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I am looking to paint the inside of my case, but I was wondering what sort of paint should I get.

My idea was to paint the inside of my case black. Not glossy black so it reflects all the lights and stuff but jet black and absorbant of other lights and stuff. Would a regular spraypaint can do?
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Yeah that'd be fine. You could lightly sand down the inside if you want (for better paint adhesion), but I doubt it's necessary.
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Yes, make sure that you use FLAT black paint and prime before painting.
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Yes, make sure that you use FLAT black paint and prime before painting.
Still need to prime even if I dont want it to be 'reflective'?
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Still need to prime even if I dont want it to be 'reflective'?

I would..I would also scuff the paint that is on it now with some fine sand-paper before you prime..Wet sand the primer between coats, you dont have to get obcessive with it, just slick it up nicely....It will come out as smooth as a baby's bottom...
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Still need to prime even if I dont want it to be 'reflective'?
Priming doesnt' necessarily mean glossy. It just creates a base coat that your final paint will readily adhere to. It ensures even colouring and coverage, and also prevents chipping and other problems like that.

Edit: If you're looking for a cool matte black finish, use that ceramic black barbecue paint. It provides a really cool flat finish.
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post #7 of 8
Yeah definatly prime it. Unless you can get hold of some self-priming matt black. I always paint the insides of my cases and each time i thought i could get away without primer, i ened up getting ugly chips ans scratches.
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post #8 of 8
Unless you prime the metal with self-etching primer (available at any auto paint supply or parts store) then the paint will pretty much fall off after a while. And defiantly want to scuff the bare metal with about 400grit before applying the primer to make sure it sticks well.
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