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I found a local powder coating business that can powder coat at "affordable prices". Here are some automotive part quotes. They also paint things other than cars obviously, bikes, furniture, etc.




Etc.

Anything I should know if I want to powder coat? Maintenance, difficulties, etc? I'm looking for a flat/semigloss black and dark grey. Would a clear coat be necessary for powder coating? Any special services I should ask for when they paint computer cases?

I asked for a rough quote. They said...
For something like this I cannot give an exact estimate because it really depends on sizes, color & how many screw holes are in each. To ball park it I would say maybe $60-$100 or so but like I said it really all depends on sizes.
Price sound average for a computer?



PS: Does anyone have any pictures with the HAF932 completely de-riveted? I would love to get a somewhat accurate quote from this guy..
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Yeah, I can't seem to find any pics of all the HAF932 parts de-riveted and taken apart... could really use some help here.
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give me a moment and i will give you a few pics.

i just need to drill the rivits out quickly....
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here you go dude. hope this helps.

the section where the hard drive bay goes into is gone... i dumped that as i do not need it. so the section where the optical drives go into, you can say that is X 2 of them but the hdd bay is a little smaller but a very good refrence.

hope this helps.




if the link does not work... pls pm me so i can fix it.

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post #5 of 16
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Thanks! I sent an email to the powder coater, I hope I get a good estimate soon!

A few general questions about powder coating though.. how do they do it? Do they have to do the whole thing, or can they mask part of it up? For example, the side doors of the HAF are already black on the outside - not on the inside. Can they mask off the whole outside, saving me money on paint, or is this some sort of electrostatic crazy jumbo that it's either all or none?
Can you powdercoat grills? As in these things?



I hear stories of power coating blocking the motherboard standoff holes. Would coating a grill like this potentially lead to disaster or expensive precautions? Would it be more worth it to paint the thin grills myself?

And is it possible to powder coat plastic?
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post #6 of 16
Don't know about a 932, but here is a 912 we had done.

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Sexy.

I see a lot of powdercoated material that is really glossy. Is there such thing as semi-gloss, flat, or satin powdercoat?
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post #8 of 16
what ever cololur you get in paint, you get in powder coating.... not all comnpanys carry the colour as a stock item but they can get it.

as in finding the link... it is mine i am buy with .... i am doing a complete custom mod.


as in powder coating just a section... yes they can but, it is a little hard....

when you poweder coat an item they need to send electrical curent through it.... this turns the item into like a magnet... when they spray the powder it drifts to the item and stick little bit... onece they have done that the put it into an oven and back it and let cool.... once it is cool it is ready for touch and working on again
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http://boneheadperformance.com/color-charts/

Oh ****. I never though a huge selection would ever give me a headache
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post #10 of 16
Yes, we can get any finish you like, be it flat, satin, gloss, clear, metallic. You name it, we can do it.
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