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Painting my fans

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Thanks to Nordar, I have inspiration to paint all of my GentleTyphoons just like his.

I picked up a buncha cans of Krylon Fusion paint today in black (for the fan casing) and white (for the fan itself).

I tested on one fan to start. The casing came out BEAUTIFUL after only two coats. I guess that's the advantage of painting black on black.

The fan on the other hand was a disaster. The first three coats were horrendous. Quite honestly after the first coat you couldn't even really tell it was painted on. It dripped from the top of the blade to the bottom and after completion, you could visibly see AND feel the drips. The edge of each blade was always revealing gray and after 5 coats, it just kinda chipped off.

I didn't do much prepping for the fans. All I did was wash the fans but I made 100% sure they were dry after about 3 hours. That's it.

I might take some of our 230 grit sandpaper and lightly and barely rub JUST to get some type of texture to the fan. I do NOT want to sacrifice the sound/performance of the fan by any means but I've already taken 14 fans apart and painted the casings so I might as well try something.

Can anyone help here? I'm sad
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use a scotch bright pad to ruff them up. don't try to paint them in one coat either. just mist your 1st and 2nd coat on...this will give your paint something to cling to. just slow down and take your time.
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