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Painting a case:
1. If the case is already painted, sand down until you see silver
2. Spray even coats of primer
3. Put spray can bottles in a pot of boiling water
4. Spray even coats and wait until paint is dry
5. Wet sand the paint until smooth to touch
6. Repeat steps 4-5 until paint is even and without leopard spots
7. Apply clear coat and wait until paint dries
8. Apply another clear coat and wait until paint dries

It is OK to sand down your paint as long as you apply clear coat over it. Not only does it serve to get the paint intact, it acts as an invisible shield to light scratches.
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ALright here you guys go!


Before:




Scuffed and Primed:




After!:






Camera does not show where this thing really shines: In light, It literally sparkles like a rainbow, where the light is low, its really really deep black. I love how it turned out! With the exception of a couple spots on the panels, this thing came out perfect!




I plan on adding an Acrylic Window so I can showcase my skillz
    
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Weird how the pics show inconsistency in the paint

It does not look this way when in normal light/ eyesight
    
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from what it looks like in the pictures you might want to spray another layer of the metallic black so it doesn't appear to have spots everywhere from uneven sprays. But props on first try and that metallic black looks gorgeous
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from what it looks like in the pictures you might want to spray another layer of the metallic black so it doesn't appear to have spots everywhere from uneven sprays. But props on first try and that metallic black looks gorgeous
It does not look like this to the eye at all - Its perfectly even


Trust me, I noticed alot of spots before applying the clearcoat and I went and bought more black paint to fix it. It looks perfect to the eye
    
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It does not look like this to the eye at all - Its perfectly even


Trust me, I noticed alot of spots before applying the clearcoat and I went and bought more black paint to fix it. It looks perfect to the eye
Looks great then but did you use flash when you took this picture? Flash tends to make most paint jobs look spotted.
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Looks great then but did you use flash when you took this picture? Flash tends to make most paint jobs look spotted.
Yeah..... effing old camera I dont know how to turn off the flash just yet, My cam is dead and I cant find the battery for it
    
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