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post #3682 of 23525
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Hi there.

Is it hard to take all the things inside the case to paint it? As well as putting it back on?

Like do you need to take out the drive bays and all?

What equipment would you need?
What types of paint bottles?

What else do I need to know?

I just got myself a Haf 932 and really not liking the back and interior colour..

Well I haven't received it yet..coming next week.

Thanks in advance!
Hey mate,
I just recently finished painting my 922 so i can't be entirely sure if they are the same but I would assume that they are quite similar. I regards to how hard is it to remove everything from the case?? It's not particularly hard, probably more time consuming. You should be fine with a phillips head screw driver and a bit of know how. The 5.25" tooless locks are a little tricky to remove. You'll need to pull forward on the left hand edge of the lock whilst sliding it backwards (You'll know what i mean when your looking at it). Also be careful not to loose the springs behind the lock. Bezels and things like that should just be a matter of finding any screws or notched tabs holding it in place and either unscrewing them or push/pulling the tabs out of their notches to allow it to slide out. The drive bays just pop out obviously and putting everything back together is just working your way backwards. I regards to what paint equipment you need; I just used can pressure packs including the colour i wanted (in my case a Satin Black) and an etch primer (this may be called something different depending on where you are, but basically its a primer which will adhere to bare metal well). You'll need medium to fine grades of sanding paper for roughing up the metal surface; masking tape, some newspaper etc for masking anything you don't want painted and some methylated spirits for cleaning everything down before you begin painting. When your ready to paint, remember, lots of light coats is the way to go, not just a couple of thick ones. This is by no means a very comprehensive guide, I just thought i'd share my experiences with you. I'm sorry I don't have pictures for all the steps but here are some in case it helps to give you an idea of what your doing and what is possible

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ml#post7829490

Also, try a google search on something like "case painting guide", or even within this forum. you should find something helpfull
Good luck mate and keep us posted with how you went
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post #3683 of 23525
The AMD Dragon version of the 932 looks great and much better than the original (to me anyways) but is missing a black interior,Folks interested in picking this up should take a good look at that before pulling the trigger
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post #3684 of 23525
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Originally Posted by ecaftermath View Post
Hi there.

Is it hard to take all the things inside the case to paint it? As well as putting it back on?

Like do you need to take out the drive bays and all?

What equipment would you need?
What types of paint bottles?

What else do I need to know?

I just got myself a Haf 932 and really not liking the back and interior colour..

Well I haven't received it yet..coming next week.

Thanks in advance!
check out my build. its sure different from the black although it needs to be updated. i need LEDs!
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post #3685 of 23525
just joined the crew a few weeks ago when TigerDirectCanada got it for $108+Tax
doing minor upgrades
just got a Sapphire HD5850 card but not in the pics yet

please give some suggestions for my cable management


Edited by chanman87 - 12/13/09 at 12:46pm
    
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post #3686 of 23525
I just got my system installed in my new HAF 932 earlier this week, and overall I'm really liking the case. There are certainly some issues with it: cable management could be better, the front panel wires/cables are a bit tedious to route and getting all the fans pluged in without power cables everywhere was a bit tricky. However, these things are to be expected, and the ventilation is far better than my P182.

I think I may be able to get 4.22GHz stable on my CPU with the reduction in temps.

I'll update with pictures soon.
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post #3687 of 23525
updated pic with my new 850HX. still waiting on my other 260.

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post #3688 of 23525
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Originally Posted by ecaftermath View Post
Hi there.

Is it hard to take all the things inside the case to paint it? As well as putting it back on?
All you need is:
  1. Pop rivet gun. $20, or $30 for a good one.
  2. Pack of 1/8" rivets
  3. 1/8" Drill Bit
  4. Cordless drill is always a bonus, but you can drill them out with a dremel just as easily. If you use a dremel, it can help to break the bit in half before hand.
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Like do you need to take out the drive bays and all?
No, if you are good with a shakey can, or if you can follow the directions on the can, you can just tape off whatever area you are not painting. I would recommend doing that if you are going to be painting the interior black and not doing some elaborate paint scheme.

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What equipment would you need?
All you need is a single painters prep pad and the paint you are going to use.

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What types of paint bottles?
Rustoleum SATIN Black matches the exterior color almost perfectly.

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What else do I need to know?
You DO NOT need to use primer. The surfaces inside your case are primed from the factory. Definitely use a prep pad though. Even that alone can eliminate most contaminants such as skin oils. Then wipe it down or blow it off with air. Just don't continue to handle it with bare hands.

If you are planning on taking the case apart to paint it, I would definitely recommend washing it with dish soap and rinsing it completely. This will eliminate any oils from your hands. Also wearing some gloves will protect it from getting contaminated again. Make sure you don't have any water drops left sitting inside anywhere. Of course that is the cheap way. They do make prep wipes that will do the same thing.

The main thing is ventalation. It needs to be done in a garage or outside and you will likely not be happy with the results if you paint it in the cold weather. You can sometimes get away with it if the paint can is warm and then you set/hang everything inside a spare room to dry. Keep in mind that even drying paint can be pretty overwhelming.

This is what I'm talking about when I say prep pad.
post #3689 of 23525
Well let me just say on behalf of the other HAF painters and modders that Paraleyes is often out of his mind, though his instructions are very good. I just used two coats of Krylon flat black and then two more of Flat Black paint. No taking it apart, and it was my first time doing any work on a computer that in depth. Sorry I don't have pictures, but I can tell you it came out very nice. Sure Satin would have matched the exterior, but I just wanted it to look solid colored all around. Next case will definitely be painted from the manufacturer.
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Add me to the HAF 922 list! Plus I'm new here too!
Edited by Genma - 12/14/09 at 1:51am
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