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How many cans of each needed?
Adhesion promoter (for plastic and Duplicolor was the only brand I could find)
Interior/exterior primer (Krylon)
Interior/exterior base (Krylon)
Fusion (Krylon)
Clear coat (Krylon)
I am painting the interior black and exterior dark blue probably. There are no significant mods and no paint on the Acrylic. Also, what color primer(s) for black and blue? This is for the Antec 900 and a link to my worklog is below. Thanks.
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post #2 of 11
Max total that I have seen was like 5...

I'm sure you could do with 3. Depends how many coats you're gonna shoot. Don't want too many though, because then, you'll have a lovely time fitting your drives in and actually closing the case.
    
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Probably 2 each, but i would skip the Adhesion promoter you wont need it with krylon. Just a light sanding with 400 grit sandpaper before priming.
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for the interior i've always just sprayed 2 coats of black spray paint. it works wonders and isnt very expensive
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Originally Posted by GI_Manny View Post
for the interior i've always just sprayed 2 coats of black spray paint. it works wonders and isnt very expensive
The KISS method eh?
Keep
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Does it ever flake off?

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not unless you scratch at it. it stays on fairly well. just be careful when putting your comp together
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post #7 of 11
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Probably 2 each, but i would skip the Adhesion promoter you wont need it with krylon. Just a light sanding with 400 grit sandpaper before priming.
2 fusion too? There aren't that many plastic parts, just the top and front plating. Would 1 suffice? And do I need 3 for clear coat for just outside or is 2 ok for that? Thanks.
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post #8 of 11
2 cans primer

2 cans color coat

2-3 cans clear


I would not use adhesion promoter, just primer. Sand it pretty well, then prime it thoroughly. Lightly go over the primer and apply the base coat, then the primer.

I would also suggest using the same brand color coat as the clear coat.
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post #9 of 11
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2 fusion too? There aren't that many plastic parts, just the top and front plating. Would 1 suffice? And do I need 3 for clear coat for just outside or is 2 ok for that? Thanks.
Everyone is going to see the front of the machine, so you might want some extra coverage on the plastics ;-)
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post #10 of 11
if youre going to clear coat then you might want to not use gloss paint depending on the brands/lines. In my experience...

Painting with Krylon Gloss I/O Acrylic, then clearing with Krylon Crystal Clear Gloss achieves great results.

but...

Painting with Rustoleum Universal Gloss Acrylic, then clearing with rustoleum painters touch clear ruined the finish (went all milky white, two separate times, perfect temps and perfect wait times). So sanding down the clear, reapplying a top color coat, and clearing this time with Krylon crystal clear diminished the final gloss effect. It may have added scratch protection but the gloss was diminished. Rustoleum universal gloss paint alone would have been better

the next time I paint for a gloss finish (regardless of brand) I am going to get flat color, and clear that instead, and see if I like the results. But there is no painting on any of my agenda's until spring
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