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Guide Is there a guide for spraying a case?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Chatsicle, 20 Feb 2012.

  1. Chatsicle

    Chatsicle New Member

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    Am just starting out with some fairly simple mods to my Antec P180 case which has seen better days, with scratches the length of a football field! me thinks a move it about far too much.

    Anyways I am wanting to sand it down and respray it, could anyone recommend some good tutorials on this? using spray cans at the moment, but was thinking of a small compressor. Can grab one for around £150 but not sure if it will have the muscle.

    I am also really keen on re-routing the cables so looking through the window doesn't look like a bowl a spaghetti. Any thoughts on this would be nice as well.

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    This is how it at present:jawdrop:

    Things am wanting to do would be:

    *re-spray
    *window
    *Add some wheels
    *Fan controller

    Any tips or anything would be HUGELY appreciated.

    Cheers...
     
  2. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil New Member

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    Youtube > "spray painting a pc case" =:)

    Youtube > "cable tidying a pc case" = :)

    Youtube > "window in a pc case"

    Youtube > "fan controller for a pc case" = :)

    Adding wheels to a PC case

    Look out for MNPC's guides in particular + modding supplies, though the list of places to buy from is a mile long- google is your friend :search: :D :thumb:
     
  3. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    A good dust is also in order.
     
  4. jeckulz

    jeckulz New Member

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    And a good dust FILTER to keep it that way ;)
     
  5. Chatsicle

    Chatsicle New Member

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    What would you use for dusting properly? justing blowing the components till I pass out isn't really the best way in my opinion.;)
     
  6. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    vac it with the brush attachment on. providing the bristles are reasonably soft. then your actually disposing of it, rather than blowing it into your room to get sucked back in.
     
  7. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil New Member

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    FAIL.

    Do not use a vacuum cleaner inside a PC- they generate vasts amount of static electricity which can damage the sensitive components; if you want to use a vacuum cleaner then you need a proper one designed for cleaning electrical equipment- google 'metro datavac'.

    A can of compressed air and a small soft paintbrush will work wonders if you can't justify a datavac.
     
  8. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    :jawdrop:****! didn't know that!:duh: doesn't seem to be a problem with dysons though cause i've done it loads of times and never had a problem. in fact i've never got any static shocks off it ever. this is probably just nervous nelly bs, but probably best to err on the side of caution.
     
  9. SuicideNeil

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    True, lots if not most people never have issues but it'll be sod's law that someone gets unlucky...
     
  10. kinghong1970

    kinghong1970 Just a Clumsy Ape

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    hmm... i recall reading somewhere about canned air spewing propellant...

    well, from working with wood, not metal... but basic principles are the same.

    good sanding
    good wipe down (i actually use DNA + lint free rag)
    primer
    sand 320 grit
    wipe down
    (make sure your place is dust free by running filter in an enclosed area for a while)
    start to build up coat + wetsand when cured...

    making sure the coats are FULLY CURED...
    build up additional coat as per your liking...

    final sand 400+ grit (i actually use 4000 grit on a RO sander)
    final wipe down
    final coat

    if you build enough coats, you can actually sand it down for a fine finish... but easier on flat wood... not so on pc cases.

    do not use your home depot/lowes tack cloth...

    if it feels waxy, it'll leave a wax residue!!!

    clean and untreated cheesecloth if any...
    or some cheap microfiber car wash cloth...
     
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