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Hey guys, I've been looking to get a new look out of my current rig. I currently have a Corsair C70 case in the the military green colour. I still like the idea of having a military rig but im not a fan of the finish of the factory paint job (it has this metallic coating of somesort). I was a little skeptical at first to tear down the paint and do my own coat but I came upon plastidip. It seems I can just peel off the material if I decide I don't like the finish. My concerns are, how do I prep my case? I understand you just have to keep it clean but what about around the power buttons and such?




Do I have to tape off or should I just spray over and then attempt to peel away after?

Here is a pic of my setup
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I've been looking at Gunmetal and Green Camo from plastidip. Haven't decided which colour would be best.

Any suggestions, just shoot them here.

Thanks.
Edited by Slaughtahouse - 10/27/13 at 6:34pm
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I'd suggest removing the buttons and then taping up from the inside so it doesn't get into the case.
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Yea I was already planning on taping up the inside since I don't want to paint the inside. I'm not sure I want to take off the power button because it has the metal riveted piece. I have no idea how I would re-attach that after since I don't own a rivet gun
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Yea I was already planning on taping up the inside since I don't want to paint the inside. I'm not sure I want to take off the power button because it has the metal riveted piece. I have no idea how I would re-attach that after since I don't own a rivet gun

Oh dang, I thought it was screwed in like a lot of cases. Good to know because I plan on buying the white one for my wife's build. I guess some tape around each piece would work, but it would require some time and some thin tape to make sure it doesn't get in all of the crevices.
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That's the problem too with painting the inside tongue.gif Because the the cases is constructed with rivets. So I couldn't do an even coat without a full dismantle. That's why i'm thinking of going for the green camo paint. So it matches up inside (to a degree).

Ok, I guess I just got to tape that button up. I think I can take apart the reset one, shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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You're welcome! There's always a rivet gun... tongue.gif
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Yea.. it's not that I can't do that. I'm sure I could learn how. It's just more tools to buy etc. I'm just looking for a quick, cheap mod.
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