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Seems like this case painting guide goes overboard..

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September 11, 2009 9:01:22 PM

Do I REALLY need..220,400,600,800,1000,1500,2000 Grit sand paper..?

That's an awful lot.. and 2000 grit is so fine..

Why do I need all of that?

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September 11, 2009 9:24:59 PM

lol. You don't need all of it. That's to get a pretty amazing result.
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September 11, 2009 10:26:12 PM

As ShtBrix already mentioned it is for a professional looking paint job. If you do not want to use the sandpaper you do not have to. However, I would recommend at least some sanding to smooth down the primer prior to applying the paint.

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September 11, 2009 10:49:12 PM

grab yourself a copy of Custom PC - they run regular monthly sections of "Readers Drives" (yes thats DRIVES ;)  ) and show a different project each month.

Sandpaper is a must to get a decent finish - just depends how much time and effort you want to put into your custm paint job
September 12, 2009 12:06:51 AM

If you want a mirror finish it is a must. If you want a gloss color no sanding is required.
September 12, 2009 1:12:52 AM

i'm doing a matte color and then a clear coat of acrylic.

Matte black, want to get the interior to look just like the exterior which is black.

I'm not sanding the paint. Just the metal to get it rough so the primer sticks, and then I sand the primer a little and put another coat of primer on it,and then get a finer grit and sand the primer more to get it smooth and then i begin to paint.

Something like that.

Off topic: Heh I gotta change my alias on here sense I chose to get the HAF 932 case instead of the Antec 1200.

Which I doubt that's possible so I gotta make a new account lol.