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You should have a look at plasti dip. Its great, its a spray paint that has a rubberized tone. If you don't like it you can rip it off and start again....
Have a look anyway



^ what is mentioned above would not be a good idea, I have used it on computer cases and it comes off almost allot easier then it did on car panels , so that is just my 2 cents but as always the final choice is yours ! L:D



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post #12 of 16
U can get a TAPE made by a company called 3M! Its a special vinyl they use to wrap exterior of cars,now if it can take that kind of beating with the weather and all I dont see it being a problem on your pc lol.....Look it up its called WRAPTIVO made by 3m or something along those lines. Just make sure you CLEAN your case really really well with alchohol and so forth otherwise it can fall off. Good luck
     
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IMO spray cans can give a good enough job.

Gloss white gives a great finish. But time and patience is the key.

A very important note as well, which I read in a tutorial or two, is sand between coats, it helps a ton biggrin.gif
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I wouldnt use a spray can on my computer and thats just me! ..... But if thats what he wants go-4-it by all means. You have more prep work then you do painting so i would suggest you do the prep urself and just take it down to a PAINTER with a spray guy so he can spray it for you~ The reason they charge so much is the prep work a case can be painted in a matter of 2 minutes if not less. Make sure you use a good quality paint not some garbage it will show belive me.
     
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post #15 of 16
If you are going for a matte finish you can get it to look decent with spray cans but with gloss I would go pro otherwise you WILL almost certainly be left with imperfections. Otherwise look at 3M DiNoc or scotchprint vinyl wraps, have used them myself and with the use of a hairdryer they will form to any shape pretty much
post #16 of 16
In the places plastidip or EBC are cheap, that's a good option. otherwise, powdercoating isn't that expensive
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