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How many coats of paint?

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March 5, 2012 8:31:06 AM

Not exactly sure if this is the right place to post this but anyway I think I want to paint the chasis of my antec 900 prior to putting the new guts I just ordered in it.

How many coats of paint realistically should I go for? I was thinking 2-3 coats with 2 coats of clear after the fact?

I am looking to go for the radioactive theme of yellow/black.

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a b B Homebuilt system
March 5, 2012 12:25:59 PM

Powder-coating would be more durable than spray-paint, but if you want to spray-paint anyway:
-- rough-up the finish with 600 grit sandpaper
-- wipe with denatured alchohol
-- spray 1st coat, don't try to put on too much, the paint will run (if that happens, use the 600-grit paper to level the runs with the surrounding paint,
-- spray 2nd coat
-- spray 3rd coat,
-- then 2 or 3 clear spray, again, light coats, so the clear doesn't run.

Spray paint will still chip and scratch, especially around the side panel latches.
March 5, 2012 12:33:06 PM

Powder coating also cost more than the case lol...
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 5, 2012 12:50:20 PM

I know, but I've sprayed several cases, and they still look good, except for the chips and scratches on the latches - which show when I take a photo of the internals. Just take your time and let each coat dry before you apply the next.
March 5, 2012 1:01:48 PM

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