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Hey guys, im setting up to do a new build and i was wondering about the paint i would require to paint internally.

The case im getting is beautiful (NZXT PHANTOM) on the outisde and im going to try and continue the white look on the interior alot of the painting will be on the chassis itself but i will also be looking at painting some of the components such as the RAM cooler and possibly my H70 corsair fan white also....


Just wondering what are the best paint types for different components and parts obviously some of these components will be getting considerably hot and moving in some cases....


I need a good solid paint type that will withstand this punishment ....
    
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The best way is to get paint for that specific medium. So paint designed for plastic for the fans i.e. Krylon Fusion. For the metal there are a vast amount of brands that will work on metal. It would be good to prime the pieces before paint. The best would be to powdercoat but that is another story.
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The best way is to get paint for that specific medium. So paint designed for plastic for the fans i.e. Krylon Fusion. For the metal there are a vast amount of brands that will work on metal. It would be good to prime the pieces before paint. The best would be to powdercoat but that is another story.
Right, thats great cheers mate =] simply buy for what im spraying .... will the heat of the components not caus any problems???
    
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I don't think the inside of the case will be hot enough to do any damage on the paint
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component heat isn't an issue for all but maybe the ram sinks and radiators if you are doing water cooled. You could go with a high heat resistant pain which the sell in rattle cans, but the colors are VERY limited. I wouldn't worry about it though.

The key with all painting is to be patient and plan on doing several very light coats for the best quality. There are plenty of painting guides on here if you want to get a step by step. Just be patient with the process and it will turn out fine.
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Yehh im a patient guy that isnt an issue but hell yeh thanks guys =] lots of light layers =]

that will be done =]
    
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The issue with things like heatsinks or radiators is not temperature but rather thermal conductivity and heat transfer coefficients.

On the heatsinks/RADs the highest temps you'll likely see is 50-60C, and that's already pushing it; that is by no means too hot for paint. Where the problems arises is that a) the convective heat transfer coefficient is lower from paint to air than from metal to air and b) the conductive heat transfer coefficient (or thermal conductivity) of the paint is lower than that of metal; consequently, the paint act as an insulator resulting in less heat transfer from the chip and thus higher temperatures.

When radiator/heatsink fins are commercially colored, they are anodized since this does not significantly affect the heat transfer capabilities.
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The issue with things like heatsinks or radiators is not temperature but rather thermal conductivity and heat transfer coefficients.

On the heatsinks/RADs the highest temps you'll likely see is 50-60C, and that's already pushing it; that is by no means too hot for paint. Where the problems arises is that a) the convective heat transfer coefficient is lower from paint to air than from metal to air and b) the conductive heat transfer coefficient (or thermal conductivity) of the paint is lower than that of metal; consequently, the paint act as an insulator resulting in less heat transfer from the chip and thus higher temperatures.

When radiator/heatsink fins are commercially colored, they are anodized since this does not significantly affect the heat transfer capabilities.
Cool thanks for taking the time to rite that mate... Yeh I will have a look into that.... Anodising is that something relatively easy to do?? Tbf I'm looking agetting an evga gpu and that won't nepainting... And the h70 cooler won't need it caus thatis black too... it will mainly be fan and ram cooling unit .... So I think it might be cool thanks for the advise
    
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