since there's still paint left in the can, what else could I possibly customize? hmm...*wheels turning*

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