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Alright, I've been wanting to do this for awhile, but I haven't gotten to it yet, but now since my main rig is down for at least two weeks, I decided to give it a go

My question is this, I intend to paint my case (Antec 900) a bright white, now for paint I understand you need a form of primer and such. But for the plastic part around the 200cm up top, do you need a different kind of paint, or does all paint stick to anything?
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post #2 of 7
They sell special primers for plastics. Then you can use any paint you want.
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just dont forget to clean it and sand it, general automotive primer will work perfectly, just go to a local autoparts store. If you can get it see if you can find self-etching.
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post #4 of 7
Painting white over a darker color will be a pain.
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Self Etching? Whats that? I really have no clue about anything paint related. :/

Yeah, it'll be hard to paint white over black, but I have nothing but spare time for the next few weeks.
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post #7 of 7
Ok:

First sand the existing coat with ROUGH sandpaper.
It is then a good idea to finish with acetone or paint thinner.

Next, use a Plasti-Kote or Krylon standard, grey primer. Do about 2, maybe 3 coats.

Finally, according to the brand you selected, finish of the job with 4-5 coats of the same brand paint. Make sure you read instructions on coating intervals.

Make sure to do quick sprays. Don't do an entire coat in one session. Rather do 4 or 5 5-10min spray sessions to ensure an even paint job.


Finally, you have the option to mirror finish.
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