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Hi I'm planning to spray paint my 600t SE and Its going to be my first time spray painting a case wondering what kind of paint and material I need to paint it and how many coats I need. A tutorial would help also thank you.
post #2 of 5
For paint. I would suggest montana hardcore, belton, ironlak, or molotav

They are paints that were specifically made for graffiti. They are low pressure, and between the brands any color you could imagine, and plenty more. I would suggest scuffing the surface with a scuff pad.

2-3 coats. Take your time on each coat. Dust it, dont coat it.


edit: the bombing science website has its own webstore and is reputable. if you want to buy the paint locally, some art stores carry montana gold. one can will be around 8, but should be enough to do an entire case, maybe two.

edit 2: if you do order these paints. There will most likely be a small delay in your order, as they get shipped from distribution centers.
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Hey,

I just painted a case for the first time a few months ago, and definitely learned some lessons. Here are some simple instructions on the procedure:

1) Start off by sanding/scuffing the entire surface you'll be painting. Start with a rough grit, then switch to a fine grit. When done sanding, I would wipe it all off with a damp paper towel. Finally, wipe once more with a dust-free clothe to ensure no paper-towel fibers are left on the surface.

2) Buy a primer in the same brand as the paint. Trust me, this makes a big difference. Apply 1 or 2 coats

3) The paint should be applied in very light coats (I did anywhere from 3 to 5 coats), and you should wait 5 - 10 minutes between coats. Look for some youtube videos on proper technique here as it is very important. You should be applying in a sweeping motion from side to side, starting and stopping your spray beyond the edge of the surface being painted.

4) The most important step, and the step that I know I didn't always follow, is that once you've finished painting, do not touch the pieces for a MINIMUM of one hour. Even after that hour, the piece should be handled only with care and only if it is neccessary to move it to a different location. You will be tempted to pick it up and check out your handy work; you will be tempted to slap it on to the case and see how awesome it looks - but that would be the biggest mistake. The paint needs to fully cure before you should start doing anything with the piece, and the process of curing takes more than that initial hour. Trust me: even if it looks and feels fully dry, IT IS NOT. My best advice is to let it all sit overnight before doing anything with it.

I really can't emphasize the overnight wait enough. I got overly eager to check everything out, and although the case still looks great, there are minor imperfections as a result of my impatience that will always bother me.

Best of luck with your mod and feel free to ask any additional questions

-Joe
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Everyone else says to do it the exact way I did it. Just want to emphasize that when your scuff your case make sure you do it well or you will get bubbles. Also make sure you "dust" your case as jesusboots said. Want to be at least 6 inches away from your case.
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i do that but in bewtween coats , i move the piece 45 degrees and apply a new coat

and at the end of the coatings , like 4-8 , i sand it with a 1000grit and move up to 2000 and do the same 45 degree thing , and apply clear coat , ether mate satin or glossy
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