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Thanks for setting this guide up FannBlade, it's amazing! I just wanted to ask a question or two ahead of having a new case delivered next week: I plan on painting some small areas of it (perhaps a stripe along one side, some lettering etc) and I was wondering if I would need to prime/sand the area/s before I get down to painting?

I was thinking of using a template made out of paper for the painting itself, held on with a generous amount of masking tape. Just for a bit of information, the case in question is an NZXT Tempest Evo, so I've no need to paint the inside. Some of the areas I intend to paint are metal wheras others are plastic, so that may alter what I need to do.

As you've probably guessed I'm completely new to painting cases, but I do have some experience with hand and spray painting tabletop wargaming models.
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Is it safe to paint over powder coating? The case I am wanting to paint is the Arc Mini and it came powder coated inside and out.
Absolutely.

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Thanks for setting this guide up FannBlade, it's amazing! I just wanted to ask a question or two ahead of having a new case delivered next week: I plan on painting some small areas of it (perhaps a stripe along one side, some lettering etc) and I was wondering if I would need to prime/sand the area/s before I get down to painting?

I was thinking of using a template made out of paper for the painting itself, held on with a generous amount of masking tape. Just for a bit of information, the case in question is an NZXT Tempest Evo, so I've no need to paint the inside. Some of the areas I intend to paint are metal wheras others are plastic, so that may alter what I need to do.

As you've probably guessed I'm completely new to painting cases, but I do have some experience with hand and spray painting tabletop wargaming models.
Yes you can just paint over existing surface. Make sure its clean and lightly scuffed. As for stripes and graphics don't skimp on good tape. Also I wouldn't use paper for your design, paint will blow under it and will smear the edges.
Find a good hobby store and pick a roll of frisket paper to cut design then you can stick on the case. Use I NEW exacto blade to cut it.

Once it's ready to paint use 2 VERY light coats to "seal" the edge of stencil material before apply heavier coats. try to avoid spraying to thick it will make it hard to remove and edges may look jagged.

As far as stripes use a good designed for the job cheap tape will guarantee you a cheap looking edge.

Let me know if you need more help.
    
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post #93 of 133
Do you think this would be a good enough quality paint?

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165505

Thanks for all the help btw! I just want to avoid any stupid mistakes

One question though - since the paintwork I'm doing is on a relatively small area, how would I lightly scuff *only* the areas I'm going to paint?
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post #94 of 133
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Paint should be fine.
Find a scuff pad (didn't see one on that site) then just lightly scuff or scratch area to be painted after you tape it. Won't need to be much,just make sure it's good and clean with some alcohol or pre-cleaner before and after its taped.
    
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post #95 of 133
Ok, thanks! will update on how it turns out when it's done.
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post #96 of 133
I am having trouble finding the answer to this:

"7. I have a run in the paint,do I need to sand it all off and start over? NO. I will show an example of this in the pic tutorial."

Am i just looking reading right past it?
post #97 of 133
I'm looking around for different ideas regarding my painting plans. Has anyone got any experience with painting onto acrylic windows? If so, any tips/pointers?
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post #98 of 133
Good guide +rep
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I am having trouble finding the answer to this:

"7. I have a run in the paint,do I need to sand it all off and start over? NO. I will show an example of this in the pic tutorial."

Am i just looking reading right past it?
Sorry never did get to that.
    
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Bump for epic thread!
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