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Painting Inside the computer case (help)

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Ive been thinking about spray painting the inside of my case (Antec 300) with black(matching the outside case). So Ive been doing some research but Ive always ended up with "spray painting the outside of the case" tuts. Are there any tuts for spray painting the inside of a computer case? I need to know what paint to use because I know I cant just paint it whatever paint I see fit due to factors of:

-High temps
-Conductivity
-Reflection
-Etc

Computer Overview:
-Antec 300
-3x Blue LED fans
-Power Supply Blue Led


Supply Resources:
-Home depot
-Hawaii City Mill (Local Home depot store)



Thanks
post #2 of 9
Hello. smile.gif

Firstly, dissasembling the case will really help the overall quality of the paint job. But, be sure to allow the work ample time to dry and cure as haste will surely make waste when it comes to painting.

Here is an informative thread that might prove useful.

Here is another.

Good luck, and please do a mod log so that your hard work can be rewarded.

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Question(s):

Do I really need to sand?

Could it be done any other way besides sanding?
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Sanding helps to prep the surface for better adhesion, but you can paint without sanding.

The results may not be as long-standing, but it will still work. Just be sure to thoroughly wash the parts to remove any contaminants from the surfaces to be painted.

Either way, proper preparation (translates to more time) will increase the longevity and quality of the job.
Edited by Syrillian - 12/25/10 at 11:44am
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Alright Ive made my decision, Thanks a lot for your help =] (Rep'd)
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Good luck with your case painting. thumb.gif
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You can just use a scuff pad to prepare surface. Then use a non-sanding primer sealer then paint.

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I just used some flat black paint I picked up at lowes just make sure your very patient and remember you can always sand your mistakes and start again so DON'T TOUCH IT!
    
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I've done a few, and I got a fast, durable, nice looking system.

Through trial and error I actually, stay away from paint inside cases. I use a product I get from autozone made for Spray on truck Bed liner "Non-Textured."
It makes a military black look. I think it only comes in black.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Rust-Oleum-15-oz-truck-bed-aerosol/_/N-257b?counter=0&itemIdentifier=98214_0_0_

For prep I just use a S.O.S pad to lightly scuff the surface first.
Most cases have a lightly galvanized steel, almost requiring some sort of scuffing to get paint to adhere.

Also If you do a light fog coat first, then spray, you will get the best results.

I really recommend getting a rivet gun for case modding.
-Drill out rivets
-paint case frame
-re rivet
Edited by cayennemist - 12/30/10 at 12:28am
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