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Hi everyone,

I have been thinking about it for weeks, I'm wanting to have the stainless steel piece on my EK-FB Asus M5E motherboard block powder coated with a smooth matte black finish like that on Bitspower matte black products. Can anyone recommend a particular powder coating company that can do what I need done? Will the SS piece still seal properly after being powder coated?

I greatly appreciate any suggestions!





Edited by Systemlord - 11/20/12 at 8:51pm
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you could plasti dip it... just make sure that you mask it well and use a razor to cut along the edges beofre you peal off the tape... the masking is 100% needed to make it seal correctly... i would not recommend powder coating as it very well may not seal correctly... you could also simply spray paint it tbh... probably the way i would go
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you could plasti dip it... just make sure that you mask it well and use a razor to cut along the edges beofre you peal off the tape... the masking is 100% needed to make it seal correctly... i would not recommend powder coating as it very well may not seal correctly... you could also simply spray paint it tbh... probably the way i would go

It sounds like powder coating is not a good idea, I would at least want it painted with some kind of acrylic paint because I'm going to have a professional paint a custom logo using probably an airbrush setup, the last thing that I need is for the coating to become stretchable. I wonder how best to remove the painted on circles without scratching the stainless to much...?

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated!
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Powder coating would not be the easiest way to go about it as they have to coat the entire surface of the object and this would mean the inside that had been powder coated would be larger than originally so will not seal in the same way as before.
The easiest way to have it done would be to have a professional airbrush the side you can see and mask off the rest of it so it does not affect the cooling performance of the product, or you can DIY it and get a rattle can of primer black and clear coat if you know what your doing.
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I agree with hammy... And if you want to fill in the circles you could JB weld them plate before you paint it smile.gif
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Powder coating would not be the easiest way to go about it as they have to coat the entire surface of the object and this would mean the inside that had been powder coated would be larger than originally so will not seal in the same way as before.
The easiest way to have it done would be to have a professional airbrush the side you can see and mask off the rest of it so it does not affect the cooling performance of the product, or you can DIY it and get a rattle can of primer black and clear coat if you know what your doing.

It's going to be a time consuming task locating someone with airbrushing equipment, but it will be worth it in the end. I just saw my MB water blocks installed in another thread and after seeing it I'm even more committed to getting it done! The areas of concern is the bottom which seals the SS plate to the water block/O-rings and the edge facing the acetal will not have any paint. The entire bottom will be taped up so no paint sticks there!
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I agree with hammy... And if you want to fill in the circles you could JB weld them plate before you paint it smile.gif

I was thinking of just removing the circles completely, I have no idea how hard it will be getting that paint off. Any idea what might remove those EK painted circles?
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