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[Current State]

A little more than a week till my exam. Wish me luck.
This is how the case I'll be painting currently looks like, nice and empty.
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What I need to do:
1. Sand down the factory paint job with 600-grit sandpaper
2. Spray primer
3. Spray red paint on exterior, leave the front panel as is
4. Get some car wax and apply on exterior.

From what I've read here on OCN, that's about the basic steps to paint my case. Should I paint interior too? It'll look nice in matte black, I'll see if I can get some matte black spray paint. Any links to good painting guides will be welcome, as I have about a week till I can actually work on the case, so I would like to do some reading on how to do it properly. Thanks, guys!
   
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post #12 of 25
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[Spray Paint Arrived]

i ordered my stuff online, and the red paint arrived today. It's a two-can pack, one base paint and the other pearl. So I have to spray the base paint and then the pearl red paint. The end result should look like this: http://strumors.automobilemag.com/files/2012/02/2011-Hyundai-Sonata-2.0T-red-front-three-quarter-1-623x389.jpg

I know, it's a picture of a car, but since I bought the exact paint used to paint the car (Hyundai Sonata), it should look the same, or similar at least. Keep checking for updates!
   
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post #13 of 25
Wow. Hawt looking case on the outside! Can't wait to see the finished look. GL.
post #14 of 25
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Wow. Hawt looking case on the outside! Can't wait to see the finished look. GL.
thanks. I'll keep updating as my things arrive. Should start sometime next week (first week of May)
   
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post #15 of 25
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[Everything Arrived]

My 600grit and 1000grit sandpaper just arrived, as well as my spray primer (200ml x 2 cans)
And by the looks of it, it's gonna be one helluva work sanding my existing paint down.
Do I need to completely remove it, like so that the metal itself is visible, or just scratch it down?
Thanks guys
   
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post #16 of 25
Ive never painted the actual case so I'm not sure. You could check out some other builds and see how they did. I'm guessing you don't have to sand it down entirely.
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Ive never painted the actual case so I'm not sure. You could check out some other builds and see how they did. I'm guessing you don't have to sand it down entirely.

Yeah, I'll do that. Hope I don't mess up my first real paint job biggrin.gif
   
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post #18 of 25
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[D-7]

Keep checking! Will start sanding on May 2 (Korean time)
   
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post #19 of 25
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I have a question.
I tried sanding my existing paint with my 600grit sandpaper, and it looks like the world will end before I finish sanding it. Should I get lower grit sandpaper to sand off my existing black glossy paint? Or will that harm the metal? Any help will be appreciated. Is paint thinner an option? I can buy some off the internet, maybe. But I want to stick with sanding.
   
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post #20 of 25
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Sanding Try

Hey. I couldn't wait untill my exams are over, so I did a little bit of sanding with my 600 grit sandpaper. Now part of my case (the part where I sanded) feels very smooth (shouldn't it be rough?), but like matte smooth. Like the feeling you get when you run your hand over the back of an iPad. So the gloss is gone, and I think I successfully removed the factory clearcoat. Maybe I should get a lower grit sandpaper and make the surface rough, right?

edit: added pic
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The yellowish thing (top left) is my newspaper. Never mind that.
Edited by lordj - 4/27/12 at 11:50pm
   
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