Originally Posted by jsocontrer01
Awesome paint job...can you elaborate more on your painting process? I am interested in painting my case and would like to some tips.
Hello jsocontrer01! Welcome on OCN and Thanks for your comment!
The paint is actually a powder paint.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. From wiki
The process on my prodigy is rather simple
First, Parts has been thoroughly cleaned. This is done utilizing liquid degreasers & cleaning solutions. Once everything has been Sand Blasted, Parts will then be Steam cleaned and Phosphated.
After that it is the conventional process and the oven, etc.
If you chose to go this route, which i suggest as the result is amazing, you should be aware of couple things. Powdercoating is thicker than liquid paint so you might have trouble reassembling your case,. You need to ''plug'' the hole, What hole? Every hole you dont want to be filled by powder. Also you cant powdercoat plastic due to the heating process. Anyway i think i covered the base but if you have any question, feel free to let me know and i will try to answer with the best of my knowledge!