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Spraying the back black
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Post 1 made on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 09:01
tjpearson
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Hiya everyone,

As you TSU9600 users may be aware, the removable back panel seems to tarnish and looks ugly after years of use.

I am considering spraying this part with some form of rubber matt black and think it will improve feel and grip and actually improve overall appearance.

Before I do I was wondering if anyone else out there has done this and have any tricks and tips.

Better still a photograph of this would he great, I know it's a strange request but I love the looks of my Pronto from the front but the back looks grotty and I'm sure if this was rubberised it would improve the tactile feel.

tj
Post 2 made on Sunday October 1, 2017 at 14:22
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I never done it but I suggest you use a enamel that can withstand scratches and fingerprints.

I have painted other remotes with sprays (Glow in the dark). But when you put them down on a table after a year it can get worn through.

I never tried a spray enamel but that would be my choice. A brush would give it a thicker coat.

You could try cleaning the remote with a solvent to remove the rubber coating or sand it.

I have tried a spray Plastic Dip coating on something similar but it wore off. It peels off to easy.

Good luck.
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OP | Post 3 made on Monday October 2, 2017 at 16:51
tjpearson
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Ok alpha, thanks for the advice.
tj
Post 4 made on Thursday October 5, 2017 at 21:24
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Keep in mind that there are two screws under the label area on the back you'll need to be able to get to if you ever need to replace the battery. If I were to apply some type of coating to the back I'd remove the back portion first, do what I was going to do to it, then put it back on.
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OP | Post 5 made on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 15:20
tjpearson
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Yeah Lowpro,
Due for a new battery so may just respray silver as was gonna get new device from bay but in UK these things are selling for mega bucks at the moment.
Mine is great apart from the rear housing, previous owner has not done a very good job refitting after they replaced the battery, bit of excessive gap one side and grotty looking.
Rubber matt black or standard silver, mmmmmmmm, decisions decisions.
tj
Post 6 made on Sunday November 5, 2017 at 07:42
Rene Lou
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Hi tj
I did this with two Pronto TSU 9600:
- carefully remove the label at the back (with a Swiss Army knife)
- remove the two small rubber feet and remove all the screws as well
- then remove the sticky back panel
- clean the back panel from old paint
  (I used a pan cleaning pad for doing this, it took some time but was worth it)
- clean the back panel with cleaning solvent
- spray the back panel with a plastic primer spray
- spray the back panel with a color painting spray (2-3 times)
- spray the back panel with a clear painting spray (I used a not shiny one)
As color I used „platinum“ since it is similar to the look as the Pronto, but you can use any color of course. The final clear spray is acting as a protective coat for the color paint. I used „dupli color“ painting sprays since they are sold locally.
I made this a year ago, the back panel still looks like new and the stickyness is gone forever :-)
Post 7 made on Monday November 6, 2017 at 15:34
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On November 5, 2017 at 07:42, Rene Lou said...
Hi tj
I did this with two Pronto TSU 9600:
- carefully remove the label at the back (with a Swiss Army knife)
- remove the two small rubber feet and remove all the screws as well
- then remove the sticky back panel
- clean the back panel from old paint
  (I used a pan cleaning pad for doing this, it took some time but was worth it)
- clean the back panel with cleaning solvent
- spray the back panel with a plastic primer spray
- spray the back panel with a color painting spray (2-3 times)
- spray the back panel with a clear painting spray (I used a not shiny one)
As color I used „platinum“ since it is similar to the look as the Pronto, but you can use any color of course. The final clear spray is acting as a protective coat for the color paint. I used „dupli color“ painting sprays since they are sold locally.
I made this a year ago, the back panel still looks like new and the stickyness is gone forever :-)

Any pictures you'd like to share? Would be neat to see.
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Post 8 made on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 03:16
Rene Lou
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Hi Lowpro, sure.

Seems there is no way I can upload or copy/paste pictures directly in this forum, so I created a dropbox folder with some pictures:

[Link: dropbox.com]

Rene

Last edited by Rene Lou on November 19, 2017 11:42.


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