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 01/12/2006 11:47 AM
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Has anyone done this? Please let me know how to do this. IM guessing it needs to be wet sanded maybe and then primered and then painted.

What grit paper do I need?
I had a suggestion of Auto Paint....Yes?

Thanks.

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 01/12/2006 01:02 PM
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QUOTE(r3sil3 @ Jan 12 2006, 11:47 AM)Has anyone done this? Please let me know how to do this. IM guessing it needs to be wet sanded maybe and then primered and then painted.

What grit paper do I need?
I had a suggestion of Auto Paint....Yes?

Thanks.
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what about spray paint? maybe like a glossy paint?

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You will need a real fine grit sand paper so you don't gouge the inside of the case. Is your case aluminum or steel? You won't have to worry as much about hurting steel. I would try and find like automotive header paint because it has good thermal properties. Really though, any metal paint should work fine. Just make sure you don't use something really thick (like chalkboard paint) because it will make the inside of your case like a sauna.

EDIT: you probably don't need to sand much, just rough up the surface a bit.

EDIT2: I just thought of something, paint the inside metallic black, then paint some flames in there with UV paint and it would look sweet.

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 01/12/2006 01:49 PM
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If your case is aluminum and the metal is bare you will need a zinc chromate type primer then a regular primer over that if you are using automotive paint. Regular primer will not stick to the aluminum and will turn into a nightmare for you, take my word for it. I spent 20 years in the automotive industry doing custom automotive paint.

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 01/12/2006 01:51 PM
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Thanks for the info guys!

It is a steel case, so I should only have to rough it up a bit and then primer it.

I will probably use automotive engine paint and good body primer.....

Thanks!

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 01/12/2006 02:26 PM
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QUOTE(r3sil3 @ Jan 12 2006, 01:51 PM)Thanks for the info guys!

It is a steel case, so I should only have to rough it up a bit and then primer it.

I will probably use automotive engine paint and good body primer.....

Thanks!
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Sounds like a plan. Make sure you paint flames in it /biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /> (you don't have to) and post pics after you finish. The automotive paint will be your best bet.

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It is gonna be black with orange or green UV paint splattered, shoudl make it look better.

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QUOTE(voodooguru @ Jan 12 2006, 01:49 PM)If your case is aluminum and the metal is bare you will need a zinc chromate type primer then a regular primer over that if you are using automotive paint. Regular primer will not stick to the aluminum and will turn into a nightmare for you, take my word for it. I spent 20 years in the automotive industry doing custom automotive paint.
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Thanks for the excellent tip!

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 01/12/2006 08:07 PM
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QUOTE(r3sil3 @ Jan 12 2006, 09:01 PM)It is gonna be black with orange or green UV paint splattered, shoudl make it look better.

The cover on my case can slide all the way, leaving it with nothing but bones. I painted that with orange (as u saw with the bigT pics), not specifically UV paint, but you should see it glow when I turn the cold cathods on. Actually, you will when I upload the pics /tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />

Back to painting, I didn't do anything in particular, just sprayed it


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im gonna take all the "casing" off and do JUST the metal.......then maybe some more after that but i wanna get the frame done n stuff.

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