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Okay guys i have red a bunch of threads on modding an armor (what else lol). However i really have no idea what im doing or what they did. I also probably missed a bunch. So i had three things id like to do and was wondering if someone could point me to either a good thread or just give me a quick but easy to follow rundown on how to to do it.

1. I would like to paint the inards black. What type of spray praint, what kind of prep and most important do i have to take our the rivets or can i get it bare enought so i dont have to.

2. I would like to increase air flow. I have 5 80mm fans lying aound and would like to put them to use. Especially to help cool my gtx.

3. I would like some wire management but i think thats pretty much on me but if you got some tips ill take them.

thanks in advance guys.
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Honestly, there's SO MUCH great info on this place, all you have to do is look through the threads. Most threads are titled so that you can tell what you are looking at/for. What works for some may not be what other people do or want to do. Just looking at the page for this forum, I see a few threads that specifically will answer your Q's.

Don't cheap out, when buying paint, stick with one of the top choices, Duplicolor, Krylon or Rostoleum. When painting, DO NOT be in a rush. Give the project time to "cure" the paint, over a matter of 24 hrs minimum per coat. You'll like the end results better. Inside or out.

No, you don't have to take the rivets out, unless you want to add or remove some things. You can even replace some of the rivets with 6/32 screws if you wanted to.

About the fans, yes, 5 80mm's would work, but keep the pressure even(ish) 2 in, 2 out, and keep a spare if you need it. Some people depending on what you intend to use the system for, will tell you to get the bigggest fans available, but again, it depends on what you will use it for.

You don't have to spend a fortune, but don't be cheap in some area's.

As for wire management, there's many ways to do this. Again, many threads available about this.

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Go to NAPA and get a can of self etching primer (matte green cap: Duplicolor brand) and a can of Bumper Coating in Satin Black.

Strip the case down to the chassis. Wipe it down with denatured and a lint free reag. Allow it to dry completely (10 minutes or so) then spray it with the self etching.

After the self etching has laid down you can flash a coat of the bumper black on the chassis and it will stick really really good.

Or you can skip the self etching primer and just use the Duplicolor Bumper Coat Black...it is very tough and sticks great. No need for sanding etc...
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For cable management BEFORE you paint figure out where to make some holes in the mobo side panel of the chassis so you can run the PSU cabling through the panel along the back side and back into the case where the pin outs are on the mobo...you will want to do all your cutting and stuff before paint

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thanks for yet another good tip cd
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