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post #11 of 17
You can mix them, shouldn't affect adhesion at all. The top layer is going to be the one that matters as far as matte / gloss / satin.

I don't see any blue painters tape there though. Also sandpaper. Proper prep work makes a world of difference in the end result.

You should lightly sand with about a 400 grit the surfaces you are going to paint. It will help the primer adhere and stick. Otherwise you might have flaking afterwards.
post #12 of 17
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Good, I'm glad I got a can of Matte Clear Coat. The plastic surface of the RV01 is already slightly rough at least it has a matte surface (unlike my Phantom case which is full gloss)...Though I'll keep sanding in mind if its a mandatory step to painting. redface.gif
post #13 of 17
when i painted my hdd doors i forgot to sand one of them and it came out just as good as the others but I did do lots of coats
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post #14 of 17
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Good to know! I do sometimes spray at least 2 layers of paint when I feel cautious about it being too thin.

Also I already got Masking Tape and all so I'll be Dremeling the Motherboard tray to make a CPU backplate cutout and paint the plastic panels and bezels tomorrow thumb.gif.

Also Which paints do you guys recommend when doing mods? Lacquer? Acrylic? Enamel?
I just want to know for future reference.
post #15 of 17
Acrylic paint works well on metal and plastic.

Sanding isn't always necessary, but it's certainly less time consuming to do it first than to have to sand off a messed up paint job because you didn't prep it right the first time. thumb.gif
post #16 of 17
Yeah, I always use Acrylic paint when I'm not powder coating.
post #17 of 17
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Thanks! Reps to both of ya.
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