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Computer modding has taken quite a variety of turns over the last year. This has generated a lot of unique ideas, trying to go beyond what we’re used to seeing. And what we’re looking at now is UltraViolet paint. UV paint doesn’t need a lengthy introduction-it’s pretty well self-explanatory.

Twelve shades

  • White
  • Orange
  • Magenta
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Dark Orange
  • Purple
  • Light
  • Blue Green
  • Clear

Of course, you will need an ultraviolet lamp to get the true effect of ultraviolet paint-the two go hand-in-hand. If your computer is equipped with any other lights, you’ll want to be sure to remove or turn them off. Ultraviolet lights work best when no other light is being used, and illuminate the colors much better. You can put it almost anywhere, but paint with the power off so you don’t short and fry something!

The best places to paint are the capacitors, small chips that do not put off much heat, and the edges of PCI cards. In our example, we chose to paint the screws on the TMD fan, the center of the fan, and around the motherboard.

Around the motherboard you’ll see that we’ve even painted the motherboard screws as well. And as you can see from the images below, there are a lot of small capacitors. The kit comes with its own paintbrush, but we found that using a Q-tip with some of the cotton removed worked best. After our quick beautifications, we then let the paint dry for approximately one hour. Then all that remained installing our ultraviolet lights for the final touch.


Ultraviolet paint is definitely a new thing for today’s computer modders, and it’s simple and quick. From capacitors to screws, anything goes and you can be as unique as you’d like. Areas that should not be painted, of course, are chips that produce a lot of heat, PCI slots, DDR slots, and anywhere else that may be questionable.

The paint is non-toxic, so it’s safe around children and animals. Each bottle contains 2 oz. of paint, which is enough for lot of computers–if doing just the capacitors and other miscellaneous touchups. For this unique look, the price isn’t too bad, either.




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