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Spray painting network switch.

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Not really a build log but wasn't sure where else to post.

I just grabbed a bargain gigabit Poe switch from a popular auction site but the casing could do with alittle TLC. I would like to spay it a grey/black like the newer netgear equipment so I don't have a rack full of black equipment and a purple switch right in the middle.

I'm pretty good with a spray can but wanna know what sort of spray to use to keep a similar sort of texture to what the switch already has.

My guess was a hammerite or similar but is there a particular type??
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You can get paints specifically for plastics like Krylon Fusion. I've used it and it seemed ever so slightly more durable than regular paint on plastic. If you try a textured paint then it will cover the existing texture and probably give you something completely different. Unless you are using a thick roller then whatever texture is on the surface will transfer through.

Really the only problem I have with paint is the absurd amount of time it takes to cure fully. I don't mean dry to the touch, but rather when the paint has hardened enough that it won't get easily scratched. If you can get it carefully reassembled and put in place without scratching it then you should be alright. Perhaps some double sided tape to stick it down before plugging in wires would help so it doesn't get pulled down and ruin all of your effort.
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It's not plastic it's a 1u GS748TP. All metal.
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And that's your response? ok
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