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So I'm going to be painting the interior of the Cooler Master ATCS 840 black, but I'm not sure how to go about it. First off, what type of paint should I buy? I want to do it myself. I don't want shiny, something flat black.

Second, how much of the case do I need to take apart, I really don't want to pop rivets that I don't have to. Someone tell me what I need to do.

Thanks for any help/suggestions, let me know if more info is needed. +rep as always.
 

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Duplicolor Automotive paint use etching primer on metal.
Use standard duplicor primer for plastic

paint guides

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...ing-guide.html

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...ng-mirror.html

Rivet removal guide and replacing
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...replacing.html

you dont need to pop rivet just tape of the area you dont want to get paint on.
I pop the rivets in my fiance case really was to do here is a vid (Click on fiance build in sig to see what else I did)
you will need 1/8 rivet and a rivet gun

 

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Given that its an aluminum case, have you considered powdercoating? Rivets are easy to remove and replace. The interior parts to not need to be stripped. Any local shop that does powdercoating could do it for you quite cheap (and it would be a vast improvement over painting).
 

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Given that its an aluminum case, have you considered powdercoating? Rivets are easy to remove and replace. The interior parts to not need to be stripped. Any local shop that does powdercoating could do it for you quite cheap (and it would be a vast improvement over painting).

Well, I live way out in the country I would have to ship it somewhere, whereas I could paint at home (don't want to go to the expense of the gun/powder and finding an oven). How big of an improvement do you really think there would be? If the paint job is done right I don't see it being to shabby in comparison, but I'm a noob at this.
 
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