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So I think im gonna paint my HAF 922

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Alright so I already got the sniper window in Saturday. I know the white theme has been done before but I really like the 600T, but since I already have this case for about a month now I decided just to make it my own. So I was going to paint the inside black, the outside white, and the panel on the back will be black and the front will be a two tone black and white. Another idea that I have and don't know if it has been done before and thought it might be different than the other mods. I was going to buy a piece of sheet metal and cut it to size where it fits between the mother board tray and the drive bays. On this piece of sheet metal, I was going to put about 4-6 holes and add grommets (trying to find the long gated ones) so I can have an awesome looking cable management. Kinda like what you see on this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139005

On the NZXT site they have white version of the presleeved cables so I would be using those for extentsions. The fans will be white led and some also will be black with the white fans on the inside. So here are my questions

1. What is the best paint that I can buy locally? Can I buy powder coating spray paint?

2. What sanding paper do I need? Which coarse and fine?

3. I am assuming I should prime the case white for the areas that will be white?

3. Any one know where I can by the long gated grommets?

4. Any suggestions on how to paint the front?

5. What type of paint should I get? Semi gloss? Gloss? etc (I am thinking semi)

6.Anything else you can think of?

Thanks for your time!

EDIT: Also suggestions on what shade of white I should get?

EDITx2: Another reason for the sheet metal besides the grommets will also allow me to hide some cables closer to the front so the side of the case can close a little easier. I have the cables flat and tied as much as possible and can be small hassle to get the side panel on.
Edited by gabead - 11/7/11 at 9:45am
    
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Here is a how to on painting a haf 932. This should cover a few of your questions.
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Here is a how to on painting a haf 932. This should cover a few of your questions.
Thanks Ill have to look at it when I get home, some of it is not showing up at work.
    
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Anyone else have any input or is it just a slow day? I was hoping to at least get the black paint today for the inside on the way home if not tomorrow.
    
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The color of paint is really up to you. What I usually do is go to the store and hold the spay paint cans next to each other to get an idea of what it will look like. If you ask me I think flat black on the inside and a glossy white on the outside would look good. As for brands I would say go with krylon or rust-oleum.
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The color of paint is really up to you. What I usually do is go to the store and hold the spay paint cans next to each other to get an idea of what it will look like. If you ask me I think flat black on the inside and a glossy white on the outside would look good. As for brands I would say go with krylon or rust-oleum.
Thank you so much! I think that sounds like a great idea and good tips as well!
    
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