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How To: Paint and Pimp Yo PSU

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A simple paint project: Pimp Yo PSU. And nothing is mo pimpadelic flavalicious than Candy Apple... First you gotta void a warranty...



Be sure to discharge the PSU before doing this...


You know all about how to de-sticker the PSU now don;t you...




Wipe it afterwards with denatured to remove any oils...



These types of sanding pads are the BOMB.



Sand until you think you are done then wipe it clean with denatured and look at it at an angle in the light and sand it some more--repeat until the surface is a uniform matte with no orange peel.



I am using Duplicolor Metalcast. I flipped a coin and chose red.
I have two of these and will do the other Blue or Green.

I laid on two thin coats of the metallic groundcoat and disaster struck--a tiny gnat landed on the paint and I knew I would have to sand it and start over...


175 F



Glad the wife is not here :whistles:

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Glad the wife is not here :whistles:

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I can imagine her complaining now haha.
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Glad the wife is not here :whistles:

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I can imagine her complaining now haha.
You have no idea...the house is a factory for the next week....
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Nice PSU "Makeup".
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You have no idea...the house is a factory for the next week....
That must mean she took a vacation lol. Or at least an unwelcome one O_o which she will complain about for the next week O_o.
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Naw she's visiting Mom till the 4th...

Well it onlyy took 30 minutes to cure the paint. I sanded it and recoated it INSIDE the house to avoid the gnats...

It's in the oven for another 15 minutes of bake then 15 minutes of cool and onto the Red Red Red Meltacast...

This paint is sooooo much tougher than Krylon or anything like that you get at Wally World-you fiind it at any auto parts store...
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Painted inside--no gnats...





It only takes 15 minutes bake at 175F and 15 minutes cool and they are ready to shoot again...





I laid down two light coats followed by a full coat.

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post #8 of 22
why do you bake them? whats wrong with letting them...like dry.. haha
does it make it better or something?
id be a little worried roasting my psu...
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post #9 of 22
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It makes the paint harden rapidly so I can recoat.

Like this



I sanded with 220




and put them in for a quick bake...



Some time tomorrow I will re-assemble the PSU and badge it.
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post #10 of 22
Excellent! Looks pretty epic tbh
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