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I have a template made of steel for my Phantom (for a 360mm rad) to hold the radiator in place, I was wondering what procedures I should follow to have a glossy finish on the template. I was also wondering how much it would cost to powdercoat it and if it'd be worth it, and if I plan to paint it how should I do it and what kind of paint works the best. thanks for all of the help I've received on this forum.
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If you are going for a really glossy finish I would stick with paint. When going for a glossy finish the prep work is of utmost importance. The surface has to be perfect before the color coat so using a good primer is a must.

Actually getting a really good paint job is quite complicated and time consuming but one of the OCN members has put together a pretty comprehensive guide.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1188309/guide-to-painting-your-custom-pc-like-a-show-car-finish-dump-the-spray-cans

You can get quite nice results even using rattle cans but better equipment does help in getting better results. Basically you do/use the same things as if you where painting a car.
Edited by Bit_reaper - 7/15/13 at 8:30am
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 OC 4.0 GHz 1.35v HT on Asus P6T 1366 SLI Gigabyte GTX 970 OCZ 12GB DDR3 GOLD/Platinum mix 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB Western digital 300GB Western digital Caviar Blue 1TB Samsung 840 EVO 250Gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
generic LG DVD WC'd , Supreme LT, NexXxoS Xtreme III 360, Phob... Windows 7 x64 Samsung 27" LED S27A550B 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ACER 23" x233H Dell U3415W Logitech G11 Chieftec 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks enthoo luxe Razer deathAdder respawn steelseries Qck Yamaha HTR-6130 AV Receiver 
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Yamaha NS-50B floor tower speakers miditech Audiolink II stereo sound card 
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