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I no I no this has been posted and answered 1,000's of times but, I am going to paint the Inside of my pc case with black engine paint. The paint Is safe up to 2000*f so It will be safe. So Is there anything I should look out for when painting me case??
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runs, drips, errors, dust, dirt while painting and drying

how are you preparing the surface?
what primer are you using?
where will you be performing the paint job?
how many coats of primer?
how many coats of paint?
how many coats of clear?
what grits will you be sanding between each coat of paint?

just curious
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runs, drips, errors, dust, dirt while painting and drying

how are you preparing the surface?
what primer are you using?
where will you be performing the paint job?
how many coats of primer?
how many coats of paint?
how many coats of clear?
what grits will you be sanding between each coat of paint?

just curious

I will use sand paper "100 Great"

Primer? I gess none

Paint job outside on a table.

Primer

Paint 2 or 3.

Clear ops Do I need It
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Personally, I've painted the interior of half a dozen cases with Krylon. I wiped down the interior surfaces with rubbing alcohol (to remove any oils) and then did two coats of grey primer and 2 coats of black. Worked fine.

What Clearcoat will do is reduce scratches.
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Personally, I've painted the interior of half a dozen cases with Krylon. I wiped down the interior surfaces with rubbing alcohol (to remove any oils) and then did two coats of grey primer and 2 coats of black. Worked fine.

What Clearcoat will do is reduce scratches.
ow ok who long does It take to paint them then sence you have done It before? ok so do I have to use a primer and ClearCoat
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definitely use primer or your paint will easily chip off
clear is up to you, it helps protect the paint job and gives it a nice glossy finish if you do a few coats. One coat will protect it a bit and not be too glossy
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definitely use primer or your paint will easily chip off
clear is up to you, it helps protect the paint job and gives it a nice glossy finish if you do a few coats. One coat will protect it a bit and not be too glossy

Ok for the primer do I need heat resent primer or what? Does the same appaly for the clear?
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Regular primer is fine. The stuff drys fast (especially if its outside but watch out for blowing crap).

You can do one coat in the morning and one in the evening.

Also, clearcoat is a real bugger to put on even. I've tried it and also members here (unless they really are steady handed) find it tends to bunch up and run easily.

In most cases being the inside, it really isn't necessary unless you are in and out of your case with sharp objects all the time.
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Regular primer is fine. The stuff drys fast (especially if its outside but watch out for blowing crap).

You can do one coat in the morning and one in the evening.

Also, clearcoat is a real bugger to put on even. I've tried it and also members here (unless they really are steady handed) find it tends to bunch up and run easily.

In most cases being the inside, it really isn't necessary unless you are in and out of your case with sharp objects all the time.
Ok thank you for your help but I already panted the case It Is drying now But I did not use any primer but I also thank It will turn out fine. Ow I just did a few coats at a time when It dried I did another coat. in total I did 2x coats all together. Ow ok will I am still not eavan sher If I will put on a clear coat. ow Ok I ant really In and out all the time but thank you for you advise.
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most decent paint with clean bare metal not exposed to weather really isnt needed,imo
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