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Painting my computer black, which paint do I use?



I really would love to paint my computer black, I'm very detail oriented and realize I would have to disassemble mostly everything to paint it safely and do a good job. My question is does anyone know what spray paint I should use for the case which is mostly aluminum and the rest of my computer which has a hard plastic covering?

Daniel Reytan
- Miami, FL, United States



Please go to the archives and have a gander at # 8888 ...that should answer, I hope, your queries.

And if you are using an automotive spray pipe, preferably lacquer based to give it a 'bite' onto the plastic shielding, then it's OK for aluminum, too, isn't it?

Cheers !

freeman newton portrait
Freeman Newton
White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

(It is our sad duty to
advise that Freeman passed away
April 21, 2012. R.I.P. old friend).


Several bits of advice:

It might be a better solution for you to buy a new, black case. Compare your options carefully.

Try searching on the web for sites about case modification or case-mods. This is getting to be a popular thing to do.

When taking apart the computer, Keep yourself grounded!

Don't spaypaint buttons. Carefully remove them if possible, use masking tape if you can't.

Bob Zonis
- Bohemia, NY

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