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Why not to spray paint inside........

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woods

Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Location
Fort Worth Texas
I have learned a very important lesom this week. I was working on painting my case and was doing it in my computer room. Well when I was done and booted up, my temps were 10C higher than normal!!! When I took a close look at my mobo I noticed that all of my components were coated in a thin sticky coat of paint. It is going to be a pain to clean up. Just thought I would share and give you someething to chuckl about.
 

Diggrr

Underwater Senior Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2001
Hehehe, even in the winter, I paint outside, then bring it inside to dry/cure. Sounds like you, a bottle of paint thinner, and a pack of swabs are gonna be close personal friends by the end of the week.:eek:



And guys, I think he's talking about having had the components in the same room next to the case when painting, and overspray got 'em. It's amazing how far that paint will travel.
 
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woods

woods

Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Location
Fort Worth Texas
It was the overspray that got me. And yes I am now well aquainted with the paint thiner and cotton swabs. But Iwill be using some thing other than paint thinner now because it is removing the enamel from my board. Any suggestions?
 

RedDeathDrinker

Senior Aircraftsman IRL
Joined
Jul 16, 2001
Location
Scotland - And don't you forget it!
Spray outside........use a mask. It's health risks you should be worried about, not a liitle overspray.......

To find out more about painting your mobo correctly:D, search for Starfoxers post on painting hid mobo with UV paint:)
 

Turando

Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2002
Location
UK
anyone who paints inside needs his head looking at:eek:

or has to much money;)