Step 1: Gather Supplies
1 - AOL Aluminum CD Case
1 - Sheet 60 Grit Sandpaper
1 - Roll Double-stick Scotch Tape
1 - Printed image
1 - Pair Scissors
1 - Bottle De-greaser
20 - Minutes With Nothing Else Better To Do
You may want to take off your wedding ring so you don't scratch it up too much.
I started with the regular case.
Step 2: Start Sanding
When you get rid of all the color, it should look like this. Sorry they are blurry, but you should be able to see the scratches in one direction.
Step 3: Prepare Your Image
Something blocky is best, as fine details will be lost in the sanding process.
Here is a rough cutout of the image that I will overlay.
Step 4: Tape and Cut the Image Pattern
Run strips of tape, all in the same direction, across the back of your cutout, and trim them. Remember, it's the shape of the tape that makes the image, so you want this part to look right. I'm sure you could put the tape on before you cut, so you don't have to cut the shape out twice, but you have to trim it up anyway
Step 5: Slap It on the Case
Step 6: Sand Some More
Notice the bits of paper and tape still stuck on there...we'll get to those in a minute.
Step 7: De-grease
Step 8: Peel and Enjoy
I haven't figured out a good way to get rid of the blue haze left in the grooves on the front, but I think they actually look pretty cool.
Oh, yea: Put your wedding ring back on...your wife looks mad...