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Old March 30, 2008, 02:30 PM
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Hiya, Just a little project I'm working on for my daughter... Well more for me. I wanted to try my hand at painting since I'm never satisfied with the paint on a stock case.

I had this old Antec 1600 ugly beige colored case that the oringinal contents have been transplanted to a newer black case. This is a stock Antec photo, mine doesn't have the fan hole on the side but I think I'll eventually put a window in.



So being brave with an old case isn't so hard to do so I bought the paint:



A clear coat, a primer, a gloss black for the interior and flourescent pink for the front, top and sides.

So this is where I'm at. First coat on all but the top which has 2 coats. I may have laid it on a little thick there though, I'll have to resand and recoat.



Even with a single coat the cage is looking good. This makes me think I might pull my CM690 apart and paint it too. Black and glossy is SEXY!



Here a close up shot of the front panel. Yes it's really that pink!



Heres the top panel and the drive bay covers, you can see on the bottom left that I've oversprayed a bit, no matter, sand and redo should take care of that.



I'll post some more pictures when I get further on into the build. I'm not really planning to put anything exciting in it, I might move my old P4 3Ghz into it. My daughter doesn't have high end requirements, Just a love of PINK.
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My eyes hurt! ROFL

Seriously, my next case will definitely be painted black on the inside.
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And just to let you know that the first 3 pics are red X's.
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And just to let you know that the first 3 pics are red X's.
Yeah, life is soooooo much easier here if you use the VBimage host link up top and upload your pics here on the site......... :)
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wow, thats definatly a color my wife would approve of lol
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Looking good. I'm painting the inside of case matte black as well as the inside of the panels.
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I'm not saying I approve of that pink, but the contrast should be really nice with that gloss black. Maybe aqua I think I could've gotten behind but not pink... LOL. I have that case for my work PC and I like it a lot for a small simple case.

Balistx, gloss might be a better option than flat. I did mine in flat and although I do like the look of flat better it doesn't wear well at all. Scuffs and dings show up much more easily than they would if I'd used gloss.
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Yeah, life is soooooo much easier here if you use the VBimage host link up top and upload your pics here on the site......... :)
No it was a good thing
You did see the color

Naw just poking a little fun lowfat, coming along nice..........for PINK
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Old March 30, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Thanks for letting me know about the pics Charlie, are they showing now?

LOL Supergrover, I fixed the pics so there is even more PINK.

Your right biff, pink and black are a good contrast, in fact I think it was IN with the kids a couple of years back.

I wouldn't do this color for myself, I like black and silver.

It's my comprimise for my daughter she justl loves pink, so pink and black make it more wicked. I think maybe I'll do a window and light up the
interior with some Blue led fans too, that should look nice.

I love the glossy black cage though, might be worth opening up my 690 to redo the interior.

In any case, after the clear coat and assembly I'm betting this will look pretty cool.
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Yes, they are fine. Though my eyes are still hurting.
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