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So i have this sudden need to mod out my Antec 1200. I have had it for about 4 years now atleast and i havent done anything to it! all stock, stock fans and everything but recently i have wanted to start modding. i wont give away my ideas yet as im not sure how to go about doing it but i had a question to anybody who has modded the case.

What is the best way to go about painting it? Should i sand paper the metal parts first then paint them with 2 coats of primer and then paint with the final color? would one coat be enough?

I dont want to just go grab a can of spray paint and just paint over it.....i want to do this right and i have some design ideas kicking around that i really want to try but need to know how to go about doing this without failing....

any suggestions would be great! thanks
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Definitely use the primer and sandpaper or you will regret it. I did the same thing and if you don't prepare it it looks horrible What looks really nice is the mobo tray has indentations which look great filled in. The indents are also on the bottom of the case for the PSU. There are also some thin lines on the top of the case forward of the fan. And if you really want to get fancy you can paint the dust cover frames behind the mesh in the front. If you only paint the framing of the dust mesh it shows through the metal grates on the front and is a really nice subtle touch.
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