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Originally Posted by blue19 /forum/post/14225121
It's gray right now. Anyway I can turn it into a high quality black color?
Originally Posted by bigdavy /forum/post/14225211
in my personal opinion, the glossy black bezel or frame around most current sets causes too much reflection and is distracting from the actual picture on the screen. i prefer the sets with a matte finish bezel. just my opinion though...
Originally Posted by blue19 /forum/post/14225373
Well the reason I wanted it glossy black was because, I have a black dlp samsung, all the stereo equipment is black, wall speakers are black, couch and table are black and dell lcd monitors for surveillance system are black.
I like the tv the way it is. But when everything in the room is black, it's kind of an annoyance and a stand out.
I have no idea where to start with "formica". Are there any tutorials? I would like it to be laminated, like the samsung dlp.
Thank you all for your help.
Originally Posted by drgkja /forum/post/14226882
first, formica is just a just an example- there are a couple other possibilities. depending upon your handiness/tools, you can try thin sheet of plastic (and paint it), wood moldings (this what i used for making trim for my microwave cabinet).
there is another possibilities
1.- find an art store in your area, or try the internet, and see if they have a glossy black tape wide enough and stiff enough for you bezel and will come out wrinkle free. the challenge here will be to trim the tape neatly as it is unlikely you will find a tape that is the exact width.
2. try an auto customizing place (or web)...
re tutorials, yes home depot has tutorials for laminates. this should be under counter-top or something similar
Originally Posted by blue19 /forum/post/14227118
Glossy tape? That sounds like a very good idea. I assumed painting it wouldn't turn out to good.
Originally Posted by blue19 /forum/post/14226802
Anyone else have any suggestions?
Originally Posted by assJack1 /forum/post/14227564
What you are looking for is simple materials that can be obtained from Home Depot. A can of Kyrlon Glossy Black and, here is the trick, a can of clear glossy polyurethane (spray).
One coat of gloss black wont give you the pop, but with two or three coats of clear gloss poly you'd be all set. You can test try it on some smooth material laying around your garage.
Someone else on AVS painted thier bezel black about 5-6years ago - with excellent results. The thread is probably in the archives somewhere. Don't let others scare you - just take your time.
Originally Posted by drgkja /forum/post/14228160
if you paint-
first, it is a challenge to find a paint that will stick to the bezel...most bezels are smooth plastic type materials and most paints (in my experience) don't adhere well to them, then start to flake.
application- i you brush, it is rather difficult to create a smooth uniform look. that is why cars are never brushed, always sprayed.
so if you spray, first you will have to mask the screen and back of the panel very carefully so that only the bezel sees the paint. also, you have to take the panel in a garage or outdoor as the spray paint will fly every where.
most importantly, if you don't like the results, it is very difficult to back out.
remember- whether you paint or apply laminate/veneer/tape, make sure the remote sensor and led spots remain uncovered.
Originally Posted by blue19 /forum/post/14229841
Interesting... All of the buttons on the tv are below the bezel, so the only thing that's showing is the logo and the sensor. Do you have a link of the person who painted theirs?
Originally Posted by blue19 /forum/post/14229960
eh, actually I change my mind. I highly doubt spray painting it glossy black will end up turning out like my samsung dlp, so I'll just go with flat or matte, or whatever they call it. I'm hoping to start tomorrow or the day after.
Does anyone have any suggestions on the type of spray paint I should use?