Looking to paint a g5 iMac

Posted by: bigredgpk

Looking to paint a g5 iMac - 10/29/08 11:35 AM

So I just bought a first Gen G5 iMac and I'm looking to mod it. Out side of bigger HDD, more memory, and a new cooling fan I would like to paint it as well.

Does anyone have any tips on painting it? Does the rubbing alcohol trick with on this case?

Just looking for a few tips before i dive head first into it.
Posted by: RadioC1ash

Re: Looking to paint a g5 iMac - 10/29/08 01:47 PM

I've go one at home. I'll check it out as far as the alcohol trick. I sort of doubt it, since they haven't made the iBooks like that since the early G4's. Other than that, there's always krylon wink
Posted by: RadioC1ash

Re: Looking to paint a g5 iMac - 11/01/08 07:34 PM

Ok, looking at my early intel iMac, it seem feasible. There does indeed appear to be a clear outer case that's painted white on the inside. Now that I think about it, I've seen a very few black iMacs on eBay, so I just bet it works. I'd test the method on an inconspicuous location. A toothbrush works best for getting the paint off, and be sure to use at least 80% alcohol, the 70% and lower simply doesn't work. Good luck! Post pics when you get a chance.
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re: Looking to paint a g5 iMac - 11/03/08 11:29 AM

nice find Radio, I wasn't sure how these were painted. Could make for some pretty cool mods.