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Modding Painting inside of case?

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  1. invalid

    invalid New Member

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    Hey all. I am painting the inside of my chasis flat black and it occured to me I was not sure how to prepare the inside. I have seen many things for the outside.

    Should I just do a quick sand and then spray it black?

    Thanks for any info.

    The case chasis is aluminum.
     
  2. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    primer!!! always the primer!!! (use a black coloured primer, sinee that's the colour of the top coat, designed for metal)
     
  3. HellRazor

    HellRazor New Member

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    Yes yes, always always use a primer.

    If you don't give a hoot how it looks, spray on some primer, quick sand, wipe down with a damn cloth, let completley dry, and hit it the the flat black a few times.
     
  4. invalid

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the info.
     
  5. tm36usa

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    Or have it powerder coated. Around $20 does the entire chassis and Its durrable. The paint will scratch and flake easily.
     
  6. grumblemarc

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    You leave the interior of that case alone! :D :D :D
     
  7. NOMIS

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    I've nearly finished painting my chassis(ran out of paint!) and all I did was just clean it first with a toothbrush and a small towel(it has been sitting gathering dust for ageeeessss) and then just sprayed it Satin Black. From what I can see at the moment, it's fine! Just as long as you're careful not to scratch it or anything it should be fine, I also know someone who did his like I did and it is great _b.

    Just my 2 cents, I personally don't think it needs any prep work. At the end of the day, it's only the chassis, and how much of it do you to see?
     
  8. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    from what you can see, it's fine, yes. but what 3 months will say...

    ;)
     
  9. mandy_modded

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    there is a special primer called "etch primer" for bare metal surfaces, the idea being it etches the metal to provide a good key for the normal primer to bond to each subsequent layer then bonds to the previous.

    I used to do resprays on scientific test equipment covers, and always got told to use etch primer, as the techo's tend to bash the equipment about and without the etch stage the paint will flake off easier/faster
     
  10. invalid

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    Where can I go to get it powder coated? Any paint shop like a maaco?
     
  11. invalid

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    lol This is for a brand new mod. Not the case you are thinking of. :)
     
  12. tm36usa

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    Check you local yellow pages (phone book) for places to do it. I found the company to do mine in an Classic Car for sale catolog. Or if you fancy sending it away, a quick google search will find you many links.
     
  13. NOMIS

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    NOMIS> Does it scratch easy now?

    I have looked around and locally I cannot find anything for powder coating so I am going to have to just paint it myself.
     
  15. NOMIS

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    Yeah it does but you just be careful with it :) It's not like I will touch it or anything :p
     
  16. liuh

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    any experience with krylon x-metals? i'm thinking about that for the inside of my case... but i dont know how well it works.
     

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