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Hey guys I plan on painting my Z87 thermal armor white. This is going to be my very first time painting one of my components so I have a question.

What type of paint should I use and about how many coats should I use?

I am assuming about 3 cans of white gloss would be ok?

Should I use a clear coat, if so how many coats?

Also, If I apply one coat of paint, about how long should I wait before applying another one?

Thanks for any help guys, I just want to make sure I do it right.
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The thermal armor is metal?
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It's actually just plastic, people have painted them but I don't know which paint is best and how much. Basically all the questions I asked in the OP.
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for the most part follow the directions on the can (3 cans is probably 1 to many) really it could be done with one can but 2 is safer in case you mess up or run out half way through a coat (a no no btw) honestly I might recommend a matte finish over a gloss but it's personal preference use a test piece before you start. there are some stellar painting guides around here pull one up and read it. it will save you frustration. the only piece of advice I can offer is that if you think it's dry it's not. i think most can's say a day or 2 to be dry I say 2 to 3 in good (read dry) weather.
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Krylon Fusion has always been good for me when painting plastics. 2 good even coats should be plenty
    
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Thanks for the tips guys and I will try and find that guide. Also was looking around and came across a guy named Snef who posts on Linus Tech Tips. He has some insanly sick builds, and the paint he uses is Plasti Dip. Anyone have experience using it?
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