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ive been looking around for the past few days on a simple way to paint the inside of my Antec 900. Ive found multiple guides, discussing many different ways to do it, but i just cant help but think theres an easier way to do it. i know the basics of what i need to unscrew/take out ect before painting, i just need help on the painting part.

In short, i want to paint the inside of my Antec 900 flat black, Will i actually need to sand/primer down everything before paint? Just want a nice black finish without the paint flaking off after awhile or ruining any of the parts inside the case

all input is appreciated
post #2 of 6
Scotchbrite, primer, paint... that's all you need. If you want a professional looking finish, then Scotchbrite, primer, fine Scotchbrite, primer, Fine Scotchbrite, paint, fine Scotchbrite, paint.

It all depends on how far you want to go with it.
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Scotchbrite, primer, paint... that's all you need. If you want a professional looking finish, then Scotchbrite, primer, fine Scotchbrite, primer, Fine Scotchbrite, paint, fine Scotchbrite, paint.

It all depends on how far you want to go with it.
Had a feeling it would be somethin that simple. Thanks for the info, have another question though. Is there anything i need to keep an eye out when buying the paint/primer? Latex, oil based, water based ect? As mentioned in the first post, i plan on painting the inside flat black, so would i just buy flat black primer? Sorry for the ignorance, never thought id be painting anything in my life.
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Normal acrylic grey primer and satin black paint will be fine. For the inside of a case, I'd buy 2 tins of primer and 2 tins of satin black. You probably won't need it all, but you have to take excessive rubbing into account, where you rub too much and take too much primer or paint off.
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post #5 of 6
Man, you guys know how to make something hard...

Simple, sandable primer in black...
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You only need to prime bare metals to create a surface so the paint is able to bond. Im not sure if your case has already factory painted.

Flat blacks are easy as, stay away from using acrylics. Take a pic of your case so i can have alook at the condition.

There is only one thing to use before painting and its called prep wash/wax and grease remover you'll find it anywhere you can buy 2pac automotive paints. Its 100% hydrocarbons, it evaporates taking and surface containment's with it providing you use a 100% clean cotton rag and you wipe in only one direction.
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