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Old 10-18-2009, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered my HAF 932 this weekend, and decided that I might as well go ahead and paint the inside black. Depending on how good of a job I do, I may paint the outside in olive/dark green/brown camouflage. I've never really spray painted anything before, so I set up a piece of sheet metal in my basement to get some practice on, did a little research, bought some cheap primer/paint/hand-gun for spray paint can, and got to work.

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1. I read somewhere that if you dip the can of spray paint in a bucket of HOT water for a min or 2 that it will make for a better paint job. Any merit to this and if so, is there risk of can exploding due to higher heat/pressure inside?

2. From reading other HAF mods, the 5.25" mounting hardware can be rather difficult to remove. Any tips for doing that? I haven't gotten the case yet so I will take a good look at it then.

3. I currently have 150 and 400 grit sandpaper. Being that I only plan on flat/satin finishes I shouldn't need any finer than that correct? If I only paint the inside of case, will the 400 be fine since i'm just trying to rough the metal up a bit? 150 would be more for removing paint from outer case if i go that route.

4. Any other thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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On to the questions:
1. I read somewhere that if you dip the can of spray paint in a bucket of HOT water for a min or 2 that it will make for a better paint job. Any merit to this and if so, is there risk of can exploding due to higher heat/pressure inside?
As long as it's not scalding hot water, you should see a slightly better result. It'll thin the paint a little, for a cleaner spray.

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2. From reading other HAF mods, the 5.25" mounting hardware can be rather difficult to remove. Any tips for doing that? I haven't gotten the case yet so I will take a good look at it then.
You'll have to ask someone else, sorry I have no input for this question.

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3. I currently have 150 and 400 grit sandpaper. Being that I only plan on flat/satin finishes I shouldn't need any finer than that correct? If I only paint the inside of case, will the 400 be fine since i'm just trying to rough the metal up a bit? 150 would be more for removing paint from outer case if i go that route.
I would (and personally do) get atleast 1200 for any paint job, this will be used on the coat BEFORE the final coat of paint. Gives it a slightly better spraying surface, and the paint should apply, and dry nicely.

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4. Any other thoughts or suggestions?
Get something to test on. Maybe your current case? It'll make the end result on your HAF that much better if you haven't painted in a while, or ever before.
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Someone posted this (photoshop'd) a while ago on here, and this is what I'm going for, along with the inside painted black.

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