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My first case paint ever - Antec 900 [Side panel to start off with]

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As the the title suggested i am doing my first ever case painting on my Antec 900 (I don't mind friendly critisim).

Since i've never done this before i thought i'd start off doing one side panel to get a idea of what i'm doing that way if it turns out crap i just need to get a new side panel. My original idea was to go with a red stripe following the design of the side windows and fan grill area but it wasn't going to turn out right so y new idea is to go all out and have the side panel fully red then if it turns out right the other side panel will be red and the rest of the case will get painted red although it will be small bits so that i can keep most of the black of the case.

I've no pics at the moment till i charge my camera battery but so far i've sanded the side panel and applied 2 coats of white primer which has gone okay with one area looking a bit rough although it is better than what it looked liked after the first spray of primer went down.

Tomorrow i should have pics before i start on the red paint at some point later in the day unless my ECO A.L.C arrives in which i'll be installing that before i start any more painting.
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So here is the first lot of pictures after i had primed my side panel ready for painting.

Overall view


One bit that didn't turn out right.


The worst part that turned out really bad after the first spray but it looks a lot better now after re-sanding and going over it again although not sure if it shows up in the picture very well just how bad it looks?


I know i could spend much more time and sort out the little problems i have but to be honest i'm quite happy how it mostly turned out and as long as i like it then it's all good.
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looks good nice finish. should be good to paint on
     
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The primer i used is this stuff : Primer Link

I'm using the following to paint the side red although i picked up a small can before i knew i was going to do the full side in red so not sure if it will be enough and if it is i might only get one coat down which then might be ok but i might need to do 2 coats. Paint i'm using
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So here is the almost finished side panel. I will have to go over it once more but it won't look much different.

The whole side in red.


The roughest looking area.


The windows which i forgot was easily removable so covered in primer but it person and on the side panel it looks like it's been frosted over.


For my first attempt it has turned out ok although it could be much much better had i been more careful when applying primer and paint as well as creating a bigger list of things to do and not to do so i wouldn't forgot anything and mess up. I will probably buy a spare side panel in order to get the window and grill from it but to also have a spare one that is the stock black should i want/need it.
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