Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › case painting..quick question
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

case painting..quick question

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
i have got my HAF 932 tore apart. bout some self etching primer.

Question being should it be necessary to sand the case before priming or would the primer be sufficient?

Aaron
Twisted
(17 items)
 
Twisted HAF
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5200+ Asus M2N-SLI MSI HD2600 XT 512MB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 500 GB Asus  Cooler MAster Gemin II Windows Vista Business 32-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 50" Plasma Remote Mouse App for iPhone & Android Coolmax 700 Watt  Cooler Master 360 
Mouse
Remote Mouse App for iPhone & Android 
  hide details  
Reply
Twisted
(17 items)
 
Twisted HAF
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5200+ Asus M2N-SLI MSI HD2600 XT 512MB Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 500 GB Asus  Cooler MAster Gemin II Windows Vista Business 32-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 50" Plasma Remote Mouse App for iPhone & Android Coolmax 700 Watt  Cooler Master 360 
Mouse
Remote Mouse App for iPhone & Android 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
I could be mistaken here but as long as the surface is clean and free of any dirt or dust just laying a coat of primer prior to painting should be sufficient.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 5930k MSI X99A SLI Krait Edition MSI TF III 7950 MSI TF III 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Rip Jaws 16GB @2400MHz Samsung 850 Evo SSD Seagate 250GB Hitachi 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
El-generico Cooler Master Hyper 212X 7 ultimate 64bit Tripe Viewsonic 22", 5760x1080 eyefinity secks. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 HX750i Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G402 
Mouse Pad
ಠ_ಠSolid oak deskಠ_ಠ 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 5930k MSI X99A SLI Krait Edition MSI TF III 7950 MSI TF III 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Rip Jaws 16GB @2400MHz Samsung 850 Evo SSD Seagate 250GB Hitachi 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
El-generico Cooler Master Hyper 212X 7 ultimate 64bit Tripe Viewsonic 22", 5760x1080 eyefinity secks. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 HX750i Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G402 
Mouse Pad
ಠ_ಠSolid oak deskಠ_ಠ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
no need to sand the surface, just make sure its clean (by clean i mean wipe it with the stuff you use to clean oil from your cars engine)
HexaCandy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon W3680 (ES) Asus P6T Deluxe GigaByte GTX 670 Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Intel SSD 330 180GB WD Green 3TB x2 EKWB Supreme HF + 240 rad HP ZR2740w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6Gv2 cheapo 750w (needs replacing) CM 690 II Advanced Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar Essence STX Speakers: RP 5 
  hide details  
Reply
HexaCandy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon W3680 (ES) Asus P6T Deluxe GigaByte GTX 670 Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
Intel SSD 330 180GB WD Green 3TB x2 EKWB Supreme HF + 240 rad HP ZR2740w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 6Gv2 cheapo 750w (needs replacing) CM 690 II Advanced Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar Essence STX Speakers: RP 5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by twisted5446 View Post
i have got my HAF 932 tore apart. bout some self etching primer.

Question being should it be necessary to sand the case before priming or would the primer be sufficient?

Aaron
like already stated hit it with a heavy duty degreaser. something like grease be gone. can be found at your local auto parts store or wal-mart or whatever. clean it thoroughly. dry it thoroughly.

as a side note. make sure you do a couple very light coats of primer. a couple light coats of color. if your using a shiny or metalic color i would wet sand after paint but before clear. if not then hit it with a couple coats of clear next and wet sand when your done. the wet sanding will bring out the color and help eliminate any small drops or drips.
post #5 of 7
Hit it with a surface cleaner made for paint prep from some kind of paint store. I live on the corner of 40th and Nowhere and have a craft store I can go to if the car shop is closed. After you clean it thoughroughly take a scotch brite pad to all the paint. You do not have to sand it off, just scuff it well so the primer can have something to bond to. Clean all surfaces again and dry with a tack cloth. Apply your primer in light coats. Some paint brands I will shoot three or four coats of primer before I shoot any base coats. Rember the first rule of good paint is clean pieces parts. Also, have a bowl of warm, soapy water to douche your scotch brite pad in while scuffing the paint.
Starter
(24 items)
 
Second String
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4820k Asus RIV BE eVGA GTX 980ti Classy  G Skillz Trident X 4X8GB 2400 C10 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro boot drive Western Digital Black 4TB game and data drive Crucial MX100 CT512MX100SSD1 game drive Samsung 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15S 8 Sunon PMD1212PTB1 120mm 150CFM fans Lamptron FC2 Win 7 Pro SP 1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Qnix QX2710LED Dell U2412M MS 4000 eVGA SuperNova G2 1300 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Series- white Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 2 X KRK RP5G3 Rokit 5's 
AudioAudio
Focusrite Scarlet 6i6 DAC Focusrite Scarlet 6i6 DAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 eVGA X79 SLI 2 X EVGA GTX 780 Classy's SLi'd G. Skillz Trident X (4 x 4gb) 2400  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M6Pro  Samsung F3 1TB Lite On Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Pro SP1 Samsung TD260 PS2 microsoft ergonimic Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Arc XL Logitech G402 Steelseries 4HD Asus Xonar DX 
Audio
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
Starter
(24 items)
 
