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Need to get a case painted.

Okay, I'm building a system for a friend right now, but he lives in Milwaukee.
Parts are in the mail, but I have already recieved his case.

The specs of the machine are
AMD FX55 San Deigo
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI
Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB PC4000
2xBFG 7800GTX
2x74GB Raptors
Plextor 716A
PC Power & Cooling 510 and a Seasonic S12 600W Silent Power Supply
(Not sure which one he'll end up using)
Lian Li PC-7B Plus

He wants to get the case custom painted, and I'm not sure where I can take it.
He doesn't want any orange peel, and wants the proper prep, three coats of color, and two coats of clear.
Where can I take an aluminum case to get painted properly?
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Okay, I'm building a system for a friend right now, but he lives in Milwaukee.
Parts are in the mail, but I have already recieved his case.

The specs of the machine are
AMD FX55 San Deigo
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI
Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB PC4000
2xBFG 7800GTX
2x74GB Raptors
Plextor 716A
PC Power & Cooling 510 and a Seasonic S12 600W Silent Power Supply
(Not sure which one he'll end up using)
Lian Li PC-7B Plus

He wants to get the case custom painted, and I'm not sure where I can take it.
He doesn't want any orange peel, and wants the proper prep, three coats of color, and two coats of clear.
Where can I take an aluminum case to get painted properly?
thanks
What is he wanting?
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As in what color?
He wants to get his case painted. I said it in the first post.

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As in what color?
He wants to get his case painted. I said it in the first post.
just a solid color, or something special?
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As in what color?
He wants to get his case painted. I said it in the first post.
That's it.....no airbrush work or graphics?
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Oh Okay, well nothing really special.
Just a deep darkblue (think True Blue), with a couple coats of Clear, and the interior of the case painted black.

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if you know what a Logitech MX510 looks like, something very similar to the blue one.
Let me find a pic
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That is the color scheme he wants.


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Get it powder coated. It will look good and last a lot longer.

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Would they be able to get the color he's looking for?
That deep rich blue?
Maybe Paul's Powder Coating would be able to do it.

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Getting a color that deep is going pretty hard unless you go anodized which would probably be expensive as hell. Honestly, powder coating to me would be your best bet, it wont look as deep as paint, but its going to WAY outlast clear coat. Computers are not something you set aside and never touch, its going to get fucked with and scratched.

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I'm gonna call my buddy (who the case if for) and ask him to look at this thread. I'm not sure if he was "set" on getting it painted.
I'm also PM'ing paul right now.

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And if you have that mouse ( I have the mx1000 ;p ), they should be able to come pretty close to that color.

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i can get things anodized pretty reasonably.
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how reasonably? and where?

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The guy is in garland, and he charges about 100$ per batch, and you can fit quite a bit of stuff in the batch.

call him, his name is Michael.
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What would look really good, powder coat the interior black, and then anodize the exterior.

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And if you have that mouse ( I have the mx1000 ;p ), they should be able to come pretty close to that color.
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okay, Paul said he'd be able to do it a "candy blue" with the interior of the case, a black.
Just waiting to see how much he'll charge, and i'll be good to go.

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Is anything on the case plastic? I was thinking about powder coating but my Antec's entire front bezel so it cant be powder coated .
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holy crap, the front bezel is plastic...

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Well here's a little update, my buddy decided to change his mind on painting/powercoating his case.
But while looking for someone to get the case painted, by brother works at Town East Ford, and he introduced me to one of his buddies that works in the body shop.
I told him my situation and he said he'd paint it, well this worked out great because he would do it for free! So since my buddy didn't want to get his case painted, I figured I might as well get mine painted.
So I dropped it off today, and it will be ready by friday and the color will be
Exterior - Sonic Blue (Ford's own paint!)
Interior - Flat Black

Should come out nice!
I'll post pictures when it's all done

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Tell me you are going to get to play around with it a little before you send it to him. I would love to see what that thing would do on a few games. Only problem is it would make most of our rigs seem very slow and it would be hard to come back to the real world.
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-20-2005, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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I recieved all of it already.
Let me just say that this rig FLIES!
BF2 is incredible!
FarCry with HDR @1600x1200 is finally playable!
He's coming in tommorow afternoon to pick it up, Which sucks because I love this machine so damn much! I currently have it running at 250x12, and it runs everything stable.
I also used the PCP&C psu instead of the seasonic (Which he gave me! Since he has no use for it) And it's being cooled by a cheap but effective Corsair Cool Water.

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