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I'm going to be painting the interior of my Antec 900. I just had my dad go out and buy some flat black paint and clear coat. He seems to think I don't need primer, but everyone I see in here says you need primer. I will probably be roughening up the metal with some scotchbrite first as well.

So, what exactly is the big benefit to priming?
 
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post #2 of 16
Primer helps the paint bond with the metal. Use it.
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i used primer on my case and it did not scratch at all. i don't know if it is primer that made the difference, but it if it was, it helped a lot.

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I suggest priming as well.
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Thanks guys! Rep for all of ya. I called my dad before he left Lowe's and told him to pick up some primer. I don't know why I asked him to pick up flat black paint as well as clear coat. I have no no idea what I was thinking. Luckily he forgot about the clear coat. I want this paint as flat as can be!

I just finished roughening up the interior of my case with some Scotchbrite as well and then cleaned out the inside. Next I'll be cutting a hole for my PSU cables and then it's on to priming the parts!
 
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post #7 of 16
dont forget after all the cutting and such is done and your ready to prime, you might want to wipe it down with some denatured alcohol, or if you dont have that you can use some isopropyl alcohol. Let it dry for at least fifteen minutes, then you should be ready to prime. you want the surface as clean as possible. dont touch it between the wipe down and the prime
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dont forget after all the cutting and such is done and your ready to prime, you might want to wipe it down with some denatured alcohol, or if you dont have that you can use some isopropyl alcohol. Let it dry for at least fifteen minutes, then you should be ready to prime. you want the surface as clean as possible. dont touch it between the wipe down and the prime
Thanks for the tip! I'll have to pick up some more isopropyl alcohol as I've used almost all of it up on all my heatsinks and CPUs the past few months.
 
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good luck
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post #10 of 16
Remember to search the question you are about to ask before you post it.
And yes, primer is helpful. It prevents paint from chipping in the future and such, which is something you do not want to happen.
    
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