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I'm looking to paint my Lian Li A05 case. This is aluminium and all the tutorials are for steal. From what I read, I should use flat black rust paint.

I was planning to:
1. Wipe down case in 99.99% alcohol
2. Spray down 3 coats of selfetching primer
3. 3 coats of flat black rust paint

Any suggestions? Help?
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post #2 of 11
I could never do that to my case. You sir are brave.
    
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post #3 of 11
I suggest you get it sand blasted instead.
    
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post #4 of 11
shouldnt you sand off the anodizing first?
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelLover View Post
I'm looking to paint my Lian Li A05 case. This is aluminium and all the tutorials are for steal. From what I read, I should use flat black rust paint.

I was planning to:
1. Wipe down case in 99.99% alcohol
2. Spray down 3 coats of selfetching primer
3. 3 coats of flat black rust paint

Any suggestions? Help?
is this the inside or outside?

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Originally Posted by godofdeath View Post
shouldnt you sand off the anodizing first?
takes for EVER.... while i didnt want to hurt the panels so i was being careful.. but that stuff is on there... Then i learned it was Sulfurized anodizing and you can powdercoat over it with only a light sanding.....
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post #6 of 11
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This is the bare inside. The case is brand new and unopened.
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post #7 of 11
Powdercoating > Paint
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SmasherBasher View Post
Powdercoating > Paint
I would love to use your service, but I would like to keep costs low on this. Unless, you want to provide me a discount
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post #9 of 11
Check locally for powder coating shops. The guys that do the work for our shop are "cheap" but that is because we send in stuff in built and can occasionally slip in the odd personal items for free.

Also the A05 is a great case, good choice. I'm looking into anodizing my whole case. hope its not too expensive
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelLover View Post
This is the bare inside. The case is brand new and unopened.
well thats easy then powder coat it.


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Powdercoating > Paint
true dat
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