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Got a 'new' case, anyone have advice on how to breathe life into it? (56k annoyance)

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So, a friend was getting rid of some old hardware to facilitate moving out, and he gave me a random full-tower ATX case to replace my overflowing (read: with 4 HDDs, a Megahalems, and the fact that it's impossible to mount anything longer than a 9800GT without ghetto-rigging a HDD) mid-tower case. It's a bit rusty and dusty, though. I can take care of the dust just fine, but I'm not sure what to do about the rust.




It's kind of minor stuff, not really noticeable, but it's not something I want there. There's also the exterior:





Not sure what I can do about that. If the the build material is relevant, pretty sure it's steel, perhaps SECC steel. Heavy case, that's for sure.

As far as I can tell, I'll have to pull the case apart by the rivets and sand for the rust, plus primer, then cover it with black paint. Not sure what paint/primer, though. Is there anything I can do for the outside, or will I have to sand that down and reapply paint there, too?
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just sand it all down an repaint it an get all the rust off.. i would prob respray the inside a bright color an the outside different then black an you could throw an nice design on the side
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just sand it all down an repaint it an get all the rust off.. i would prob respray the inside a bright color an the outside different then black an you could throw an nice design on the side
Eh, I like having the parts as what catches people's eyes. I think Black would be the best color for that, but perhaps I'll change my mind. As for the design, you mean with a stencil or something?
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You'll have to sand and paint the outside, it would look better anyway. I'm not sure if there's something else you can do, but judging by those marks, I don't think so, that's a classic case, so just put the work into it, you'll like it in the end
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Some ideas for u




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