Thinking about painting a PC case

I was thinking about buying a new case just so I could paint it, I've seen guides to painting cases and all, but is there a way to buy just "plain" unpainted cases? And is there a way to spray-paint with minimal gloss whilst still making the surface of the paint smooth? Because I don't really want a shiny case :S

Thanks :D
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  1. the more thin layers you can use the better. it will give a deeper richer colour. to get a proper finish you have to apply the correct method of sanding and polishing or it will look like you attacked it with a paint roller while drunk... best just to try and find a colour you can live with or choose a matt finish that wont require as much finishing...

    then get a cheap air brush kit and put your own stencil design on it... the end results can be very impressive for a little bit of effort. you may also consider a custom paint job from a professional but that will cost ...
  2. HEXiT said:
    the more thin layers you can use the better. it will give a deeper richer colour. to get a proper finish you have to apply the correct method of sanding and polishing or it will look like you attacked it with a paint roller while drunk... best just to try and find a colour you can live with or choose a matt finish that wont require as much finishing...

    then get a cheap air brush kit and put your own stencil design on it... the end results can be very impressive for a little bit of effort. you may also consider a custom paint job from a professional but that will cost ...


    Ah okay, I already know what colours I want, any other tips you can give me on painting it and equipment I'll need? Or how-to's?
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgTLF0wONRE&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=SP65BD555576BCCA3Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_YY83dGbEI those two have some ideas but they finish with a clear coat . I assume you can get a low gloss finnish as well though .
  4. So i was able to take some time and do a painting on my Wife's PC case. I learned a lot form it. Like dont let the metal get real cold.. so dont leave it in the garage over night in Winter . Some cracking in the paint but its my first piece. Please let me now what you think.

    Im hoping to do some more custom work for friends.

    http://www.foundmyself.com/Windswe [...] ase/114888
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