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post #1 of 16
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So im planning on getting the NZXT Switch 810 and I want to make it white and red. I have never painted anything before and do not even know what "sanding" is. I was wondering if there is like a "how to" thread on how to do this. Plus, how long does it take and how much does it cost?
post #2 of 16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Yr1ZR6pcA

Try these videos

Remember, Never skimp on sanding. But fear not case modding is a great hobby.

I cover painting a little bit in the link in my sig as well.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by AlderonnX View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Yr1ZR6pcA
Try these videos
Remember, Never skimp on sanding. But fear not case modding is a great hobby.
I cover painting a little bit in the link in my sig as well.
Video is still reliable right? And how long will it take?
post #4 of 16
Video is still current, It took me about 3 hours not counting drying time.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by AlderonnX View Post

Video is still current, It took me about 3 hours not counting drying time.
Ok good. How long did yours dry?
post #6 of 16
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Ok I thiink I got it:

1. Clean
2. Sand
3. Paint 2-3 coats
4. Let dry 8-12 hours
5. Paint 2-3 coats of clear
6. Dry and done

Umm I think im missing something
post #7 of 16
I let mine dry overnight.

the step you might be missing is sanding down any imperfections
post #8 of 16
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What do you mean imperfections?
post #9 of 16
imperfection are like pieces of dust, a hair, things like that. You don not need to wait 8-12 before clear. An hour will be plenty. Just make sure before you start painting that you clean very well.
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post #10 of 16
Make sure its nice weather out.

I made a few mistakes the first time i painted a few parts of my old case.

also a lot of the switch is just pure plastic while other pieces are still.
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