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Old 1st May 2007, 23:37   #1
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Painting a case help

Hi all, my antec p180B is a bit scratched up, and i want to fix it. i was thinking about how to paint the side panels so that it looks like the origonal brushed alu style

Also, i need to paint the top, its also scratched. its plastic, is it possible to paint it a matte black? If so, how?

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Old 3rd May 2007, 18:20   #2
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I can't remember if any of these guides cover painting a plastic case specifically (I doubt it, frankly?), but they should give you a few ideas at least

Spray paint your PC case and give it a mirror finish
Shatterstar's Painting Guide
Case Painting 101
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Spooky's Computer Painting Guide
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Old 3rd May 2007, 20:39   #3
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There was a tutorial over on coolercases.co.uk in the forums where the guy painted his mouse, that is made of plastic.
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You just need a primer that will adhere to plastic then pain on top of that. also sand the surface with 240grit to make a better surface.
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On the side pannels, anyway, getting the black-anodized-brushed-aluminum look back will be rather tough with paint. If the scratches themselves aren't too bad, a black sharpie will get rid of the silver color and leave the grain visible.
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the scratches arent bad only a few, but i want to make them invisible. With a shrapie they are still faintly visible.

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Krylon's Fusion Paints are made for painting plastic. You need to prep the plastic surface by cleaning it first with a degreaser spray like "Simple Green" or "409"

If you wish to use an automotive touch-up spray instead, you must use Flexible Primer for your base coat first on plastics.

(btw: "Self Etching" Primers are for Metal Surfaces)
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