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So how would I go about painting the metal and plastic parts of a case, I'm guessing spray paint is the best but do you need to do anything before or just spray it straight on?
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Dont paint it outside. Find a room from 60-75F.
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scrub clean
sand it (does not have to be through as i heard)
prime it, using a metal primer
clean it after primer is dry, by sanding it lightly
spary paint it with many thin coats

i am currently in the process of painting my case and learning along the way
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post #4 of 23
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Dont paint it outside. Find a room from 60-75F.
most spray paints are ok from 50-90f
do not paint in an enclosed room unless its ventilated both in and out and make sure to get a Paint/Pesticide canister mask or its bye bye brain cells.

I see lots of people paint, but I see very few who paint right (sorry to say). You can do everything right and still have a crap finish because dust specs get in the clear as its drying. Same holds true for Gloss paint without clear

good luck tho
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Thanks guys, I've never really done any spray painting before so I don't want to get anything wrong. +rep
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by karan.t View Post
scrub clean
sand it (does not have to be through as i heard)
prime it, using a metal primer
clean it after primer is dry, by sanding it lightly
spary paint it with many thin coats
Thats the basics!
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by karan.t View Post
scrub clean
sand it (does not have to be through as i heard)
prime it, using a metal primer
clean it after primer is dry, by sanding it lightly
spary paint it with many thin coats

i am currently in the process of painting my case and learning along the way
[Paint Job] Deepthought (Antec P182 - In Progress n need help)
no need for primer on clean bare metal,and dont sand it either,just get flat black quality paint put 3-4 light coats gives it some texture so no sanding needed,imo and mine turned out fine.
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I find that sanding lightly after the first coat (of painting anything) helps to get it uniform from the beginning, especially if there are anomalies in the surface. After that just go coat after coat, no more sanding required.
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I find that sanding lightly after the first coat (of painting anything) helps to get it uniform from the beginning, especially if there are anomalies in the surface. After that just go coat after coat, no more sanding required.
that exactly y you dont sand between coats it acts as a filler/texture that hides scratches and such,thats just years of painting,tricks of the trade,imo ps:if you want every scratch to show then sand just my 2 cents,you should practice on a pc. of something to get the hang of it if you dont paint much,you shure dont want runs in there either.
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