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(Finished Pic uploaded)1st time case painting have some questions and need advise on disasseming

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I decided to paint my case (raidmax super viper red) to matte black. I read many guides and watched some YouTube videos and I think I got the basic down. Sand, prime & paint, but I have some specific questions on some things.

1. I searched everywhere and I could not find and tack cloth in my country(I live in sri lanka). I bought microfiber cloth and read somewhere that I can use Rubbing Alcohol as alternative. I have a bottle of paint thinner leftover its the same thing as Rubbing Alcoholso can I use it?

2. Do I need to clean the case before sanding it or only afterwards is enough? Should I use some dish wash soap or only water?

3. Front panel is made of plastic so any special way of prepping it? I got a primer made for plastic

4. I need some help with removing the power switch and the led. Pic below(Dont mid the dust I will clean it:))

My original idea was just tape over the power switch and led, but that would leave the switch red. There seem to be some kind of glue on it. So how can I safety remove and add it back later?

5. I like to paint this section inside of the case red along with the io shield.

I dont have the necessary tools to remove and apply rivet, is painting inside of the case with spray cans is hard? and is it okay to paint the io shield?

6. Do I need to do anything special to get that matte look?
Edited by CaptnAwsome - 7/29/16 at 12:23pm
post #2 of 8
1. Tack clothes can usually be found at hardware stores or paint stores. If you can't find one then just use a lightly damp cloth, you just need the case to be dust free.

2. Sand everything first and then clean it and let it dry thoroughly.

3. Just lightly sand the plastic panels to barely scuff them up to give a rough surface for the primer to stick.

4. That is hot glue holding the power switch and LED. Use needle nose pliers to gently pull away the glue, then use a hot glue gun to reapply and install the switch and LED again the same way.

5. Use painters tape and newspaper to mask off the area you want to paint so you don't get over spray on the other parts. Painting the I/O shield is fine, no problem with doing it.

6. Use matte spray paint for the matte look.
 
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Thanks for the info. Started sanding now
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Thanks for the info. Started sanding now

Don't forget to post back with pics. Would love to see the end result of your effort. smile.gif
 
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

Don't forget to post back with pics. Would love to see the end result of your effort. smile.gif
Sure
post #6 of 8
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As requested here are the end results.
Before-



Changes I made to the case-
PSU shroud, changed the window to clear without fan grills and matte black paint.




So how did I do for a 1st timer?
post #7 of 8
That is a great job! Man I love how the red light illuminates from it, and good job keeping the front grill red, looks awesome! Now if you put a nice big aftermarket cooler on the CPU, maybe with an LED fan, would be the cherry on top.
 
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

That is a great job! Man I love how the red light illuminates from it, and good job keeping the front grill red, looks awesome! Now if you put a nice big aftermarket cooler on the CPU, maybe with an LED fan, would be the cherry on top.
Yeah need to start saving up for that
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