I removed my jewel and cleared it with sandpaper, but ive got some extraneous scratches remaining. this isnt really a problem except when the jewel is lit up, but i figure i'll just buff the scratches out with brasso or put a couple clear coats on it. The problem is, i dont want my jewel really clear, i dont want to see inside the case or beyond the jewel at all. I like the cloudy look from the sanding (150 grit) because it diffuses the light pretty well and the jewel itself glows.
I was thinking when i hot glue the jewel down, i could just continue to fill up the ring underneath it (with the case upside down) so i would be attatching the led ring and the jewel at the same time, and diffusing the light as well as blocking out any sight of the case underneath. Has anyone tried this, and wouldnt this work better with a completely clear jewel as opposed to a hazy one? I also have a piece of the metal shielding i removed that is a little bit bigger than the jewel but smaller than the led ring that i was thinking i could put underneath the ring to prevent the light from going elsewhere into the case, and to prevent and view of the inside of the case. but since its not quite big enough to completely cover the bottom of the led ring, the edges may be visible if the jewel is very clear and there is no glue underneath.
on a related note, what would be good to use to black out the letters X-B-O-X??
what of these ideas (or any additional ones) would work best to make the jewel itself glow and prevent any sight of the inside of the case?