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Thinking about painting my HAF 922

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So I want to paint my case. I have a HAF 922 and can't decide if I want to go white or not. I saw another similar one on OCN. But for now I definitely want to paint the inside of my case black. It is the only thing I don't really like about my case. What paint should I get? What about sanding? I bought a sniper window to fit on my case so I really want it to look nice. Any other ideas for future painting on the outside would be great as well!
    
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Powdercoating is much nicer and a hell of a lot more durable. And getting it beadblasted and powder coated is not that expensive ($40) just working shipping is difficult.
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Powdercoating is much nicer and a hell of a lot more durable. And getting it beadblasted and powder coated is not that expensive ($40) just working shipping is difficult.
Where would I get something like that? Or is this something I can do myself?
    
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You should look into hydro dipping I got a case done in snake skin for under 100
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Hydro dipping and powder coating are both awesome alternatives to painting but painting will still work for what you want to do. Most people either don't want to spend the extra money to have those done or don't have anything local to them to do it.

Do you have any large hardware stores local to you? I use Valspar that I get from lowes. The most important thing when painting is to make sure you properly prep whatever you are painting. Sand it down, start with something rough and then something fine, and then clean the surface after. Your best bet is to prime the surface after, use the same brand as the paint. Make sure you give it some time to dry between coats, say 30 minutes. Also between primer and paint give it a few hours. Take your time, you can do a lot of thin coats so you don't make any runs. As long as you do that it will come out very nice

Make sure you do it outside or somewhere ventilated!

edit: Also if you are doing the inside before the outside, tape off the outside and any vents or openings too so the paint doesn't ruin the outside of the case with overspray
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