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Tips for Painting the Inside of a case

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syrian_gamer

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Jan 2, 2006
Hello all, for a summer project i would like to paint my case. well i would like to paint the inside of my case. since its grey on the inside and black on the outside i want to paint it all black. i was wondering do any of you have any tips? perhaps some combinations of paints and waxes that u use, or what do you use to get that special finish :confused:

let me know :D
 

Tweaked!

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First thing I can think of is to make sure you remove your motherboard and all the rest of your electronic components before you paint it ;)

Sry, had to say it... :D
 
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syrian_gamer

syrian_gamer

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First thing I can think of is to make sure you remove your motherboard and all the rest of your electronic components before you paint it ;)

Sry, had to say it... :D

LOOOOL np and yeah i told my dad i wanted to paint my pc and he said the same thing:bang head


Pop all the rivets so that you can disassemble the case like so:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g121/thideras/Computer mods/IMG_0884.jpg



Then put the main part (that you can't take apart) on a wire and spray paint it like so:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g121/thideras/Computer mods/IMG_0886.jpg

hey thanks, ihope u didnt take pics just for me. but if u did thanks. although i dont understand how i can take off the rivets and then put them back later on? i might just do it old school, ie put it standing up, and some cans of spray paint. btw i will post up before and after pics to show u guys after im done
 

Automata

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hey thanks, ihope u didnt take pics just for me. but if u did thanks. although i dont understand how i can take off the rivets and then put them back later on? i might just do it old school, ie put it standing up, and some cans of spray paint. btw i will post up before and after pics to show u guys after im done
I had the pictures from when I had the case. It is long gone :(

Basically, you need a drill to "pop the rivets". All you do is drill in center and it destroys it. Then you need to pick up a manual riveter (got mine for $12 which came with rivets!) and some extra rivets. Once you've painted it, reassemble and put the rivets in :)
 

Chemojay

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May 14, 2008
my case actually pops all the way apart. I am working on getting it prepped for paint. I have some airbrushing I am going to do to it also after I get it sprayed.
 

aoch88

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Dec 25, 2007
How hard is it to remove the rivets? What if I accidentally drilled too much? :(
 

burningcpu

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Jan 11, 2008
It's easy to drill out the rivets and you can't remove too much. Just use a bit smaller than the hole that the rivet fills.

To rivet you line up two pieces of metal with a hole in each, put the rivet through the hole, and clamp down on the riveting tool. This pulls the pin up, expanding the rivet section on the inside of the now joined metal. The other side is kept in place by a washer type thing.

Here's a pic of a rivet
http://www.aeroassemblies.com/images/pop/rivets.jpg
Installing a rivet
http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/rivetingbuttoning/riveting.html

Oh, and the long needle thing falls off once the rivet has been clamped.
 

Ninth

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Mar 13, 2008
This may sound idiotic, but make sure the paint you are using can bond effectively with the material of the case. I do warhammer 40k and I have to use a different spray for my metal's and my plastics. Although spraypaint melting the plastic isn't really a concern in your case, it's still good to make sure you're using stuff that will bond well in a nice thin non-flaking coat.