Second String
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4820k Asus RIV BE eVGA GTX 980ti Classy  G Skillz Trident X 4X8GB 2400 C10 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro boot drive Western Digital Black 4TB game and data drive Crucial MX100 CT512MX100SSD1 game drive Samsung 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15S 8 Sunon PMD1212PTB1 120mm 150CFM fans Lamptron FC2 Win 7 Pro SP 1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Qnix QX2710LED Dell U2412M MS 4000 eVGA SuperNova G2 1300 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Series- white Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 2 X KRK RP5G3 Rokit 5's 
AudioAudio
Focusrite Scarlet 6i6 DAC Focusrite Scarlet 6i6 DAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 eVGA X79 SLI 2 X EVGA GTX 780 Classy's SLi'd G. Skillz Trident X (4 x 4gb) 2400  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M6Pro  Samsung F3 1TB Lite On Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Pro SP1 Samsung TD260 PS2 microsoft ergonimic Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Arc XL Logitech G402 Steelseries 4HD Asus Xonar DX 
Audio
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldozer72 View Post
Hit it with a surface cleaner made for paint prep from some kind of paint store. I live on the corner of 40th and Nowhere and have a craft store I can go to if the car shop is closed. After you clean it thoughroughly take a scotch brite pad to all the paint. You do not have to sand it off, just scuff it well so the primer can have something to bond to. Clean all surfaces again and dry with a tack cloth. Apply your primer in light coats. Some paint brands I will shoot three or four coats of primer before I shoot any base coats. Rember the first rule of good paint is clean pieces parts. Also, have a bowl of warm, soapy water to douche your scotch brite pad in while scuffing the paint.
Pretty much what bulldozer said...paint does not stick well to a 'shiny' metal surface...rough it up a bit.

Here's my paint experience:
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...ted-932-a.html
 
Port-o-purdy
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 Deluxe EVGA 780ti 8GB Muskin 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 Asus DVD Burner XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP ZR2740w 27" 1440p Razer BlackWidow Seasonic x560 Gold Xigi Asgard 
MouseAudio
Cyborg RAT 7 Sennheiser HD590 Headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 MS-16F2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M Nanya Technology  
RAMRAMHard DriveOS
Nanya Technology  Nanya Technology  1 TB (2x 500GB) Windows 7 x64 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
15.6" 1080p Battery MSI GT683r Dynaudio 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Port-o-purdy
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 Deluxe EVGA 780ti 8GB Muskin 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 Asus DVD Burner XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP ZR2740w 27" 1440p Razer BlackWidow Seasonic x560 Gold Xigi Asgard 
MouseAudio
Cyborg RAT 7 Sennheiser HD590 Headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 MS-16F2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M Nanya Technology  
RAMRAMHard DriveOS
Nanya Technology  Nanya Technology  1 TB (2x 500GB) Windows 7 x64 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
15.6" 1080p Battery MSI GT683r Dynaudio 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldozer72 View Post
Hit it with a surface cleaner made for paint prep from some kind of paint store. I live on the corner of 40th and Nowhere and have a craft store I can go to if the car shop is closed. After you clean it thoughroughly take a scotch brite pad to all the paint. You do not have to sand it off, just scuff it well so the primer can have something to bond to. Clean all surfaces again and dry with a tack cloth. Apply your primer in light coats. Some paint brands I will shoot three or four coats of primer before I shoot any base coats. Rember the first rule of good paint is clean pieces parts. Also, have a bowl of warm, soapy water to douche your scotch brite pad in while scuffing the paint.
This^
Look at the "how to paint" in my sig.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 CPU 860 @ 3.80GHz GIGABYTE P55A-UD7 2x-ASUS ENGTX470 SLI G Skill 4gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 60gig /Raptor 150 Asus DVD Lightscribe Win7 64 bit Pro Asus VW246 24", (2) Dell 20's 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G-15 Cosair 850 watt Custom HAF-932 EXT G-9 
Mouse Pad
Razor eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 CPU 860 @ 3.80GHz GIGABYTE P55A-UD7 2x-ASUS ENGTX470 SLI G Skill 4gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 60gig /Raptor 150 Asus DVD Lightscribe Win7 64 bit Pro Asus VW246 24", (2) Dell 20's 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G-15 Cosair 850 watt Custom HAF-932 EXT G-9 
Mouse Pad
Razor eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mods
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › case painting..quick question