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I have a similar problem with the side panel painting, just needs a LOT of coats, I have done 4 so far and it is nearly there
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Yeah I could see it a little on yours but its not nearly as bad as mine. I wonder if that's because of the way the side panels are or because we're using rattle cans. The black seemed to cover much better. I want to use a spray gun next time and maybe put a gloss finish on there.
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post #133 of 160
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Yeah I could see it a little on yours but its not nearly as bad as mine. I wonder if that's because of the way the side panels are or because we're using rattle cans. The black seemed to cover much better. I want to use a spray gun next time and maybe put a gloss finish on there.

I reckon gloss would show it a lot more and from all angles, with the matt finish I have you can only see it from one angle.
post #134 of 160
going back to the paint problem, have you considered trying to use some sort of vinyl wrap for the silver instead of paint as that will have a very even finish and with the help of a heat gun will easily follow the contours of the side panel?
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I reckon gloss would show it a lot more and from all angles, with the matt finish I have you can only see it from one angle.

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going back to the paint problem, have you considered trying to use some sort of vinyl wrap for the silver instead of paint as that will have a very even finish and with the help of a heat gun will easily follow the contours of the side panel?

I wonder if the paint looks uneven because the panel is uneven or if it's just because of the paint. Maybe if I put a coat of body filler on there and sanded it smooth it would be even. I never thought of the vinyl wrap, I'll have to look into that. I wonder how carbon fiber would look...

I like the silver and black color scheme on that case but I've been thinking about doing black and white like you did, it would match my Corsair 600T then.
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post #136 of 160
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I wonder if the paint looks uneven because the panel is uneven or if it's just because of the paint. Maybe if I put a coat of body filler on there and sanded it smooth it would be even. I never thought of the vinyl wrap, I'll have to look into that. I wonder how carbon fiber would look...

I like the silver and black color scheme on that case but I've been thinking about doing black and white like you did, it would match my Corsair 600T then.

up to you, I think it is the paint rather than the panel, but vinyl should do the trick wink.gif and with vinyl you can change the color scheme very easily
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I'm hoping to repaint the silver parts soon. I want to follow this guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/1188309/guide-to-painting-your-custom-pc-like-a-show-car-finish-dump-the-spray-cans and spray it with DupliColor mineral gray metallic. My birthday is at the end of the month and I put the paint on my wishlist so we'll see what happens. If I don't get the paint as a gift that's gonna delay it a bit because I still need to buy everything else that I will need to paint (except the air compressor). Hopefully the paint will turn out better this time.
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Got the paint today
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sweet, cant wait to see this finished!
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Same here. I need to figure out how I'm gonna get all that spray paint off. I think I'll try to sandblast it at work. I need to hurry up and get that done before it gets too cold to paint.
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