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I was wondering if I should paint the inside of my case, I am doing a little modding (extra 120mm fans) so painting it would cover the marks. I am worried about the paint chipping and scratching off, what would you guys recommend? High heat paint? Prime and then paint? Prime/Paint/Clear coat?

I am looking for a flat black look..

Also, could those of you who have painted the insides of your case post some pics of them? Thanks!
post #2 of 8
Prime and then paint, adding a clear coat is up to you although it would be extremely worthless if you didn't have a window.

Just remember to shield all screw holes from the spray paint.
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Stores like Murrys Auto Parts or Automotive Body Paint Supply stores have a "Self Etching" "Zink Oxide" primer in aresol cans that adhears to metal well.
DO NOT paint it on heavy, usually 2-3 light but wet coats works well, allow to dry and scuff of the zibs (little bumps of what ever from where ever) with atleast 400g to up to 800g but no finer. Then wipe with a tack cloth to remove any dust and paricles before painting with a base or top coat
    
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Yah Prime then Paint then clear coat to protect it. Easiest way to protect the screw holes from spray paint is head out to your computer store (or hardware store) and pick up screws for the motherboard tray, and other holes on your case.

Just put them in all the holes and paint away and throw the screws out after. Costs 2 or 3$ probably for them all and you'll get a nice a clean job done!
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Why do you need to protect the screw holes?
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That is to ensure proper grounding
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oh tru. cheers
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post #8 of 8
Also you protect screw holes because depending on how many coats you put in, its a REAL pan to get the screws back in their holes with layers of paint over the threads.

Just makes life easier in the end!
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