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    Suggestions on painting a desktop pc....

    with a standard pc case. I've bought a used pc for my daughter that I want to paint and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how I could go about doing it. Do I need to sand the case? Also what type of paint should I use? Any other tips and suggestions would help.

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    If some or most of the case is plastic, I would HIGHLY recommend vinyl dye.

    You can get it at most automotive stores. Looks like spray paint, and is usually a little more expensive BUT... it has advantages.

    I found an old Dell on the side of the road that was all the generic beige plastic. I bought a can of black vinyl dye. Stripped all the plastic down and went to sprayin...

    Less than an hour later it was dry and I was putting the pieces back together on my sweet looking (but VERY slow) new Dell.

    If you have metal, then yes, I would sand, primer, paint, sand, paint, gloss, then wax. If you don't want to put TOO much work into it, sand, primer, find some cute stencils, paint, then gloss.

    That's what I'm planning on doing. My girl is almost 3 and I'm running behind on building her a PC <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    Air brush it with a nice girlie design in pink.
    Hmmm...airbrush? Any quick info you could let me know about this. I'm 28 and the last time I can remember painting something outside of a wall in a house was in high school. So experience in this dept is quite limited. I've seen airbrushing done on the beach and that's about it so I have 0 experience in that. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindscream
    If some or most of the case is plastic, I would HIGHLY recommend vinyl dye.

    You can get it at most automotive stores. Looks like spray paint, and is usually a little more expensive BUT... it has advantages.

    I found an old Dell on the side of the road that was all the generic beige plastic. I bought a can of black vinyl dye. Stripped all the plastic down and went to sprayin...

    Less than an hour later it was dry and I was putting the pieces back together on my sweet looking (but VERY slow) new Dell.

    If you have metal, then yes, I would sand, primer, paint, sand, paint, gloss, then wax. If you don't want to put TOO much work into it, sand, primer, find some cute stencils, paint, then gloss.

    That's what I'm planning on doing. My girl is almost 3 and I'm running behind on building her a PC <g>

    Mind Scream out
    Thanks for the suggestion. My only issue with this is will they have girlie paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconey
    Hmmm...airbrush? Any quick info you could let me know about this. I'm 28 and the last time I can remember painting something outside of a wall in a house was in high school. So experience in this dept is quite limited. I've seen airbrushing done on the beach and that's about it so I have 0 experience in that. Thanks for the suggestion.

    then take the case to the beach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye
    then take the case to the beach

    That's no way to talk about his daughter.!!!




    Oh! you said beach. my bad.

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