It seems as if every summer, I have had one outstanding goal that I feel I must accomplish before summer ends. This summer, I have been given the job of painting the oars for the crew team. Sure, it seems like a fairly simple task, but as I began I realized the true complexity of it. First you must transport the oars. Lucky for me, we have roof-mounted oar racks available. So I get them all home...
Well, most of them home anyways. We have quite a few more.
First we stripped the paint and sanded down the oars, then taped off the design for the first color.
Now I'm sure most of you are wondering why I am talking about painting oars on a techsite, let alone in the cases thread (that is unless you noticed the title
). It came to my attention that we are going to have some paint left over. Like a lot. So I decided to go ahead and paint anything i can think of. Naturally, the color are crimson and cream (boomer sooner) and it is auto paint. I decided to paint my road bike and my laptop case. So, I began the deconstruction of my laptop...
That removes all the parts I want to paint! There are a ton of screws in these dells. My 9300 had a lot.
I then taped off the outer white trim on the case and left only the silver/grey area available. Next I primed.
There, now its all primed and ready to be painted! Unfortunatly, we paint the white of the oars first, so my laptop will sit in pieces for awhile. The idea is to have all of the silver painted crimson, and just do touchups on the white trim if needed. I have a few ideas for the back cover. I can either tape off an OU and paint it white like we are doing on the oars, or use a sticker. I would like to do some more customizing, possibly LED's in the exhaust vents or speaker spots. I would really like to make this thing look awesome. Any ideas guys?