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#1 Supplicium

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 02:15 AM

I would like to paint my xbox case (spray paint) what would be all the steps? and what products do u suggest for each step? thx -Supp

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 03:34 AM

You can take an easy route and go with some of Krylons Fusion paint which does not require the surface to be prepped (sanded, primered, etc.). I have used it and it works great, but only comes in limiter colors....16 I believe. The stuff does work great though.

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 10:22 AM

thanks ne1 else?

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 10:47 AM

Start painting the inside (edges) of the case the turn it around (when dry) and paint the outside, try to paint from all sides finish of the top wit one coat so the whole X is wet.

Take your time and dont rush.

DONT get to close with the sparay can.
DONT paint in moist and cold conditions or leave it out at night (it might fog up).


Highend paints are the best:
Acrylic car paint

Brand Names:
Krylon Fusion
Motip Car Paint
Dupli-Color Auto Paint

You can also use Vinyl Dye

Edited by TykSak, 02 July 2003 - 10:48 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2003 - 11:44 AM

i found that tamiya model paint is excellent quality, and durability. it also is very easy to work with. but it is quite expensive compared to other paints. and they come in small cans (100ml)
but yeah do what tyksak said as he does the best paint jobs ive seen!

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 07:36 PM

so should i go with the krylon or use the other method with sanding, painting, and clear coating?
If i should do the second one... what order should i do things in?

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 08:51 PM

See if you can get some car paint then clean the xbox then paint it

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 08:52 PM

I suppose it really depends on what color(s) you are going to use. With Krylon Fusion there are only 16 colors available, but you dont need to sand or clear coat (they are all glossy finish I believe). If you go with some other type of paint then it would probablly be a good idea to do any light sanding, if necessary, then prime and paint. Clear coat would also be a good idea to prevent scratches as well. Just my opinion. I do a lot of computer case modding / painting, but mainly work with metal and wet sanding, so process is a little different with plastics. Also take your time. Too many people want results and rush the paint job, remember that the most important thing is not what others think, but what you think. Gotta be able to look at it and say "I did a damn good job!" wink.gif

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 12:21 AM

hey i've been sanding and all that and i put primer on the top X..... put i want to use krylon fusion and i know you dont need to prime.... will mine be ok since i primed or should i use another kinda of paint.... thanks a lot

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 12:41 AM

Hey are those paints all acrylic car paint. ex. Krylon Fusion

thanks

oh and TykSak, you are the king of case mods!!!!!!
saw the site and you got alot of stuf painted, such as pcs, even a damn drill!!!!! lol biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 02:51 AM

Hey thomes, since you already sanded and primed, go with one fo the other paints. The Krylon Fusion will work fine even though you already primered, but it is more expensive than others. It's your choice, but your options are open. Good luck.

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 10:59 PM

ok thanks now i guess i'll have a lot more colors to choose from. Would any paint work since i'm going to put clear coats on top?




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