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As some of us re-paint the whole chassis i was hoping that you guys can share some do´s and don´ts for a good DIY paintjob. Im going to repaint all metal parts myself since i will be cutting both sides, top, front, and mobo-tray in my mod=)
I hope to get help with sandblasting and mostly want your opinions on using ready-to-use spraycans or if a paint sprayer is needed for a nice finish. Also if you have experience on primers for metal and plastic. Could you use metal primer on plastic with good grip? I will re-paint my white chassie to...*drumwirl* ...White!! Reason being to color the cuts and to get the same white on everything including Rad, fans, and CPU-block.
post #3312 of 11743
Best advice for a DIY paint job? Prep, prep, and prep! Take your time, clean everything well, and prep the hell out of what you're painting. Use quality paints, and don't overspray each coat. It's better to use multiple light coats, than one super thick coat that is just going to run.
post #3313 of 11743
My black case should be here sometime tomorrow. I also ordered a Spectre 230mm fan as well. Gonna order the rest of the internals at the end of the month/ next month.
post #3314 of 11743
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Originally Posted by HuwSharpe View Post

Modding the side shroud with extra lights, also to connected to the Recon for web control, though such mods pale in comparison to some of those posted here.

THX thumb.gif

I also did´nt want a simple side panel.
Yours is looking sweet too, like the idea with the lights, but must admit I think it would get to me after a wile and disconnect them. rolleyes.gif

Mine was cut out using a jigsaw then filed too, as perfect as possible.

greets
Edited by Graffy - 12/19/12 at 9:57am
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Originally Posted by euf0ria View Post

As some of us re-paint the whole chassis i was hoping that you guys can share some do´s and don´ts for a good DIY paintjob.

like Pestilaence said the most important thing is prep!! Its the difference between WOW thumb.gif and FAIL mad.gif

But would like to add when you spray the coats don't move to slow do a quick side to side movement and keep doing it until
you see it going glossy. then stop for 5 to 10 min and repeat it until you are happy.

He is right about the end coat. "just before it will run on you" but, sorry Pestilaence us (professional) sprayers no how to do that.
I think it will only get him frustrated wink.gif

But what does one say about DIY? Learning by doing, or failing biggrin.gif (me included)
Edited by Graffy - 12/19/12 at 10:21am
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SOMEONE BUY THIS MAN'S MOTHERBOARD OR I WILL

I will be once I get the cash, he is aware of this.

Also, anyone know how to paint the handles? The flex has me a lil worried.
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I will be once I get the cash, he is aware of this.
Also, anyone know how to paint the handles? The flex has me a lil worried.

Found this mite help.?

Paint Options

Rubber is a flexible material, and it requires a flexible paint that won't crack but will hold up well. For light-duty use, 100 percent acrylic exterior house paint will adhere well and remain flexible enough to remain intact. Because the oils in rubber will probably bleed through water-based paint, use a fast drying oil- or shellac-based primer for the first coat. These are available in spray cans as well as in a brushing formula and can be top-coated with acrylic paint. For something relatively small such as a single rubber mat, the spray can is a more convenient option.

Some brands of aerosol spray paint can be used on hard-to-paint surfaces such as rubber. Check the label directions for materials the paint can be used on and how to use them.

For maximum durability, look for tire paint. These are solvent-based paints designed for painting tires in solid colors, stripes or other designs. Some come in kits, complete with brushes, primer and tire tape if you want to paint straight lines or stripes.

Paint Method

The method you choose depends on the type of paint you use. For any painting process, though, the surface should be clean and dry. If your mat has been used on a floor, it's probably very grimy--and if it's black, you can't see the grime. It should be scrubbed thoroughly with a degreasing detergent such as trisodium phosphate (TSP) or dish washing detergent and rinsed clean. Let the mat dry thoroughly before priming or painting.

Whenever you paint, especially with solvent-based paints, do so in a very well-ventilated space. Outside is the easiest. If you can't paint outside, however, open windows and use fans to dissipate fumes quickly.


Read more: What Type of Paint to Use on Rubber Mat? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_6026859_type-paint-use-rubber-mat_.html#ixzz2FWZaiezi
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I will be once I get the cash, he is aware of this.
Also, anyone know how to paint the handles? The flex has me a lil worried.

one way to paint is with vinyl paints. Bob used it on his build, he asked me about it and it works perfectly. The paint is flexible and doesnt chip easily. Its what they use on car leather seats.
   
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Can anyone recommend a paint sprayer, I want to use some paint colors that just don't come in spray cans.
Edited by GrimNights - 12/19/12 at 10:48am
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Can anyone recommend a paint sprayer, I want to use some paint colors that just don't come in spray cans.

Don´t know if you can get it there, but here in Germany SATA is very good!
I used them when I was professionally spraying.

Most important really is the nossle size and needle.

Found this should do the job perfectly.

http://www.sata.com/index.php?id=3993&L=11

And for small thing I used this

http://www.sata.com/index.php?id=satajet20b&L=11
Edited by Graffy - 12/19/12 at 11:11am
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