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Modding Painting Aluminium

Discussion in 'Modding' started by dipzy, 20 Jan 2015.

  1. dipzy

    dipzy Minimodder

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    Hi guys,

    not sure if this is the right section to post or if I've already posted this before.

    I want to paint the aluminium light bar that you get on corsair Dominator Platinum white.

    I've never done this sort of thing before. Is there a place in the UK or a member on here that does this?

    Thanks,
    Dipak
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Use some car body primer spray (matt grey) as a base coat and then a nice white car body paint spray as a top coat.
     
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  3. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Excuse the intrusion dipzy...
    I've been meaning to ask for ages, does it need to be proper aluminium etch primer?
     
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  4. Big_malc

    Big_malc Minimodder

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    scratch it > clean it > etch prime it > Prime it > colour it > protect if need
     
  5. dipzy

    dipzy Minimodder

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    Thanks guys, i will try on test pieces very soon :)
     
  6. Impatience

    Impatience Minimodder

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    Quick question on this topic.. Is it possible to get two in one primer/spray? I have ordered some spray that says it primes itself, but not too sure as it was on the cheaper side of the price range.. Do you lot think I should I prime it anyways just in case?
     
  7. IamJudd

    IamJudd Modder

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    It is... I bought separates though as it allowed more colour choice after the primer. Then again, I did purchase from a smaller B&Q...
     

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