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Hey guys.
My mid-term exam is a week away, and as soon as I'm done, I'm gonna repaint my old PC case. I named this project Epic Red (aka R[Epic]D), because I'm gonna paint it red. I bought a 200ml spray paint (red), 200ml spray primer, 600grit sandpaper and 1000grit sandpaper. That's all I have. Will I need anything else? Any ideas and suggestions are welcome. I'll updaate this thread with pics when my exams are over.
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[Prep]

This is what I will be painting.

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post #3 of 25
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Hey guys.
My mid-term exam is a week away, and as soon as I'm done, I'm gonna repaint my old PC case. I named this project Epic Red (aka R[Epic]D), because I'm gonna paint it red. I bought a 200ml spray paint (red), 200ml spray primer, 600grit sandpaper and 1000grit sandpaper. That's all I have. Will I need anything else? Any ideas and suggestions are welcome. I'll updaate this thread with pics when my exams are over.

you should be fine, make sure your primer has some kind of adhesion promoter. if not pick some of that up, where did you buy that case from? Its pretty sick.
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you should be fine, make sure your primer has some kind of adhesion promoter. if not pick some of that up, where did you buy that case from? Its pretty sick.

what is adhesion promoter? I bought a car paint primer. for about 3 bucks, will that be fine or should i check if it has adhesion promoter. I bought this case about 3 yrs ago from a small Korean (home country, live here, born here) manufacturer. It's discontinued, I think. thanks!
   
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what is adhesion promoter? I bought a car paint primer. for about 3 bucks, will that be fine or should i check if it has adhesion promoter. I bought this case about 3 yrs ago from a small Korean (home country, live here, born here) manufacturer. It's discontinued, I think. thanks!

Adhesion promoter is just something you put on to make sure the paint sticks to whatever you are painting. Alot of primers already have them mixed in the paint.
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Adhesion promoter is just something you put on to make sure the paint sticks to whatever you are painting. Alot of primers already have them mixed in the paint.

okay. Thanks a lot!
   
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post #7 of 25
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Guys, is a sander absolutely necessary? I really can't get one right now. I can do without a sander, right?
   
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post #8 of 25
Sure... you could just use sand paper and do it by hand... it'll just take considerably longer. Power tools only really were invented and built to make tasks that were done by hand more efficient and to cut times.
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Sure... you could just use sand paper and do it by hand... it'll just take considerably longer. Power tools only really were invented and built to make tasks that were done by hand more efficient and to cut times.
Thanks. But I won't need to completely remove the existing black paint, if I'm right. Just a lot of deep scratches for the primer to stick. Am I right?
   
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post #10 of 25
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[Update]

I'm in middle school, so I have only one PC (all I can afford). That's why I thought that I wouldn't be able to fit this PC with parts after modding it, since all my parts are in my sig rig case. But, luckily, my uncle bought a laptop and doesn't need his PC anymore, so I might be able to scavenge parts from it, making this my second rig. Not sure what he has under the hood, but I'm sure it's nothing fancy. I'll update when I get more details on whether I can get his parts and what the parts are.
   
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