Painting an eMac

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    ppcg4mac

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    I am considering painting a case from a broken eMac (the CRT shows a "lightsaber" image). What should i do to prepare it, i have no idea what scheme i will do it as, maybe a MacRumors one? (I still have to manipulate it so i can install a 17" lcd in it, so it may take a while to get to painting, but i want to find a scheme and collect icons and stuff for it.)
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Have you taken it apart to see if the paint is on the inside? If so, painting the outside with the right paint should be easy. You'll want something acrylic I think and possibly sand it with a fine grade sand paper so the paint sticks.
     
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    I have, the back piece is a single of white plastic. I have not been able to remove the vents and farthest rear parts yet. The front and drive cover is 2 layers. White with a clear covering. If someone could tell me how to remove the vent ring and rear cap, that would be awesome.

    EDIT

    The 2 layers are inseperatable according to some half hearted tries to remove it.
     
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    Ariii

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    If you haven't seen this already, here is a great article on the subject of painting Macs:

    http://www.modyourmac.com/?page_id=15

    And somebody else has done this once, it might help to see:
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/apple-desktops/121983-my-green-emac.html

    I suggest only removing the back if you can, as you would need to take the whole thing apart to take the front off.
     
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