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Brandt

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Painting Activehome motion sensors
« on: March 28, 2010, 05:26:06 PM »

I would like to paint my activehome motion sensors a flat white to match the interior walls. However I do not care to go out and buy a small can of paint and a paint brush, or a spray can as I don't want to worry about over-spray. What I was thinking was a paint marker. Can anybody recommend anything?
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Re: Painting Activehome motion sensors
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 06:09:05 PM »

Since the motion sensor cases are plastic I would think that one for plastic models would work.  Check out this site.

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Re: Painting Activehome motion sensors
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 06:25:47 PM »

ah yes, I remember Testors from when i was a kid...I'll have to check it out...I'll keep this posted.
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Re: Painting Activehome motion sensors
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 07:46:30 AM »

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ideas!

I will definitely do this.

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Re: Painting Activehome motion sensors
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 10:51:20 AM »

FWIW

The paint marker for mounted units is a good idea, but un-mounted units are simple to spray if you mask the lens and the LED with masking tape.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2010, 12:41:16 PM by dave w »
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Re: Painting Activehome motion sensors
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 12:16:50 PM »

FWIW

The paint marker for mounted units is a good idea, but un-mounted units are sipmle to spray if you mask the lens and the LED with masking tape.


The point was I don't want to spray.
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Re: Painting Activehome motion sensors
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 12:30:15 PM »

No, but others might.

I was just pointing out that they are easy to paint. You don't have to take them apart to do a neat job. Spraying the Stick-A-Switch is a different matter.
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Re: Painting Activehome motion sensors
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 12:05:10 PM »

My 2c - first carefully clean with Denatured Alcohol. Any Art Supply and or Hobby Shop store should have Paint Pens. The paint in them 'sticking' well to plastics needs investigation. Although high rent, I have had good luck with Krylon Fusion paint for plastics. Holding up good outside. A product called BullDog makes darn near any paint stick to plastics ( follow directions exactly). Cardboard cutout and masking for overspray? I've sprayed paint into paper Dixie Cups and used model brushes as a work around. Anything interior wise of course is gonna stink alittle.

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