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Casemods with vinyl wrap?

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I can see a lot of you guys are painting your case, but has anyone tried to vinyl wrap the case instead?
I've been working a bit with vinyl wrap, and it seems to be a pretty easy material to work with. So why spent hours and hours painting and sanding the case, when vinyl wrap is so much easier (I think)

Or has anyone tried it out and can come up with a solution if it's good or not?

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Gerner
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Long story short; vinyl wrap isn't as durable. People will use a little here or there, doing a whole case in it is asking for trouble... also getting some of the fine contours on certain cases would be a tremendous PITA.
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Long story short; vinyl wrap isn't as durable. People will use a little here or there, doing a whole case in it is asking for trouble... also getting some of the fine contours on certain cases would be a tremendous PITA.

I'm thinking on using vinyl wrap on the outside of my case.
Might be an easy and cheap upgrade just for the outside aesthetics.

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Ever seen a vinyl wrapped car up close after it's got a few miles on it? It's easy to snag/smear/ripple vinyl.

It's your computer to do with as you see fit, but that's the reason nobody really vinyl wraps an entire computer. Personally I just think vinyl looks tacky (pun not intended), and would rather paint it and do it right, then do it the easy way and end up with something (that IMHO) is inferior. Think back to every car show you've been to; how many show cars were vinyl wrapped and not "paint with vinyl accents" or pinstriped - same logic/reasoning applies to computers.

Doing vinyl for parts of a case exterior could look fine, but I'd paint where there wasn't vinyl to keep a level surface and then put down several layers of clear coat so that you wouldn't know it was vinyl anyways. Just my two cents.
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