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What do you guys think of painting a pc case in chrome/nickel colour? I am refering only to external painting-->front panel, top panel, side panels which are made of plastic and steel. How will the chrome look on those? Will this colour look different in those 2 types of material?(had this problem with another type of gloosy paint..) Do i need to do any special preperation of steps before that, other than sand,prime,paint,clear-coat? I also heard that if you clear-coat the chrome it becomes like silver, which i dont want. I want that mirror look on my case. Is it worth it? What do you think?
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dont think you can chrome plastic the same way as metal, regardless with such a bright finish that seems like something you need to have done professionally. If you dunno where to start then you are unfortunately not a professional
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If you are talking about that chrome spray paint then it is probably not going to turn out well.
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post #4 of 9
Chrome isn't something you paint on, or at least if you want it to look like real chrome. For plastic pieces they usually have to be coated with a thin layer of metal for the chrome plating to adherer to. If you do it right I think it would look pretty sick.
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Only way you can get a good chrome/nickel covering is by anodizing metal. Paint will never ever look the same. Ever.
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If you are talking about that chrome spray paint then it is probably not going to turn out well.
yeap im talking about spray paint...
well..my uncle is a vehicle refinisher..maybe i can ask him some advice..on how to do it..but from what i understand it's gonna be a real PAIN in the ass...!! darn it..
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also if not chrome what do you think about gold spray paint? will it look nice? combined with blue led fans and cathodes..?
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I was once and Industrial Design student and I remember someone using the duplicolor chrome paint to finish a certain piece on a mockup. The problem is it takes a very long time to dry and often ends up with waivers and imperfections due to inconsistent flow from the spray can.
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Try some adhesive vinyl sheets. You wont have to worry about painting. They have numerous different types. I have been looking at some vinyl for one of the kids builds.
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