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Hey guys,

There are a lot of tutorials out there for painting your case however I do not want an ultra even showcase paint job. I am simply trying to make the interior of my case matte black to match the exterior of my HAF 912. I know that there are a lot of other cases out there that do not cost a lot and have a black interior however the HAF 912 is a perfect case for me in its price range. So basically I am looking for help or instructions on how paint my case matte black with no ultra shiny mirror finish. Also, I have heard of people using some kind of rubber paint for their case that is very easy to do and requires only a layer or two.

Here is what I have so far for the paint job:
1: Use a scuff pad and buff up the case chassis
2: Wipe with a cloth to remove all the dust
3: Spray a light coat of primer (I have a gray primer)
4: Wait 20 minutes and then spray another light coat
5: Wait an hour and then use the scuff pad and go over the primer
6: Wipe it with a cloth to remove any dust
7: Spray a light coat of matte black
8: Wait an hour and then use the scuff pad and go over the paint
9: Wipe it all with a cloth
10: Spray on a second layer
11: Wait 20 minutes and spray on the final layer

So basically I just want to know if I have the basic picture on how to paint my case and if you have any corrections
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bump?
post #3 of 3
to be perfectly honest, for what you are trying to achieve on the inside of your case, the multiple sandings will be a waste of time and effort IMO. I just did a ton of painting this weekend (see my build log in sig) and I did 2 coats of primer then a light sanding. Then 2 coats of paint and sanded, then another coat. That is overkill for a matte finish on the inside of a case as you want.

I would suggest clean, scuff, primer 2 coats, then a light sanding. Do a couple coats of paint, and a light sand. Then finish it off with a final coat of paint and a clear coat if you like. They do make matte clear coats, and it's worth it for the added protection.

Good luck!
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