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Spraypainting mobo removable tray black

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Ok, simple question.

What paints or materials would i need to spraypaint my removable motherboard tray black?
Its currently silver aluminum, and im assuming it has no paint on it.
I dont want to fork out alot of money, i want this to be pretty simple.
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here is the interior. I would spraypaint all the visible silver black, but i have no idea how to take apart the case to be able to do that..
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To have it turn out nice you should pick up some sandpaper or steel wool to rough up the surface for the paint. Also you probably want to grab some mineral spirits or other cleaners to make sure you have a nice clean surface for the paint after you rough it up. The final thing you would want is a nice self etching primer to give you a good base to paint on. Then obviously your paint, any paint should do just dont go with like .99 cent dollar store brands. Take your time with the painting and give it plenty of time to dry so you end up with a nicely painted motherboard tray. thumb.gif
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To have it turn out nice you should pick up some sandpaper or steel wool to rough up the surface for the paint. Also you probably want to grab some mineral spirits or other cleaners to make sure you have a nice clean surface for the paint after you rough it up. The final thing you would want is a nice self etching primer to give you a good base to paint on. Then obviously your paint, any paint should do just dont go with like .99 cent dollar store brands. Take your time with the painting and give it plenty of time to dry so you end up with a nicely painted motherboard tray. thumb.gif

Good info, ill look into this
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Also, if there is anything you dont wait paint on make sure you grab a nice masking tape. I have had very good luck using the green frog tape. Its a little bit more than normal masking tape but it is worth it in the end.

This is the tape I am talking about:



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Also, One last thing. If you grab one of these handles that you can attach to your spray cans it will make painting a lot easier. I feel like it gives you a lot more control over what you are doing.


Edited by mxfreek09 - 3/4/13 at 8:38am
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Also, if there is anything you dont wait paint on make sure you grab a nice masking tape. I have had very good luck using the green frog tape. Its a little bit more than normal masking tape but it is worth it in the end.

This is the tape I am talking about:



EDIT

Also, One last thing. If you grab one of these handles that you can attach to your spray cans it will make painting a lot easier. I feel like it gives you a lot more control over what you are doing.


Thanks again, i love the handle idea. I want to get a nice even coat. Ill head to home depot within the next few days.
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