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I'm sick of my crappy white CRT. I want to paint it however I'm not sure what kind of paint I should use. I work at Ace Hardware so I'm familiar with the Krylon brand. In this type of application would it be better to use a primer and auto paint or use the krylon fusion meant for plastic? As far as I can tell the case is made out of metal, but it feels like plastic.

Thanks for your input,

Ken

Also Is there anything else I should do to it while its disassembled?

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post #2 of 27
Window in the back perhaps? Or water cool the tube.
    
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post #3 of 27
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Or water cool the tube.
More like explode my face with electricity.

I don't think a window would be too exciting, all you would see is the electromagnetic shielding.

Also what color do you think I should paint it? I was thinking hammered grey or black.
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post #4 of 27
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I was taking some measurements to see if I could fit any fans or CCFL's in there and I found out there's like only one inch. Oh well, I mean is somebody really going to look into the back of a CRT.
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post #5 of 27
yea its made from plastic and that krylon fusion will work fine...sand it down first so its real smooth and doesnt have the normal bumpy texture then primer it and paint it...i painted my cry this metalic aubergine..it looks black normally but when light shines on it, it looks like a really dark metalic purple...ill post pics when i get home from college.
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The case will be made of plastic, due to the high voltage inside
     
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post #7 of 27
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How high do you think I should go on sandpaper? Maybe up to 800grit? And then should I use self-etching primer or just regular?

What color on this page?
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post #8 of 27
personally id go upto 1000 grit..but yea 800 grit is fine and just use normal primer..when the primer dries wet sand it with 1000 grit just so its smooth, dont sand down back to the plastic..then colour coat it.
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
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How high do you think I should go on sandpaper? Maybe up to 800grit? And then should I use self-etching primer or just regular?
Start with 240 wet and go up to 2000 wet for about half an hour. Then use a primer designed for plastics.
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When you say wet do you mean put water on the sand paper or use a damp rag in the process?
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