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Old 18th February, 2002, 12:44 PM
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Question Painting case & drives???

hello all of you
new in this forum and in this sport
a wanna paint my case (later i'll cut parts of it etc etc...)
to something like black

the case is a simple midi (here in greece you can't find "good" stuff) the back of it is metal and the front is plastic

how shall i paint the plastic so as not to seem "ugly" but have a metalic view like the back?

and how shall a paint the drives??
i have one IO-Zip, 2 cd-roms, live platinum tray (with infrared) and a floppy.

how can i paint them without ruining them?

thanx in advance
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Old 19th February, 2002, 12:48 AM
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Hello and welcome to the "BBS," mandos! Until a more knowledgeable case modder chimes in... I believe that dyes are used to "paint" the plastic of the front bezel--as well as the Floppy drive and cd-rom's front bezels. While black is certainly stylish, some thought must be given to where a PC is located. AFAIK, Greece gets seriously hot in the summer. If there's a chance that sunlight will touch the case, black isn't the best choice.
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Old 19th February, 2002, 04:27 AM
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I might want to listen to the responses as well. Getting interested in adding color to my Antec SX1240.
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Old 20th February, 2002, 05:47 PM
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hehehe

Mt favorite topic.... I just finished painting 5 cases, 2 wit spray paint, probably what you would be using, and 2 with Automotive paint and a Spray Gun, and one with a metalic flake paint. I will be posting a review on spodesabode.com soon, hopefully :-D.
Drives, the case, anything can be painted (including your hand,) it is just taking the time to disassemble, wet sand, tape off, prime, 600 wet sand,prime 600wet sand, paint, 1000 sand again, paint, 1000 wet sand again, paint, 1200sand, clear coat, 1500 wet sand, clear coat, 1500 wet sand, and then use a Rubbing compound (for a 2000grit equivilent mirror finish ), and a finish coat of 2 or more coats of Wax, prefurebly Carnuba wax :-D. Hope this helps!
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Old 20th February, 2002, 09:32 PM
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thnx to all of you
just painted it (gold and black) with a simple spary
hope everything gets ok
by the time i'll assemble it and get a photo of it i will post it here
just the drives are my problem (still white-gray)
the plastic (front) was painted as the back and till now its ok
if the colour starts to "wear off" i'll tell you not to use the sprays i used for

now i want to put a fan to it
i'm thinking for one of an Africa Twin 750cc motorbike
i can find it in a low cost and it seems a good solution
i mean, if it capable of cooling the oil of an africa, why not to cool my case?

how about the drives though? do i have to dissamble them?
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Old 3rd March, 2002, 07:55 PM
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hi everyone..........first post on these fine lookin forums

for help sprayin ur drives lookhere

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