Bought some paint and other supplies to finally let the modding start!
Rust-Oleum Grayish Self-etching Primer
Rust-Oleum Black Sandable Primer
Rust-Oleum Black Semi-gloss Protective Enamel
Sandpaper: Grits from 80 up to 2000. All wet-dry sandpaper. I got most of this in a multi-pack at Harbor Freight however, got the 2000 grit and a few other higher grit at Wal-Mart. (Not ideal, I know but, it's close. NOT the cheapest though)
Still to buy:
Pistol Grip for the paint.
I'm going to give credit where credit is due. Resources for this project:
MNPC Tech. Guide to paint a case to a mirror finish. (I'm NOT planning to paint it to a mirror finish)
Also referring to noahmateen1234 guide.
I'm starting out with 2 cans of each paint and am planning on painting the right, solid side-panel first to ensure it will look good when the rest of the chassis is painted.
I'm plannign to start within the next 2 weeks but I need to be home to do this project (obviously). They would probably frown on me painting a chassis in a Dorm room
. Gotta love university!
Because I'm using the gray self-etching primer, I plan on 4-5 coats of black primer and only 2 of the etching primer. Hopefully that won't bite me in the bum.
Also, I intend to sandblast the case with fine silica sand to rough up the metal first. (And avoid extra time hand sanding)Edited by puttsy - 9/13/11 at 9:24pm