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Modding Painting!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by conzy, 24 Jul 2008.

  1. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    How do I get the best possible finish from a spray can? I have primer and black spray, I will be painting aluminium and some stainless steel

    Any tips or recommended guides?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Take your time, many thin layers, sand between layers, wet sand, clear coat at the end. If you use the search you can get a real guide.
     
  3. Tec_

    Tec_ What's a Dremel?

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    there will be a lot of sanding involved in it. bill at mnpctech.com has some good video tuts on it.
     
  4. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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  5. Tec_

    Tec_ What's a Dremel?

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    like i said, bill owen at MNpcTech
     
  6. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    Bill's has already been mentioned - and it's probably the best one out there, so you can ignore my link to it :D
    But here're a few other PC case painting guides/articles I keep saved in a text doc for personall reference, and to copy/paste in reply to anybody looking for advice:

    Bill Owen (MNPCTech)'s guide on how to 'Spray paint your PC case and give it a mirror finish'
    Shatterstar's Painting Guide
    BoxGod's Case Painting 'How to' [101]
    Spooky's Computer Painting Guide
    How to paint your computer case (Part 1)
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    How to paint your computer case (Part 2)

    Big Dave's 'How to: Paint'
    How to Modify Your Computer: Painting, Cutting, and Lighting
     
  7. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    Thanks guys :)
     
  8. Tec_

    Tec_ What's a Dremel?

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    Don’t forget to hit us up with pic's of the final product
     
  9. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    I have considered not painting it and trying to achieve a brushed look by sanding it, I'll see how things go

    Heres the project log btw
     
  10. Lunn1

    Lunn1 What's a Dremel?

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    you can get premium auto paint online, it might cost a little extra but would be better then Krylon or some other knockoff brand of paint. And you also get a better choice of color and better clear coating supplies, i recommend auto paint for anything your painting. Another great thing about auto paint is that it has better potential not to rust...but i guess thats not a big deal with computers
     
  11. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    I briefly looked through the guides listed above, and didn't see it mentioned... but I've had outstanding luck using a low temperature baking method. I basically bake the paint in a (dedicated) oven between coats. 210 degrees for 20 minutes, then 180 for 2 hours. The finish always ends up nice and smooth, with great durability. As an added bonus, there is no curing time. Parts are ready to be handled as soon as they cool.
     
  12. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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