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Silver mirror inside of case?

post #1 of 13
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I'm just about ready to complete my window mod... and the inside of my case has been primer for about 2 months now...

I was digging around in the garage and found some of this except its silver.

How cool would it be to paint the inside of my case this color with some cathodes shinin' in there as well?

has anyone tried/seen this before?
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hmmm.... I wonder if it would be too bright.

I like shiny-thingies in my case, but want to avoid a super nova glare.

Methinks you could experiment. If you no likey, then re-paint. I know that is a lot of work, but trial and error can be rewarding and enlightening.... lol "lightening"

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I say go for it... experience over knowledge right?
    
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post #4 of 13
Bling bling. . . that's all I have to say . . . .hahaha

That'd be a pretty cool idea, if you can get the color even and not scratch the hell out of the paint mounting hardware. When I painted my Armor, that's when I started wanting a new case. Because it got scratched, dust got on it, it was a pain in the ass.
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post #5 of 13
Yea itd be cool....but leme warn you...Youl NEVER get a chrome paint job out of a can..it says chrome yes..but it comes out silver or grey..ive tried soo many...it just wont be a mirror..id say paint it all a uv colour inside then ad some uv CCFL in there....Didnt you see that episode of Overhaulin where they gave this car some chrome paint and they had to spray it at the same time with some chemical to achieve the chrome finish??..its tricky.

Edit: ok i just read it..its silver, yea that will look nice....BUT also with silver..ive painted a few things with silver paint..i found i had to paint from quite a distance from the object to get the silvery finish...then when it comes to clear coat, the silvery colour fades away and it turns into a sort of dull silver/grey.
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post #6 of 13
it won't turn out how you think....it defn won't be a "mirror"....it'll be more like a silver chunk of poo. I've painted stuff silver before with that paint, and it's really not that smooth at all....or reflective....
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post #7 of 13
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blarg.

Oh well I had some in the garage, I'll do a test spot on something before I try, just to see...

Thanks all!
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post #8 of 13
I say go for it...you'd have to have some paint skills though to make sure it comes out super smooth.
post #9 of 13
After reading 'burns post, don't do it, sounds like a "chrome" paint I tried before that could barely be called silver when dried, and the finish was kind of soft as well.
post #10 of 13
Just to warn you, the paint wont be reflective and wont even be that shiny. It will just have the slightly "metallic" silver look that might sparkle a little bit, but that's it. It wont really look like metal, either. I have some of the almost exact same paint that I'm using on something else. Nothing fancy. Remember that the cap on the paint can is somewhat misleading. I'm not trying to discourage you, or even say you wont necessarily like it, I'm just trying informing you before you do anything.
    
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