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October 12, 2013 6:57:12 PM

Really want to paint the interior of my haf 912 flat black (basically the kind everyone is going with ,flat black).
But I was wondering how much would it cost (estimate) in total to buy all the tools/products needed?
I know you need sandpaper, primer, and then the spray paint (what else?).
But I have no idea how much those are and what kind of good products I should use (high quality) .

Let me know, thanks!

I want to go from:
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EDIT: Okay, I think I will just paint the whole outside of my case sky blue, and the mesh white.
How you guys think will that work out?:o 

Does the same steps/technique apply when doing the exterior (steel+plastic?) part of the case as in painting the interior (metal)?
Heres some samples/drafts:




Sorry for the terrible editing LOL.
But yeah I did like 3/4 layers of coloring w/ Sky blue (0, 191.255).
It got lighter and lighter as I did so...will the same apply in real life?
As in, I'd have to coat about 3 times to make it ligther?:o 

And do you think Plasti Dip rubber coating will do the job?

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October 12, 2013 7:05:56 PM

you need a can of metal primer and a can of spray on black paint. maybe two. $20-30 total, I'd guess.
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October 12, 2013 7:10:57 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
you need a can of metal primer and a can of spray on black paint. maybe two. $20-30 total, I'd guess.


Really? Ah I see. Doesnt sound too bad :D 
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October 12, 2013 7:14:33 PM

u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
You should also get some masking/painter's tape so you don't spray the outside case which will most likely have a different finish. If you want to keep costs down then go to an auto store and find a can of flat black. You could also use rustoleum which is actually more durable and provides rust-proofing. You should also get a can of primer. Either product should not cost more than $10 per can. Tape up all the areas that already are painted or remove them if you can. Also remove the fans and the front panel wiring. Here is a thread on the subject:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/325697-28-paint-case

tutorial: http://www.mnpctech.com/case-mod-paint-computer-pc-case...

You can take it off .No worries :D 
And yeah Ive seen Rustoleum a lot. Hm
Thanks for the link !

That should be enough. Thank you both.
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October 13, 2013 6:45:02 AM

USAFRet said:
hyun18 said:
Hmm I have a question, will it be a good idea to use this product (plasti dip) to paint interior of PC cases?
It's plastic based...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkRE1bun6P8

Heres more info on the the official site: http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip


Don't use that. That stuff is very thick. It will gunk up all the screw holes and other tight clearances.


Really, I just did a lot of research lol. And Ive seen people paint their case with it and it seemed like everything went fine.
They said it was thin too.
Hmm...
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October 13, 2013 6:47:39 AM

hyun18 said:
USAFRet said:
hyun18 said:
Hmm I have a question, will it be a good idea to use this product (plasti dip) to paint interior of PC cases?
It's plastic based...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkRE1bun6P8

Heres more info on the the official site: http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip


Don't use that. That stuff is very thick. It will gunk up all the screw holes and other tight clearances.


Really, I just did a lot of research lol. And Ive seen people paint their case with it and it seemed like everything went fine.
They said it was thin too.
Hmm...


Well...the spray may be different than the dip. But the dip is basically a coating of rubber, generally for tools and such.
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October 13, 2013 4:23:05 PM

USAFRet said:
hyun18 said:
USAFRet said:
hyun18 said:
Hmm I have a question, will it be a good idea to use this product (plasti dip) to paint interior of PC cases?
It's plastic based...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkRE1bun6P8

Heres more info on the the official site: http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip


Don't use that. That stuff is very thick. It will gunk up all the screw holes and other tight clearances.


Really, I just did a lot of research lol. And Ive seen people paint their case with it and it seemed like everything went fine.
They said it was thin too.
Hmm...


Well...the spray may be different than the dip. But the dip is basically a coating of rubber, generally for tools and such.


Yeah I know, and it's mostly used to paint cars and stuff.
I've even seen people dip wires into it, it worked pretty well.
But I think I'll just use it on the exterior/plastic part of the case, not the insides.
Or maybe the bay drives too :D 
THanks though
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October 13, 2013 4:25:21 PM

hyun18 said:
USAFRet said:
hyun18 said:
USAFRet said:
hyun18 said:
Hmm I have a question, will it be a good idea to use this product (plasti dip) to paint interior of PC cases?
It's plastic based...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkRE1bun6P8

Heres more info on the the official site: http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip


Don't use that. That stuff is very thick. It will gunk up all the screw holes and other tight clearances.


Really, I just did a lot of research lol. And Ive seen people paint their case with it and it seemed like everything went fine.
They said it was thin too.
Hmm...


Well...the spray may be different than the dip. But the dip is basically a coating of rubber, generally for tools and such.


Yeah I know, and it's mostly used to paint cars and stuff.
I've even seen people dip wires into it, it worked pretty well.
But I think I'll just use it on the exterior/plastic part of the case, not the insides.
Or maybe the bay drives too :D 
THanks though


On the outside? Sure. On the inside...not so much.
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October 13, 2013 6:05:09 PM

USAFRet said:
hyun18 said:
USAFRet said:
hyun18 said:
USAFRet said:
hyun18 said:
Hmm I have a question, will it be a good idea to use this product (plasti dip) to paint interior of PC cases?
It's plastic based...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkRE1bun6P8

Heres more info on the the official site: http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip


Don't use that. That stuff is very thick. It will gunk up all the screw holes and other tight clearances.


Really, I just did a lot of research lol. And Ive seen people paint their case with it and it seemed like everything went fine.
They said it was thin too.
Hmm...


Well...the spray may be different than the dip. But the dip is basically a coating of rubber, generally for tools and such.


Yeah I know, and it's mostly used to paint cars and stuff.
I've even seen people dip wires into it, it worked pretty well.
But I think I'll just use it on the exterior/plastic part of the case, not the insides.
Or maybe the bay drives too :D 
THanks though


On the outside? Sure. On the inside...not so much.


Yeah. Im going for a white and lgiht blue theme now, and I think the silvery white look of the interior will be fine...for now.


Edit:
Oh nvm,I think I will go for it after all.Inside and outside.
Look at this guy:

http://www.overclock.net/t/487501/plasti-dip-sound-test
He painted it all black w/ plasti dip and it decreased vibration noised too.
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