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Modding How to get an anodized look, without anodizing?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by m0ng0lh0rde, 10 Oct 2009.

  1. m0ng0lh0rde

    m0ng0lh0rde New Member

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    I'm looking at possibly painting my Coolermaster Stacker, and what I'd like to do, is give the side and top an anodized looking finish. But, I'm a cheapskate, and I don't want to actually pay to have it anodized.

    I did paint the grill on the side panel with Dupli-Color Metalcast red, which looks quite good, and has put up with some abuse, without chipping. What I'd like, is to go with a red / black theme. Primarily black, with red accents. Problem is, Dupli-Color doesn't have a black Metalcast, the closest they come is "Smoke," which looks like a medium grey.

    Any suggestions?

    I know I could go with a "normal" black enamel paint, but I like the looks of the Metalcast.

    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Someone call me?

    I just read a log where MNPCTech used SEM self-etching black primer to get a flat black similar to an anodizing he did.
    Getting transparent black to not look gray is difficult. Have you tried multiple coats?
     
  3. BlackWhizz

    BlackWhizz New Member

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    Try heat resistant paint.

    Paint it
    Bake it
    Sand it.
     
  4. m0ng0lh0rde

    m0ng0lh0rde New Member

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    I've not even started painting the side yet, I figured I'd see if I could do what I want, first.

    I also did some checking, the two side panels are aluminum, so if I wanted to spend the $$$ I could likely get them anodized, but the top of the case is likely steel. Used a magnet, it ignored the side panel, but grabbed the top.

    Time to go to the auto parts store, and look around.
     
  5. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    You could try bluing the top steel.
     

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