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post #11 of 17
another mistake many make is sanding off the origional coating. When its applied at the factory its put on MUCH better than we could so its better to leave it on and just scuff the surface so the top paint has something to stick to.

Primer is made to stick to bare surfaces and paint is made to stick to primer.

here is a very good flat to satin black I just tried (VERY durable)


remember like Warfarin88 pointed out your part can never be too clean. A couple of other pointers are
READ THE DIRECTIONS (especially when it comes to temps)
Learn how to put on mist coats and wet coats (practice)

And, Dont forget to give it time to dry (most of my mess ups are when I am impatient)
post #12 of 17
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wow thanks for all the great information


Do you guys know of any guides that could help me a long?

Like , what is a mist coat , and a wet coat , and how do i apply them?

So basically , this is what i have in my mind

Sand everything
clean
clean
clean
Primer 1
dry
clean
Primer 2
dry
dry
clean
Color 1
dry
clean
Color 2
Dry
clean
Color 3
Dry
Clean
Clear Coat
dry
clean
Clear coat 2
Dry Clean

Done.


Questions:

Can someone link me to the .69c mod for the Centurion (Since thats the case im doing it on)?

What kind of sand paper do i use when sanding?

I have an electrical sander , Should i use it?
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post #13 of 17
if gloss isant important than forget the clear.

lightly sand with 400 grit first
once the first coat primer is dry lightly sand it and add the second coat of primer

unless there are dents to fill and deep scratched a power tool in not needed

a mist coat looks like dust (not very even)

a wet coat is just that, goes on wet(careful not too much or it will run) the only way to know how is to practice.
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if gloss isant important than forget the clear.

lightly sand with 400 grit first
once the first coat primer is dry lightly sand it and add the second coat of primer

unless there are dents to fill and deep scratched a power tool in not needed

a mist coat looks like dust (not very even)

a wet coat is just that, goes on wet(careful not too much or it will run) the only way to know how is to practice.
hmm

thanks so much for the information!

I will begin tomarrow by sanding my case!

Ill be making a thread

Im planning on making my entire case Jet black.
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post #15 of 17
remember to read the directions on the cans first..

than to practice on a separate piece...

Have fun and will be looking forward to seeing it.
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remember to read the directions on the cans first..

than to practice on a separate piece...

Have fun and will be looking forward to seeing it.
Thanks

Ill most likely PM you regarding the paint ^^

Im going to sand tday
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post #17 of 17
Here is a good site that shows you just the basic in painting your case.
http://www.mnpctech.com/case-mod-pai...od-how-to.html
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