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So I want to paint my case, but not bad enough to go through all the process of sanding, and taking it apart. What would happen if I just got some black etching paint, then just sprayed it on, I could cover that with a layer of matte black paint, to help cover any defects that might come from not sanding the case.

So basically, what I am thinking I could do is:
1) Of course, take everything out
2) Clean the case thoroughly
3) Remove panels that are already black (Or would I want to re paint them the same shade as the inside?)
4) I would then spray on the black etching paint
5) After 24 hours apply the matte black paint.

Some things to note are that my case is basically un painted or un polished steel. It does not have and shine, and seems like it would be easy to stick to for paint.

So basically, how would this turn out? I don't need it to be perfect, because I will not be inspecting it with a magnifying glass, but don't want chips to start falling off because of various vibrations (water pump, hard drives).

Thanks guys, I think my budget for this is gonna be $50 + what ever shipping is if you have any suggestions.
    
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Well I'm not an expert in this area - but have been thinking the same thing actually.

I'd go for the cleaning process first - then prime the case inside, sand the primer a little - shouldt take long, then paint the inside black.

Just a suggestion ..

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post #3 of 7
You can paint the insided of the chasis without derivetting it. You will get some spots though where the paint wont be able to cover, or will run and pool.

Even with Priming and then painting you should sand. If you dont want you will see where the paint isnt covering evenly, where it is running, and dust particles in parts of the paint.

My recommendation is to just spray the inside of the chasis. Get some primer and try to evenly coat it as possible. let it dry and then spray your black paint inside. If you dont want to do any sanding and such I would avoid painting the exterior of your case. You dont want your case looking like the random cars on the road you see that people try to make look nice with spray paint.
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When i painted both my cases, i just took out all my stuff and sprayed. nothing else.
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks for the replies, I think what I might do is clean it, then do sanding in the easy to reach places (I just remembered I have a random-orbit sander or something along the lines of that).

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Glad I could help .. Have fun
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