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Silver Television

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by neiljones, Jul 10, 2002.

  1. neiljones

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    I wish to alter the frontal appearance of a silver coloured t.v
    Would welcome suggestions as how to achieve the best finish
    especially on the loudspeaker panels.


    What paints and primers are recommended ?
    Anyone yet seen the "leather" look on the new Philips-how have they achieved this look?
    Anyone out there ever tried to make a t.v. look more acceptable .
     
  2. MartinImber

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    At our last house the neighbours used a limey coloured wood grain finish to repaint their TV:eek:
     
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    13 - 14 years ago while I was at school, I got my self a JVC 14" in a tastey red colour!

    I pulled the cabinet apart very carefully and took ALL the internals out so I didn't have to mask up. I then filled any little dents in the plastic (it was a repair job from Curries where I worked) with P38 filler and 'keyed' the plastic with 600 wet and dry paper. Then I sprayed it with matt black car paint.

    It looked factory black I can tell you - still does except one red patch where my niece stuck a sticker on it then pulled it iff. Other than that you can not tell its painted even after 13-14 years (it's in my bedroom now)

    If I did it now to a 'proper' set I'd use a primer suitable for plastic first, but that's it.

    Neil.
     
  4. ReTrO

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    I've always fancied covering a TV with some 'car carpet' like an in-car sub. If it weren't for the speakers it would be easy.

    I think the Philips leather TV's have the leather on panels that can be 'removed' if necessary.
     
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    how about that fola tec stuff they sell down halfords for tarting up car dashboards. comes in lots of different styles etc.

    Not my cuppa tea really, but i reckon it would look quite good.

    OR...

    if there was an easy way to take the shell of the TV, send it to an upholsterers.....

    Red leather TV anyone... :)

    Blue Alcantara

    Your clan tartan

    oh dear. People will be cutting holes in TV cases next and adding blue lights like those PC modders !!!:p
     
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    You will need special 'plastic primer' which is available from motor factors in aerosol as it is used for repainting plastic on cars etc. It's clear and just provides a key coat for the paint so you don't get bits falling off. You can then spray it with any old cellulose car aerosole in the colour of your choice. Mask up carefully though and practice on something else first.

    S
     
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    Most DIY shops should do a can of Plasti-Kote Super Spray Paint.

    Have used the flat black paint on my PJ case, air con unit, brass door handle, light switched and plugs sockets with very good results.

    There are some vivid colours too.......

    Nathan
     
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    An England TV in brilliant white with a red cross over the top and 3 lions on the sides!
     

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