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Old November 26, 2008, 04:12 PM
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I'd like to paint the inside of my case pure black before installing all my new watercooling stuff. So obviously clean everything out and then do I have to use any special kind of paint/primer?
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Old November 26, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Sand down the inside of your case using 150 gritt sand paper and then use a self etching primer and as for paint for my case I used Tremclad
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Old November 26, 2008, 04:23 PM
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You don't need to sand.

Thats why its called "self etching" as it bonds to steel.

Just steel wool it, wash it, dry it and use self etch paint.
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Old November 26, 2008, 04:48 PM
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Ok thanks guys, do you know any stores that sell it? Michael's, Home Depot etc etc
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Old November 26, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Ok thanks guys, do you know any stores that sell it? Michael's, Home Depot etc etc
Any shop that sells paint in a can should sell it.
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Old November 26, 2008, 06:03 PM
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Cambodian tire?
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Old November 26, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Yep Crappy Tire sells it.
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Old November 26, 2008, 06:14 PM
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Sweet - use my CT money :)
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Old November 26, 2008, 06:18 PM
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In Crappy Tire check either where the automotive paint is or where the the home paint is.
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Old November 26, 2008, 06:24 PM
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It will say on the can "Self Etch Primer" and is usually gray.

For whatever color you want to use remember when spraying to use light coats and to dry to the touch between which is between 15-30 mins depending on ambient temps.

You could also put the paint cans into hot water to help.
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