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  • Recycled Case Mod Project
  • Recycled Case Mod Project


    Painting Part 1 - Prep and Paint

    As always you begin your painting projects with a nice even coat of primer. I like sandable gray primer it dries very light and accepts 400grit sandpaper quite well. Just make sure to primer over the sanded areas again to seal the surface.
    The next step would be to apply color to the sanded pieces. In these photos you can see the faceplate to the DVDROM drive. When painting your case nothing spoils the look more than unpainted ROM and floppy drives. Just be careful when removing the cover from the drive tray, it is possible to snap off an important piece making reassembly quite difficult.