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how much paint do you need?? $50?!
    
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how much paint do you need?? $50?!
I was looking through some case mods on OCN....
http://www.overclock.net/1172887-post48.html
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Metallic Paint (6 cans @ $5.50 each) = $33.00
Primer (2 cans @ $5.00 each) = $10.00
Clear Coat (7 cans @ ~$3.50 each) = $24.50
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Total = ~$67.50
...for his Armor. Granted, I might not be painting the outside, and I won't have as big of a case, but I'm looking in the $30 - $50 range.
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Ignoring the ****ty PS, this would look good, no?
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Grrrr.... ain't it always like that. There seems to be very little that is "cheap" when it comes to a PC hobby...

oooh... that one you posted above is nice!
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yea its nice, little more dark on the top imho though
    
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Grrrr.... ain't it always like that. There seems to be very little that is "cheap" when it comes to a PC hobby...

oooh... that one you posted above is nice!
Hard part is gunna be finding the red color.
Not too dark, not too bright, good brand, no too thick, nice flow...and semi-cheap.

BTW -
I probably won't even be starting until later this year...just getting ideas....incase I get bored over the summer.
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how much paint do you need?? $50?!
Yeah...sad but true.

One could buy US$10-20 bucks and do a ghetto-job.... I've done it

But to get outstanding results requires primer, sanding, multiple coats, more sanding...and then some more sanding...followed by more coats...

...repeat until broke. But, you will be able to shave in the relection!
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Yeah...sad but true.

One could buy US$10-20 bucks and do a ghetto-job.... I've done it

But to get outstanding results requires primer, sanding, multiple coats, more sanding...and then some more sanding...followed by more coats...

...repeat until broke. But, you will be able to shave in the relection!
On the topic of painting and sanding...when should you sand? What grit?


Sand down, primer, sand a bit, do one coat, do another, lightly sand with a high grit, last coat, sand lightly with an even higher grit, clear coat = what I was told to do for aluminum.

What's the best way?
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Sweet. Found the most helpful thing to people on a 15 year olds penny-pinching budget - cheap stuff.

B3AR (the guy that did the B3ARClaw mod in the competition and scored in the top 3) had a kick ass looking case using Krylon Fusion "Textured Shimmer" / "Mystix Prisim" paint.

Not only does it look kick ass, but you don't need primer or to sand at all. He said that it said you needed a little bit of clear coat, but...he didn't use any and it looked awesome. I'll swing for it if I get any extra cash.
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Sweet. Found the most helpful thing to people on a 15 year olds penny-pinching budget - cheap stuff.

B3AR (the guy that did the B3ARClaw mod in the competition and scored in the top 3) had a kick ass looking case using Krylon Fusion "Textured Shimmer" / "Mystix Prisim" paint.

Not only does it look kick ass, but you don't need primer or to sand at all. He said that it said you needed a little bit of clear coat, but...he didn't use any and it looked awesome. I'll swing for it if I get any extra cash.
Yeah... perhaps it is my imagination, but his mod was highly under-rated. Not as a comparison to any other mod, but just on it's own...it was and is outstanding work... and he did it ALL with a single rotary tool...no mean feat.

As for paint, have you checked out SpookedJunglist's Guide?
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