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Thanks for all the compliments!

 

I'm still vacation :) Got to visit some neat places in Nashville. I was there for 2 days and seen the Belle Meade Plantation and the Grand Ole Opry. Country is not my choice of music but it was still a great time. The best was hitting all the bars/clubs and hearing the different bands play. My family and I left Tennessee and headed to Michigan, where my sister lives. Here we celebrated New Years, drinking and playing games. I'm now in Indiana at my parents. Tomorrow I travel to Chicago to catch a flight back to Colorado (home sweet home).

 

 

@ t ski: The P35-T2R has been a great MB, I have no complaints. The X38-T2R should be a good choice.

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mknwatt, you did a good job of painting the casing. I like to know what brand you use. I was using the krylon fusion flat black but the result was terrible. The texture was rough like chorcoal and after sanding it off , black powder was everywhere i had to put the casing into the shower to give it a wash. Really demoralised

 

From the pics yours paint texture looks very smooth and constant black all over. How do you do it? Hope to get your advice. I was actually inspired to spray paint after i saw your post.

 

Thanks

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mknwatt, you did a good job of painting the casing. I like to know what brand you use. I was using the krylon fusion flat black but the result was terrible. The texture was rough like chorcoal and after sanding it off , black powder was everywhere i had to put the casing into the shower to give it a wash. Really demoralised

 

From the pics yours paint texture looks very smooth and constant black all over. How do you do it? Hope to get your advice. I was actually inspired to spray paint after i saw your post.

 

Thanks

 

I used the Rustoleum Pro Flat Black on my case...you get the rough texture from over spray. To get rid of it you need to sand it off (I used 400 grit) very lightly and then use a lightly damp rag to wipe down where you sanded to remove any loose paint. The most important thing is that you take your time.

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I used the Rustoleum Pro Flat Black on my case...you get the rough texture from over spray. To get rid of it you need to sand it off (I used 400 grit) very lightly and then use a lightly damp rag to wipe down where you sanded to remove any loose paint. The most important thing is that you take your time.

 

Thanks for the reply. So how many coats did you do on 1 side & the time between each coat?

 

So is your a smooth texture? Flat black don't have to mean rough right?

 

Thanks

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Flat black means the paint is not shiney (not glossy). The more sanding and the more coats you do, the smoother the finish should be. I would venture to say you should do at least five coats on each part, but you are going to have to see what works best for your situation. I think for a mi-tower case you should probably use most of two cans of quality spray paint.

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mknwatt, you did a good job of painting the casing. I like to know what brand you use. I was using the krylon fusion flat black but the result was terrible. The texture was rough like chorcoal and after sanding it off , black powder was everywhere i had to put the casing into the shower to give it a wash. Really demoralised

 

From the pics yours paint texture looks very smooth and constant black all over. How do you do it? Hope to get your advice. I was actually inspired to spray paint after i saw your post.

 

Thanks

 

Thanks nez. I’m very new to painting cases, this being my first. I read a few guides and posts on users experiences in various forums. themodnation-forums.com is full of info (t ski linked to it also).

 

The paint used on this case was Rustoleum Painter’s Touch (gray primer and flat black). There's better paint, I just found this paint easy to use.....it worked just fine ;)

 

Before painting, I sanded the case with fine steel wool, getting the shine off but leaving the powder coat. Steel wool allowed me to reach the tight corners but left me with a big pile of dust. Wet sanding will eliminate the dust, but is done with special wet sanding paper.

 

I blew the case off with compress air, washed with a little soap and water, and let it dry or compressed air dried.

 

I applied the first coat of Rustoleum gray primer. Let it dry for 40 minutes and recoated…..touching up the light spots. I let it dry for 24 hours and repeated the sanding and cleaning process as stated above ^^^^. I recoated with gray primer, sanded, and cleaned. Then I started with the flat black paint…..repeating the same steps of sanding, cleaning, painting, drying......doing two full coats with 40 min touch-ups in between coats. I used 7 cans of spray paint (4 gray primer and 3 flat black)

 

Spray paint will create a paint-dust that settles when drying (over spray?) I don’t know the correct term. I also had this; you called it a rough charcoal look. Sanding and cleaning was the right move and is very importance to achieve a smooth constant texture. :D

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you have no idea how many times i said "that looks bad butt" to myself

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you have no idea how many times i said "that looks bad butt" to myself

 

Thanks SuppA-SnipA! :D

 

I should have more done soon. I'm working on the hd/pump cover, trying different things with the acrylic.

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The P35-T2R runs my hardware perfectly. OCing it is a snap; CPU and Memory.... its comes with a lot of tweaking options. A good PSU is a must! It has turned into my main rig, replacing my old dfi nf4 expert. Very pleased with it :D

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