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Hello, like the title said I will painting my Lian Li PC58W


This is my plan. The middle strip will have gold and the rest of the outside will be hot red. As you can see on my uber ms paint pic. The the whole inside will be gold or yellow. I was thinking of sleeving my psu red and have red tubing for my WC. Maybe have ironman pic etched on window.



So my question is what do you guys think of my plan? any suggestion? open to anything. i am pretty bad with color schemes. should I throw in lights too?

Thanks in advance.
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sounds good, you seem to have your plan set out which helps. my only advice would be dont cheap out with the paint, get really really high grade paint that is made for metal, id also heavily sand it and use a metal etcher/primer
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Your color scheme will work well. I would suggest yellow for the interior if you plan to light it to view your hardware. Gold can work with the right undercoat though.

I agree with Kal777 that you should use the best quality paint available. It does make a difference. Prep and cleanliness are also a large part of the equasion.

Are you using spray cans to apply the paint or do you have a gun?
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This isn't really a suggestion - more of a warning.
Be patient, don't rush between coats, and make sure the colors you choose don't match McDonald's colors.
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i would suggest a dark gold color for the inside with red sleeving and brass barbs for wc with some red tygon tubing. also when you are painting the case sand everything but the grills down smooth and use fine grit sandpaper to prevent gouging the metal or plastic. to help give you a much better and scratch resistant paint job use primer before you add the colors and seal it with a good solid clear coat and sand between coats of color and sand the primer smooth as well. after sanding wash the case with soap and water and then a light wipe down with rubbing alcohol. if your going for a shiny look use 4 dif types of fine sand paper and sand each one flat and silky smooth before adding the next coat it will help give it that shiny mirror image finish in the color just dont sand the clear coat put it on very light and do 3-5 light coats it will help prevent it from distorting. i would also recommend using valspaar primer and either krylon gloss or valspaar flat spray paints i have had good results with these.
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^^This
Do a really dark gold because, as they are now, the colors look a little too bright. I know its MS paint, so you really don't have that many options.

Question, whats the best way to paint the inside of my case? I'm looking to paint mine black eventually. I need to know necessary materials, preparation, and technique.
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As everyone else has said. Take your time!!!! This can't be stressed enough. The difference between quality and crap is the amount of time you put into it. Having goo quality materials also helps. But time and patience will be the key to your mod turning out great.\\

Edit:
For lighting I would pick white. The center emblem in iron man suit is white and white will also help prevent colors from being distorted.
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^^This
Do a really dark gold because, as they are now, the colors look a little too bright. I know its MS paint, so you really don't have that many options.

Question, whats the best way to paint the inside of my case? I'm looking to paint mine black eventually. I need to know necessary materials, preparation, and technique.
the best way to paint the inside is follow the same steps as the outside but cover the entire outside of the case in blue painters tape and make sure you use loads of light coats and take your time. thats how i did the black out on my haf 912
Edited by ELEKTRIK_BLUE - 5/5/11 at 11:11pm
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Originally Posted by Bulldozer72 View Post
Your color scheme will work well. I would suggest yellow for the interior if you plan to light it to view your hardware. Gold can work with the right undercoat though.

I agree with Kal777 that you should use the best quality paint available. It does make a difference. Prep and cleanliness are also a large part of the equasion.

Are you using spray cans to apply the paint or do you have a gun?
I will be using spray cans

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Originally Posted by VanillaCena View Post
This isn't really a suggestion - more of a warning.
Be patient, don't rush between coats, and make sure the colors you choose don't match McDonald's colors.
hahah i didnt even realize they can be mcdonalds color. I make sure that does not happen

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Originally Posted by ELEKTRIK_BLUE View Post
i would suggest a dark gold color for the inside with red sleeving and brass barbs for wc with some red tygon tubing. also when you are painting the case sand everything but the grills down smooth and use fine grit sandpaper to prevent gouging the metal or plastic. to help give you a much better and scratch resistant paint job use primer before you add the colors and seal it with a good solid clear coat and sand between coats of color and sand the primer smooth as well. after sanding wash the case with soap and water and then a light wipe down with rubbing alcohol. if your going for a shiny look use 4 dif types of fine sand paper and sand each one flat and silky smooth before adding the next coat it will help give it that shiny mirror image finish in the color just dont sand the clear coat put it on very light and do 3-5 light coats it will help prevent it from distorting. i would also recommend using valspaar primer and either krylon gloss or valspaar flat spray paints i have had good results with these.
thanks for the instructions.

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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post
As everyone else has said. Take your time!!!! This can't be stressed enough. The difference between quality and crap is the amount of time you put into it. Having goo quality materials also helps. But time and patience will be the key to your mod turning out great.\\

Edit:
For lighting I would pick white. The center emblem in iron man suit is white and white will also help prevent colors from being distorted.
yea i think i will go with white lights
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