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Will this decrease airflow?

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I just want to spray paint the front grill of my A300 blue, will that clog the holes and decrease airflow?
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post #2 of 9
Yah, I wouldn't spray paint the grills or dust protectors. You are only going to decrease air flow.
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No, only if you applied it thick or cloged it, I put my paint in warm water before use, it gives a better spray, just do light passes dont hold the can at it.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/9/11 at 7:31am
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No, you can spraypaint it.
Just do it properly and you wont clog up the holes on the mesh.
And don't paint the filter
    
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Skiivari View Post
No, you can spraypaint it.
Just do it properly and you wont clog up the holes on the mesh.
And don't paint the filter
lol, i wasnt plannin on painting the filter

So if i do light quick sprays and dont hold the can for too long then i should be alright?

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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
No, only if you applied it thick or cloged it, I put my paint in warm water before use, it gives a better spray, just do light passes dont hold the can at it.
You dunked the spray paint can in warm water (not the tip im assuming)
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post #6 of 9
And if you do start to notice spots where the paint is filling in the openings, you can always take a pin or sharp pencil and poke through the paint.
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post #7 of 9
Do before and after pics if you can i want to see this.
I have been thinking about doing it myself
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Do before and after pics if you can i want to see this.
I have been thinking about doing it myself
Sure, i just have to find my camera cord first
its been missing for days.
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Here is the log
http://postimage.org/image/l1c9ovwk/
Before painting with the dust filter still in
http://postimage.org/image/l1dx88ec/
Close up without dust filter
http://postimage.org/image/l1fkrkw4/
Dust filter and front panel
http://postimage.org/image/l1h8axdw/
This is what it looked like the first time i put tape on, and you get to see my dog in teh background
http://postimage.org/image/l1kjdmdg/
My high tech spraying station
http://postimage.org/image/l382q45g/
Before tape was peeled off
http://postimage.org/image/l39q9gn8/
After tape was peeled off
http://postimage.org/image/l34rnf5w/
So i let the paint dry and had a snack
http://postimage.org/image/l3bdst50/
Then i decided that i didnt want that black square in the middle, it was originally so that the antec loo was black but i couldnt get it right so i just sprayed over it
http://postimage.org/image/l3d1c5ms/
My little brother holding the finished product
http://postimage.org/image/l3lb0w3o/
Thats how it looks when its installed

I did not notice any airflow changes and i looked at the back of the grill and no spraypaint was on the inside so it all stuck to the surface and the rest passed through so airflow is jsut as good as its ever been.
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