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    Default Color a case?

    Christmas is coming..... My boy wants a Manchester United red case

    I want him to have a Corsair 540

    I found a red NZXT phantom

    1. Go with the Phantom or

    2. Tins of spray paint for the 540?

    3. Black 540

    putting air cooled 3770K + MVG in it with dual 5870's
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    Default Re: Color a case?

    Mike, get the Corsair and #2. Can't wait to see the build log.

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    Default Re: Color a case?

    I agree. I paint my rig's. Get the Corsair.

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    Default Re: Color a case?

    Air 540 fo sho. Paint dat ish red, then put ALL of the parts in it. The 540 is excellent for dual card setups, and the airflow in that thing is superb. NZXT makes GREAT cases, but between those two I'd rather spend the money on the Air 540.

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    Default Re: Color a case?

    Im going with eveyone else. Rock the 540. It is a sweet case and I want one to play with. Besides it doesnt have to be all red. Play with the color pattern a bit. Like leaving that whole smooth part on the right hand side black. Like a racing stripe
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    Default Re: Color a case?

    get the 540 and paint it.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Color a case?

    Thoughts on the need for primer anyone?
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    Default Re: Color a case?

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    Thoughts on the need for primer anyone?
    Is DYI painting here?

    Can spray paint is not durable unless you baked it, no matter if you prep it real good. This is why powder coating comes in play.

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    Default Re: Color a case?

    I'd prefer not to have to strip it back to bare metal so I am wondering about the existence of a paint "system" that will go over the existing finish (outside only)
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    Default Re: Color a case?

    Even if you don't want to strip down the existing paint, you still have to slightly rough up the surface before you can apply the primer.

    I would use adhesive enhancer (promoter) for paint, then apply the paint if the surfaces are in mint condition then you don't have to use primer. This is quick and easiest method.

    What brand of the paint are you planning using?

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    Default Re: Color a case?

    No idea yet, still trying to get a feel for what is possible.

    I have had issues before with mis matching primer with underlying paint type but many years ago and on cars so I guess I want to deal with finding the best way of dealing with that then the paint itself is less of an issue...just go with the matching type.
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    Default Re: Color a case?

    Voted Buy black Corsair 540 and paint them all in Red + Green Themes Christmas

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