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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys, I'm planning on to have a modded PC, I want everything black in my case, but what I want to know is what kind of paints did you guys use to do your mod? how many cans do I need? how many coats do I need to put? and what paint is safe so my motherboard and other computer components wont fry and die? this is the case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119152

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i just used some generic paint from walmart and used a full can, came out nice in flat black. unless you want something special like glossy, then dont worry about what kind just get a generic one.
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i've heard using a self-etching primer is the best way to get a good base coat. then you can add an additional layer of whatever you like
    
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So, should I do a basic primer first, and then lay the black second??
    
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here is what i used:

The sandable primer is good and so is the self etching primer mentioned above. You can buy this at NAPA auto parts or other auto parts stores.

Edit: Paint more than 1 coat of primer, I suggest 4-5 coats of primer and paint for a good paint job.
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Good luck!
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post #7 of 10
Use self-etching primer. I used 2 cans. I did 3 coats of primer.

Here is a process you should use
sand chassis with 320-400grit
2-3 coats Duplicolor self-etching primer (2 cans)
sand lightly with 800 grit (wetsand is better)
3-4 coats of topcolor, I used Rust-O-Leum Universal (2 cans)
Let it dry for a week before messing with it, because it takes a long time to cure.

Also, you do not need to use self-etching primer, you can use Krylong or Rust. painter's touch primers also. Self-Etching will stick better but it costs about $6-$7 a can and can be found at an auto parts store (kragen is where I got mine)

the paints can be found at Home Depot
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post #8 of 10
i think it's better to do several very thin coats, rather than 1-2 full coverage thick coats.
    
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post #9 of 10
Oh and DO NOT do any painting when you have components still inside the case. This should be obvious but I just want to make sure

For best results you should disassemble the case entirely, meaning use an electric drill to destroy the rivets that hold the case together, paint each piece separately, then use new rivets to re-assemble the case. This is a lot more work, however.
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I used 1 can for my Antec 300
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