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can i spray paint an ek classified waterblock?

post #1 of 18
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i bought a new top for my ek classified wb and i could only find it in white, it looks ugly as hell.

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i got matt black paint which will get rid of the clash but i am woried when i screw on the red bit it will make paint wash off or possibly ruin the seal.

i dont think matt black paint is a smooth enough texture for a seal what do you guys think?
post #2 of 18
If you really want to spray it, I'd mask off anything that would make contact with water. Only paint the top surface and sides you can see, avoid painting the bottom side completely, leave about 3mm of space around each barb inlet, or use some cheap swiftech plastic barbs and install those while spraying to make a nice ring or use a coin.
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If you really want to spray it, I'd mask off anything that would make contact with water. Only paint the top surface and sides you can see, avoid painting the bottom side completely, leave about 3mm of space around each barb inlet, or use some cheap swiftech plastic barbs and install those while spraying to make a nice ring or use a coin.

yeah i didnt plan on painting the bottom, im worried about the red part that lets water through, it would be extremely hard to mask
post #5 of 18
I've no experience of this but could you dye it?
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hmm i dont know if acetal can be dyed. u know where i can get black dye? ive never tried before, also im not sure if it would come out shiny or matt finish :S
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I haven't done it yet but I asked about it elsewhere http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=210544
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post #8 of 18
That's not ugly at all tbh.
post #9 of 18
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think i will look for some dye, as paint will probably not work. although it might be easier to buy a black one directly from ek. i will have a think about this thank you everybody.
post #10 of 18
Spray painting would be easier. You sand down the white a bit so you have a rougher surface and or to its bare surface. Once you do that, you can prime it or just spray it on. Make sure not to get anything in those inlets OR take the top off, cover the holes and do it like that.
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