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I know from reading this forum and the Case Labs website that the cases are available powder coated in matte black or matte white or in grey primer.

I think I saw a thread where it was said that completely bare cases will only be shipped to powder coating shops certified by Case Labs. Is that still true?

I'm thinking of getting a SMH10 in black and having the exterior powder coated or painted another color while leaving the inside black.

Has anyone simply spray painted their case?

I don't want to go through a lot of hassle and expense changing the color so I may just leave it black. I used to collect SGIs so I'm used to colorful cases. smile.gif
post #2 of 3
The epoxy primer makes for a good paint base for any custom spray paint job you may want to do.

The problem with sending out bare cases is that there is a lot of detailed masking that needs to be done correctly. Some powder coaters are great while others are terrible. If it's not done correctly, the end result is disaster - nothing will go together properly. We got into the powder coating business years ago (long before the cases came along) because we couldn't get the quality we needed from outside vendors (and we tried them all rolleyes.gif ) You can expect the starting point for custom powder to be $200- $300 and go up from there depending on what's wanted.
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Crucial 128MB SSD x 4 (RAID 10) WD 2TB Enterprise Black x 4 (RAID 10) LG Blu-ray  Windows Pro 7.0 64 bit 
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Dell U3011 30" Display 750 Watt CaseLabs SM8 
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Is there a way to match the powder coat with a spray paint job? I'd like to add a panel to the inside of the case, but not sure what color (other than matte black) to get.. I purchased a matte black TH10.
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