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I want to paint the inside of my case, the HDD bays, and where the PSU is, and hopefully the entire base, do i need to take my case entirely apart? Also, its just the regular haf 932, so do i need to remove the paint? doesnt look like there is any its just grey. What primer/paint would i use? I really dont want to take all the rivets off, i have no clue about them.
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Maybe someone can better assist you, but yes you need to dismantle the case completely. It will require you to remove the rivets. And some may want you to sand down the case before priming/painting.
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If you want a perfectly painted case you will need to do as N3kko said. Other wise you will have to remove all the cages and panels and tape everything but the painted surface so you don't get uneven layers are you pain the case. But it works if you don't want to undo all of the rivets.
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Although it will definitely give you a cleaner look, it is not NEEDED to COMPLETELY dismantly the case (IE drill out the rivets). I didn't and mine turned out great. It might not be of professional quality, but I am very happy with the results. As for sanding, yes. That grey area should be sanded at least a little. There are some great case painting tutorials on here, if you look. That grey isn't actually the metal, but more paint. You could just prime over it, but you run the risk of all of the paint being too thick. But my biggest piece of advice, WASH YOUR CASE. Wipe it down with alcohol before you paint it. It will get rid of any dust or paint that you sanded away. The last thing you want is that stuff to mess up your paint job. And above all else, be patient, and have fun!!

And if you want to see how my case came out without popping the rivets and such, the link in my signature will bring you some good pics.
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I'm about to do the same thing to my 932 in a couple weeks and am going to follow this guide: http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...ing-guide.html

Very detailed and I'm confident following this will make it turn out quite nice
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