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 Post subject: Best way to paint a case
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:25 am 
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Looking for the sexiest possible paint job.. Spray paint? What about for metal, what about for plastic, plexi (if thats even possible)? What about painting the inside, is that safe? Also... the reason I would like to know about plexi painting is because I have a full plexi case, completely see-through and I would like to paint some cool designs on the side.. maybe using cut out paper to trace the design for me (which makes me think spray paint would be the easiest). Looking for some answers from people with experience modding with these surfaces. Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:16 am 
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Spray painting is fine and can look really good. You have to prep the case properly.

You should be able to paint plexi just fine. It is plastic after all.

The best tip I can give you for spray paint is very light coats, dusting the paint on almost.

http://case-mods.linear1.org/case-mod-1 ... se-part-1/


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CrashTECH wrote:
You have to prep the case properly.


How do you prep a case for this? Do you need some sort of primer?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:27 am 
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Defiant wrote:
CrashTECH wrote:
You have to prep the case properly.


How do you prep a case for this? Do you need some sort of primer?


Read the fricin link dude :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:43 am 
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killerxx7 wrote:
Defiant wrote:
CrashTECH wrote:
You have to prep the case properly.


How do you prep a case for this? Do you need some sort of primer?


Read the fricin link dude :wink:


Whoops, thought his link was only about the painting stage, not prepping, I really should have clicked it anyways :P


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:05 am 
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The best way to paint a case? Paintball gun. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:33 am 
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avanish11 wrote:
The best way to paint a case? Paintball gun. :D


or using one of these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa3OGgBkRiQ


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:51 pm 
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Sexiest is NOT rattle can. Rattle can can look good, but if "Sexiest" is a word you want...it's far above that.

We've been around since 2004. There's plenty to search in.

You have a lot of questions, in one post, and can be summed up: Perfection costs no less than: skill + tools + $300. I mean, you used "sexiest", so hows your sanding/buffing arm?

And you'll never get more than ghetto paintjobs with cut out trace paper or stencil. You'll talk mastic, and someone with confidence will be cutting it out and spraying it. It's just not something you wake up and mimic.

I'm being blunt, not rude. If you've never painted, you better start today on sheetmetal and scrap. Practice, learn it. You can do a "good" job with spray cans (rattlecan) and be fine. And again, we have about 6 years of knowledge in the back logs...and one in particular stating "what's involved" that I guess should be re-visited with an up to date touch.

Painting isn't something you just wake up and do...That's why $200 cases are sold for $1,300.


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