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Old April 20, 2008, 02:28 PM
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Well folks I finally have all the parts for my system and a few days ago my buddy and I painted my Coolermaster CM690. I'm not revealing the paint I used, lets just say it's a custom blend I had a local automotive paint store mix up for me and put into an aerosol.

We painted the interior of the case a semigloss black. The exterior has 2 coats of base and 3 coats of clear.

I fully disassembled the case and we prepped it by scuffing the exterior parts with a Scotch Bright pad and then after we laid two coats of automotive primer we sanded the exterior with 2000 grit wet/dry sand paper.

Here are the results.







Don't mind the quality of the pics they were taken with my camera phone. I will have better pics once I get a change to take them earlier in the day when the sun is hitting the case so you can see the metalflake and the pearl in the paint.
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Old April 20, 2008, 02:51 PM
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Ou that is pretty! Hehehe, looks really awesome. You're going to have to paint your car to match it!
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Old April 20, 2008, 02:55 PM
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Thanks. The wife said we should paint the Jeep the same colour.
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Old April 20, 2008, 02:58 PM
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Did you do it yourself or did you bring it to a shop? I've got an airgun for painting cars back home in Ontario, tempted to bring some cases the next time I go visit the family. Man I miss my old shop! You name it we have it. Just no CNC or milling tools...
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Old April 20, 2008, 03:00 PM
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I'm not that good of a painter but my buddy painted it with aerosol can in my driveway. Just got the painted put into aerosol.
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Old April 20, 2008, 03:02 PM
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Oh, gotcha. Looks really good!
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Old April 20, 2008, 03:04 PM
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Thanks. It looked good without the clear but once we cleared it, it made the copper pop and then once we removed the tape the black made it pop even more.
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Whoa. That's very nice. Very well done for aerosol paint application.
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Old April 20, 2008, 06:05 PM
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Thanks John. We just took our time with it and did it right the first time.
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Old April 20, 2008, 06:59 PM
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Very nice Job! I've just been through that and it takes patience. I didn't do as well as you though, and I didn't risk my CM690. yet...
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