Log Discussion Here it is, my good old keyboard. Nothing wrong with it really, except that it is black and boring. Time for an upgrade. Before i mod, i usually do practice on something. Here is the design i aimed to get. This is an old CD case. Lessons learned: make sure none of the paint sneaks under the masking tape Taking it appart was pretty simple, just had to unscrew 8 screws on the back. Popping out the key was as easy as pie. I sanded the keyboard with 240, 320, 400 grit sandpaper to prep the surface clean and smooth. I taped up the top "shiny" area, because it looks well enough as it is. I plugged up the key holes with masking tape to ensure smooth operating after the mod. Noone will be able to see any paintjob under the keys andways. Then I applied the first coat of plastic primer. First a thin coat, then sanded, then another 2 coats and sanded again with 600 grit. Next I put on masking tape to get the design for the paint job. I didnt really measure anything out here. I just started with the first one, and put one next to the other as parallel as possible. After i was done with the keyboard, i "mounted" the hand rest to the bottom and transfered the parallel lines on it. Then I removed every other piece of tape ... And got to painting it black. This coat looks really wet and thick and ugly in this picture, but that is only because of the flash. Its actually quite nice. As soon this coat is dry i will apply another. then ill cover up the black and spray over with yellow paint. I got a question though. I plan on applying a clear coat, so do I need to sand down the color coats after they are done? And if so, with what grit sand paper? 600?