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torx (at least on mine) i cant remember which size
    
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torx (at least on mine) i cant remember which size
Mine was an hex head. I tried 1/8" at first, but it was just a hair too big. So, back to Home Depot I went and got a metric set and it turned out 3mm was perfect.

Now I have everything apart, sanded and painted. I went with a textured paint since I didn't wan't to put too much work into it.

I don't know if I'll wait 2 weeks for it to dry like some guides say to do because I was mainly just trying to get a dark interior instead of the primer gray. I will probably put a clear coat on it though.

Either way it turned out fine for my purposes.

Thanks for the info though.

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O.K. this will really upset your mother/wife but you can get a cheap baked on enamel
finish by putting your case (stripped of all plastic) in to the oven and heat it up to about
250-300 degrees F. then paint it, the paint will dry super fast so you will need to lay on a thick coat the heat will make it flow out and then set up and for a really glossy finish you can put it back in for about 20 minutes, I use to do this for engine parts but I also had an electric oven in the shop just for this purpose it does create a real unpleasant odder, I will not be doing this at home and do not work in that shop anymore
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How bad is the odor and how long does it take to go away? I have a HAF i want to paint but its still too damn cold in Michigan to paint
    
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I think this guy abandoned his work log.
post #136 of 176
Hey All,


My HAF should be getting in Thursday hopefully. I already have the paint for the interior (Rustoleum) but I was wondering what primer people were using? I read somewhere that someone went with an auto (car) primer... I bought a clean metal primer made by Rustoleum. Will that suffice?

Also for those of you who painted the interior black... did you just paint the interior pieces or did you paint over the top section as well?
post #137 of 176
hey Namja... I just started my repaint a few days ago..

I did not bother with primer. I got a few cans of RustO from the home store and painted. Put on about 5 or 6 light coats and have no issues. IMHO, sanding and priming is fine and all for a car or something in a high traffic area but, for a pc case its kinda overkill. I'm getting the thing re-assembled now. I went with satin black inside and gloss red highlights, with a gloss clear coat.

All in all very easy.

After removing the pop rivets, I toyed with the idea of reversing the mother board layout so that the CPU is on the bottom. I have a Lian Li case that has this layout and I really like it. However, it would have negated some of the original air flow designs. Maybe when/if I switch to water cooling i'll consider it again.

attached are some before pics after i removed the drive bays


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here are some pics during the painting process....



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and here's where im out now. case is put back together and i've got the new mobo attached.

cheers!


post #140 of 176
Now... this colors are a killer combination

looks awesome
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