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Old May 23, 2009, 11:56 PM
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After banging up the paint on my Cooler Master HAF932, I needed a new new paint job. The hard part after that was, what the hell colour would I use? Since I moved to ATI recently, I figured red should do good for the inside as everybody else does a flat black. For the outside, I decided to use this stuff I've never seen before, Rustoleum Universal Hammered Silver, to try to keep a bit to the HAF's rugged looks. Here's what I've got so far (and for a note, this is my first time working with:
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Painting anything worth more than $20 )

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Side panels masked and sanded (and also the damage that I felt warranted a repaint)



The HAF, au natural. Pretty easy to get it torn apart.


The top and back painted, first coat. (I know it looks white, but hopefully later pics will be a bit more true to the colour.)



The inside, a lot brighter than anticipated. Not really a bad thing though.


Slight problem with the whole two colours of paint, and LOTS of holes. Easily fixed with 1000 grit sandpaper and the second coat however.


I was debating painting the PSU holder as once a PSU is on there barely anything is seen, but I had quite a bit of red left.


I felt the grill paint was a nice touch for the front panel where the 230MM fan is.


Right now I'm waiting on clear coats and whatnot. I don't think I'll be sanding the clear coat down either as (from all the tutorials I saw) the only reason for sanding is really to get it smooth to be buffed and make it shiny, which I don't want. Mean looking cases are what I like.

More updates tomorrow, hopefully I can get my parts back in there by tomorrow afternoon before I go to work.
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Old May 24, 2009, 04:17 AM
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Nice job, keep the pictures coming !
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Old May 24, 2009, 04:47 AM
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Wow, that looks nice. Wanna do my case too?
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Old May 24, 2009, 04:58 AM
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Awesome job!

I don't know when you painted those parts, but better to let it fully cure then to go to fast and scratch your new paint job right away (trust me you will regret it) by putting it all back together. While it may feel dry to the touch, waiting a minimum of 48 hours is always a good idea to let everything cure, and if things were a tight fit before, with the added layer of paint, they will be extra tight and subject to chipping , do be careful, putting so much work into it, you want it to look awesome, which it does and stay awesome!

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Old May 24, 2009, 05:42 AM
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Painted grill looks awsome!
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Old May 24, 2009, 11:16 AM
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Thanks guys, just finished off the second can of clear coat. Got a good 5 or 6 coats on. Off it goes to dry for a day. As of right now there's no new pics, because I don't think clear coating parts is very interesting.
On a side note, long hair SUCKS while painting. I keep picking my hair out of my clear coat
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<martin_metal_88> I think I am gonna sell my server
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<firebane> i will offer pereniums mom
<firebane> slightly used
<Keltron> slightly is an understatement
<LPfan4ever> Who're you kidding...slightly?
<martin_metal_88> peri's mom, slightly used? lol...

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Old May 24, 2009, 06:22 PM
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looks good man! gunna paint the rad? it would look pretty sweet that silver color.... imo :)
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Old May 24, 2009, 07:07 PM
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Actually, my rad is already painted white. I MAY do a red/silver combo, I'm not sure yet.
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<firebane> i will offer pereniums mom
<firebane> slightly used
<Keltron> slightly is an understatement
<LPfan4ever> Who're you kidding...slightly?
<martin_metal_88> peri's mom, slightly used? lol...

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Old May 24, 2009, 07:30 PM
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I know its painted white... I painted it MUHAHAHA! lol but it would definitly look nice painted to match :)
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Old May 24, 2009, 07:40 PM
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I know its painted white... I painted it MUHAHAHA! lol but it would definitly look nice painted to match :)
Holy freaking brain fart
Well, then I have a question for you. What brand of paint do you have on here, and is it clear coated? Don't want this thing to explode on me
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<firebane> i will offer pereniums mom
<firebane> slightly used
<Keltron> slightly is an understatement
<LPfan4ever> Who're you kidding...slightly?
<martin_metal_88> peri's mom, slightly used? lol...

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