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So I have an 800D, but obviously some of my hardware (like read expansion slots) aren't painted black, but chrome.

What paint would you recommend for painting these black? Typical spray paint from the hardware store? Or is there something more specific?
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yeah i would get some of the spray paint by kohler that has primer and the paint mixed in. its great stuff adheres well to plastics alloys etc.
    
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Would that be at lowes or will I have better luck at the auto store?
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yeah i would get some of the spray paint by kohler that has primer and the paint mixed in. its great stuff adheres well to plastics alloys etc.
That's a roll on paint isn't it? I didn't think it comes in an aerosol.

OP - I think something general like Krylon would be fine. Not familiar with the 800D interior color's gloss. Is it flat black or like a satin/semi-gloss? I'd get a regular flat/semi flat (whichever seems closer) aerosol color of Krylon or Rustoleum and spray a test piece. Try a PCI slot bracket you have lying around and compare how close the color is.
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Pretty sure it's flat matte black.

We're talking about painting pci slot brackets specifically...
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Pretty sure it's flat matte black.

We're talking about painting pci slot brackets specifically...
Generally speaking, any flat black will look like any other flat black. For something as small as PCI brackets I would just get a can of Krylon flat black, sand the brackets, and paint them. I wouldn't even prime them for something that small. The brackets aren't going to be getting that much use/friction usually so you'd be fine (and even if they did chip some, you can just take them out and respray them, they're just PCI brackets).

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If you really want to go hard-core they have a self-etching spray paint at auto supply stores,however I think regular Krylon will do you,that's what I use.
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Generally speaking, any flat black will look like any other flat black. For something as small as PCI brackets I would just get a can of Krylon flat black, sand the brackets, and paint them. I wouldn't even prime them for something that small. The brackets aren't going to be getting that much use/friction usually so you'd be fine (and even if they did chip some, you can just take them out and respray them, they're just PCI brackets).

Good advice. Thanks.
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Good advice. Thanks.
You're welcome, no problem! Again though, be sure to paint one bracket first to see how it matches. You don't want to go through the trouble of painting the whole lot of them and the paint being off-color a little.
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