I used Rust-Oleum automotive primer after scuffing all the stock paint on the interior of the case, I washed with water and micro fibre cloth to ensure no dust would be in the case.
After letting it sun dry I put the first coat of primer on and it basically started balling up and doing weird odd crap from that point on. I sanded down the primer smooth - what actually stuck on and didn't ball up and tried to put another coat of primer on, the second coat went on better which I then sanded and washed, dried and applied a coat of Rust-Oleum white lacquer and it just continued to ball up, almost like something was seeping up through the layers.
When I tried to sand the white to smooth it out all of the layers peeled off, including the primer.
I think it was a mix of not sticking and a weird reaction to the stock paint, idk.
Haha, yeah I tried to do some sanding by hand and if I wanted to take over a month to complete my project I suppose I could sand it all down by hand - with no gaurantees that the paint wouldn't just do the exact same thing it did the first time.
I'll save the case for another project, perhaps I'll find a used blaster on craigslist or something to take it all the way down to the bare metal, I'll drill all the rivets and paint the individual pieces instead of trying to paint it as one piece.
Another problem I found as well was the paint made the drive bay too short in height for my 4 in 1 5.25 bay device where I'll be storing my harddrives so it's basically going to keep me from completing the build with the paint on it - the bay device was a tight fit already and the paint just made it impossible to slide in.
I should have another cooler master 120 elite by tomorrow, all I'll have to do is drill the hdd bay out on the new one and continue mounting all the hardware in it, luckily I hadn't painted the side panelling on my first elite 120 so I don't have to recut the sides.
Edited by xyexz - 8/21/12 at 4:37pm