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Is this an option I would want to get if I was going custom paint route? I have a powder coater that said he could slip in the pieces for a case for about $125.. he works at a powder coating warehouse in a small paint room all day and does stuff for friends all the time. Always great results.


Would going matte white be harder to powder coat over?
Edited by JAM3S121 - 12/13/12 at 9:01pm
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The primer works well as a base coat. It's what we use when we do custom colors. I would avoid the white matte. I would expect that the price will go higher once he realizes how much masking there is. It's critical that it be done correctly or the case won't function properly.
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Well its a good friend, i told him most of the pieces can be dissembled which they can be right? Caselabs doesn't offer any service as of yet right?
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So far, custom painting on our end has been limited to an "as available" basis. I know we won't have any openings this month. We are looking at coming up with some new "semi-standard" colors next year. I'm open to suggestions smile.gif
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I understand, I'm sure its tough with powder coating. Especially custom colors, its not cheap and then what happens if the customer is not in love with the color after seeing the expensive case painted.

I'd really love it if you guys offered a color along the lines of - http://www.prismaticpowders.com/colors/PMB-2862/ (galaxy grey). I would buy a sm8 in a heartbeat, I already want a sm8 for my next case but not really feeling black or white as colors anymore. I;m sure its a lot of work on your end.
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I'm keen on that Galaxy Grey, too. (It is all Stren's fault for sharing amazing photos of his custom rig. Outside was Galaxy Grey or something close, right?) I'm already halfway down imagination road with a white build, but that grey would sorely tempt me.
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