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Old 30th July, 2002, 07:31 AM
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Case Painting

OK. I'm sure this question has been asked many times but what is the best brand of paint to use when painting your case. And where should the case be placed to dry ?
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Old 30th July, 2002, 06:07 PM
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Welcome to the AOA Forums, ::Coopsta:: !

I'm far from an expert. I read that automotive paint is probably the best. This means: Sanding, primer. Sanding, more primer. Sanding, then the paint. Sanding then more paint. Top coat. Easy Bake oven. As few of us have paint shops at our disposal, not to mention an airless sprayer, I'm sure that compromises work well and look good!
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I trialed painted my case with black spray. Finish : i think this case will go to ... (no comment). I say one : i'm not good artist :P ,when you want broken your case give me to paint
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Old 7th August, 2002, 05:15 PM
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Re: Case Painting

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OK. I'm sure this question has been asked many times but what is the best brand of paint to use when painting your case. And where should the case be placed to dry ?
From my experience of painting motorcycle parts.......

Use a good automotive paint. Prime with the best you can buy. Sand and wet sand if your looking for a high gloss. Other finishes can be obtained from the different paint available.


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Auto paint is the way to go(I'm a Dupont man myself), but not everyone has the time and tools to go that route. Krylon is my prefered brand of rattle can paint, and Painter's Touch is the runner-up. I've found that more often than not what makes a can of paint better than others is the nozzel rather than the actual paint. I use a lot of cheap engine enamal(Tasco) at work, but use the nozzel off a good can of paint when I spray it on.
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Man i love Dupont!!!! Thats how all my cases are done! Ive gotten damn good with an airless sprayer, and just painted my first car :-D- go slow- wet sand, and remember it will always come off :-D
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I used a standard rattle can (a.k.a automotive paint), this was my procedure.

Wash the item to be painted with soapy water making sure there are no patches of grease dirt etc left. Then dry thoroughly, use a hair dryer if you have one.

Place item on a piece of scrap wood, do not place on paper, I made this mistake and wound up with paper stuck to my pc.

I didnt bother priming mine, but I would reccommend it if you have the time (although I still got fairly good results without primer).

Spray a very thin mist on and then leave that to dry, read a book or the forums or something to stop you watching the clock.

Once that bit has dryed give it another light spray. Keep repeating the last two steps until the desired look is achieved. I did this and now I have a beautiful black cd drive and floppy drive that still look good a month on.
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