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post #1 of 7
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Usually I using lacquer spray can paint for modding, but the painting was bad because I am painting the front bezel was not painted at all (it creating super tiny bubble making the paint more rougher). I had to paint them but overpainted.

What is the cause this painting fail? My mistake or the paint itself?

And please tell me how paint the case properly...
Edited by northernosprey - 5/4/13 at 9:32am
 
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post #2 of 7
I am painting my case for the first time myself. There are may questions to ask yourself. After doing some research if found these to to be the best guides I can find:

http://www.overclockers.com/how-to-paint-steel-aluminum-plastic-and-acrylic/

http://case-mods.linear1.org/case-mod-101-how-to-paint-your-computer-case-part-1/

http://case-mods.linear1.org/case-mod-101-how-to-paint-your-computer-case-part-2/

http://www.mnpctech.com/case-mod-paint-computer-pc-case-mod-how-to.html

I also have a book, PC Chop Shop by David Groth, that has a section on paints and painting.

They are all similar in the way they do their paint jobs. You are probably not looking for a mirrored look but it follows the same steps as the others. Hope this helps a bit.

I have started painting some portion of my case and I like the way its going. Good Luck thumb.gif
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Well, I already read them at all except the book.

And one troubleshooting, how to removing some overpainted parts in bezel? Look's like liquid
 
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post #4 of 7
Have you tried painting something else with the same paint to see what happens? Have you sanded it down and repainted? Where are you painting? I read the humidity and direct sunlight could be a cause of bubbles.

I had a problem eariler trying to apply clear coat to one of my parts and I had a run. I wetsanded it down and then cut through the paint a bit. So I tapped the area off and reapplied my paint. When it's done I'll wetsand and then give it a shot of clear. I hope it goes well.
post #5 of 7
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Well, first I paint with primer on front bezel inside my house. After I do three coat painting, I have drying them and nothing problem happened.

Then, I've paint the front bezel with black paint on outside. Then ultra-tiny bubble formed when painted make me paint them too much so it fail. doh.gif

EDIT: Should I sanding them when paint it fail?
Edited by northernosprey - 5/5/13 at 8:02pm
 
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post #6 of 7
Could be a little bit of both honestly.
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post #7 of 7
lacquer spray in a can is too thick to give a nice finish, make sure all the paint you use is automotive and warm the cans before using, make sure your work piece is warm (leave in the sun for 30 mins), when you paint use just light coats, and sand between primer and colour. a 2 part clear is best for the finish
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