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First post, by Oldskoolmaniac

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Its been a long time since Ive posted up in here, hows everyone been?

Ive Been trying out different color spray paint to find a good match for this project and so far unsuccessful. Ive been digging around online and discovered this from home depot https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-12-oz- … 02596/206603186 any thoughts on this?

Im trying to stick with the vintage look without resorting to just blacking out the drives.

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Reply 1 of 9, by badmojo

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Welcome back!

Painting cases is hard and I haven't had any success despite several attempts. Most recently I bought a decent quality paint gun and had the local hardware store match the paint colour to a drive bay panel, but even that looked wonky, and I never get a really hardy finish no matter what I do with sanding it back / using primers.

Sorry to be such a negative nelly!

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Reply 2 of 9, by feipoa

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Were these cases originally powder coated at the factory?

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Reply 3 of 9, by badmojo

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feipoa wrote:

Were these cases originally powder coated at the factory?

Mine? Yes at least one of them was, but I ended up sanding that one back to bare metal.

I've also taken a case to a local painting company and they told me to get lost - too hard to match the colour for the size of the job. On a more positive note I have had success painting plastic; a C64 case came up really well with an off-the-shelf spray pack (after a plastic primer). But that's easier because the whole case is plastic, you're not trying to match a metal to a plastic colour.

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Reply 5 of 9, by Oldskoolmaniac

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Nope im just trying to match my floppy emulator and the dvd drive to the front plastic case.

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Reply 6 of 9, by Oldskoolmaniac

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I was thinking about having a dealership match the paint color, but I ended up on settling on this look. I'm really digging the way it turned out. A lot of older HP's did this with their towers.

I'm debating on weather or not to do the power and reset in grey as well.

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