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So if you all hadn't figured out, Im a big diy guy. With that said, if you want a professional quality spray can paint job, pay a professional. I calculated the materials costs and it ended up at about $85. It would have cost me about $100 to have the job done by a professional. They have the proper paint areas indoors to handle this and if you spray outside like I do, you need the weather to cooperate. Hindsight being 20/20, it would be well worth the $15.

Materials included:
5 cans of self etching primer
6 cans of spray paint
5 cans of matte clear enamel
Sandpaper from 180 to 3000 grit
Latex gloves
Googone
Cleaner for fingerprints
microfiber towels
Sanding block
Sprayer to put in top if the cans to help with even strokes
drop cloths
I feel like im missing something but its a lot of stuff
Edited by Kazimir - 5/18/12 at 4:05pm
    
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Not happy with EK atm, they didn't provide the right screws...

Getting ready to install blocks
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Installed
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More paint
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Weather.com needs to be wrong. Rain till Friday. mad.gif
    
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Not happy with EK atm, they didn't provide the right screws...

I had a similar kind of problem. The GPU reinforcement plate screw holes were not even threaded apart from one that was. Kind of a pain in the bum and bad manufacturing really.

Btw, this is looking great man!

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Looking sweet so far!! The block on that 7970 looks so sexy thumb.gif
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After months of minimal to minimal progress for various reasons. I am happy to announce significant progress. Missing pics of the power plug move and extra bondo work. Most stuff is painted and just needs a clear coat at this point. Plan on wrapping most up today and then letting it sit a few days to cure. Hoping mid-week to start installing internals.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Paint on cardboard. The plastic I was using was impossible to give a good finish due to over spray peeling off the plastic and getting stuck to the parts.
    
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WOOOO thread revival! Nice job on paint
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WOOOO thread revival! Nice job on paint
Thanks. Yeah, I had to strip it back to metal to fix the job. Was far to time consuming manually. Probably should have bought a mouse or something.
    
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