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Hey guys, new here. Have a couple questions I really want to ask. First off, is how to paint the case itself. I've already read through countless tutorials but all of them have involved lots of hard work on preparation before even getting to painting. So I was wondering would it be okay to paint straight over the case as is and if so what products should I use? I know it seems lazy but I don't have a lot of time cos of school and what not so don't want to spend too much time on this. I would understand some preparation but nothing too major. So any advice is welcome. Also, if you guys could just tell me what kind of paint and other equipment should be used that'd be great too. This would be my first attempt at doing any kind of changes to my case so yeah.

Oh and I have a CMS Scout biggrin.gif

Edit* And for any Aussies that might read this, any places in particular that I can grab these materials? Or just any Bunnings will do? Thanks.
Edited by mudcakez - 10/25/11 at 12:36am
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Go to bunnings look at spray enamel gloss white knight cans, decide what colours & bobs your sister. Get some masking tape & do a careful job of masking it up & it can look as if you took everything out & painted it. Also pick up some 800grit sand paper from bunnings to fine sand before painting. Use very small amount of water when sanding.

But spray cans are not the best like gloss whites, greys, some tend to spray find dust or debris & it can ruin the finish. Personally id paint that case metallic blue, then add some fine mist of black to give it a more rugged look.
Edited by Dan_9 - 10/25/11 at 7:56am
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i dont think painting a case would be a good choice if you want something really different then go for cases like haf922 amd edition or nvidia edition there are many choices out there, of course or put some big stickers on your case thats is also a good idea i think...

dont feel bad of me, these are only some alternatives and suggestions

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i dont think painting a case would be a good choice if you want something really different then go for cases like haf922 amd edition or nvidia edition there are many choices out there, of course or put some big stickers on your case thats is also a good idea i think...

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http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-general-discussion/874367-how-paint.html

You said you have looked into the tutorials, they wont let you down.

It is alot of work if you want to change the color; however... there is one short cut that can be taken, instead of stripping down the old paint, you can use some 220 grit sandpaper to degloss the original paint job and prime over it. If you are going to be using a bright or light color, like in the swatch below, you are going to want to prime it with white, because the bright colors don't do to well over black.
color-swatch.png?w=1024&h=768

For the plastic, use a scotchbrite heavy duty pad to scuff up the surface and prime it as you would the rest of the case.

Dissasembly and re-riveting may be best, but that is really up to you.
Edited by cook - 10/26/11 at 5:28pm
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Thanks for the replies guys. Now I know what paints I should get I can go grab them from Bunnings biggrin.gif

If the prep work is unavoidable then I will do it just didn't want to take any unnecessary steps that I could skip. Thanks for that tutorial cook, I've read so many but haven't even seen that one yet haha, looks good.

Cheers guys smile.gif
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