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How Do I Paint My Old Computer Case

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Hello OCN,

I want to start modding some of the old computer cases i have lying around my house. I want to paint my old computers insides black but what should i use? Should i use spray paint? Do i have to sand it down? What sort of spray paint would i have to use?

Heres a few pics so you can see what im up against. Im not to sure what to do with it yet, still looking for inspiration. (my camera was on the wrong setting for the first 3 pictures):



These are some of my ideas:


I want to cut a hole out for a 100mm fan, buy some buttons to switch the pc on and restart it.

I also want to chop the HDD caddy in half for the front 100mm fan to be mounted:


Edited by Jamyy10 - 1/18/11 at 4:22pm
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http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...how-paint.html I'm using this guide to paint my antec 300 case. I sanded my case down, using 80,160, and i think 300ish cant remember the exact grit i used.
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Seagate 500GB & 2TB Samsung 830 LG Blu-ray Thermaltake Frio 
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i painted mine recently without sanding anything down...although it does work, it takes much much longer to dry, then two more coats to look nice...i gave up after the first coat, so it looks okay...

I recommend sanding, then using an anti rust sort of spray paint...worked well for my friend
    
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128 GB SSD, 500GB, 1TB Lite On Windows 7 64 bit Samsung 22" 1680 x 1050 
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Logitech G110 Pc Power and Cooling 750W HAF 932 Saitek R.A.T. 7 
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