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What kind of paint do i need to paint radiator blue?

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Hey peeps,

Just wondering if anyone could help out.

Wanted to paint my Thermochill Pa120.3 blue but was wondering

what paint to use for the best effect. Also would i need to get rid

the black paint before i paint.

If any one could do me the favour of a quick general how to go

about accomplishing this i`d be extremely grateful. Cheers
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Plastikote enamel. Did the same thing to a PA120.3 a year or 2 back. Wet and dry the old paint off, a couple of coats of primer (I used Plastikote grey primer) and then 4-5 thin coats of your desired top coat with a good 25-30 mins between each and you'll get something like this:

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Cheers d-chyph3r,

will giveit a go.

ill have to down halfords for the paint and get

the wet and dry online i think.

just wondering why you didnt paint the fins on

yours. is it due to affecting performance in any way?

I want to paint the whole thing blue.

also what finish is your paint? gloss/matt?

Cheers for the help mate. Hopefully can get mine

to look as good as yours. I rekon its gonna look good

with the colour scheme of my gigabyte ud7.

However my power supply is going back to be quiet

as there is a problem with it so as of yet have never got to

use the board. But hopefully when I send it off this week

worst case scenario im looking at is a month i hope. then i can get

black ops! man i miss my pc! any way thanks for the help mate. preciate it.

oy yea one more question. did you brush or spray it on? thanks.
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Dont paint the fins.

It will affect the performance.

Shroud only :)


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Cut some cardboard to fit the inside of the rad to keep the paint away from the fins.

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Cheers for the info so far guys.

But what finish to use?

Matt/ gloss?

Also, I`m gonna mirror polsih the case as it`s gonna

take a while for the psu to get back from be quiet. I rekon

about a month.

Can any one please tell me where to get wet and dry sand paper

for a power drill that I am going to use.

Mnay thanks for the replies in advance.
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I'd sand it by hand.

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thx jacka. will consider your proposal.
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You can get wet an dry from halfords too ;)

Btw, you dont have to sand it down to bare metal, just rough it up enough for the primer to get a good key.

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Im doing my MM case at the moment and im going to tell you it`s not easy work and you will need a sander/polisher for the big panels i whent for the Kestrel DAS6 Random Orbit Polisher with wool pads in the end but you can buy a cheap one from B&Q FOR ABOUT £20 Odd

As for sandpaper i got mine from ebay i ordered the following

Depending if your case has been anodised you will need the following dry sandpaper

120 Grit
240 Grit
320 Grit

Then

Wet & Dry
600 Grit
800 Grit
1200 Grit
1500 Grit
You can stop here if you want i got some 2500 Grit.

Also you will need a good polish i bought some stuff called Peek for a small tin again from ebay,then i found this place http://www.briliant.biz/ you pay a bit more but it`s the best out there.
Found this link while i was looking for tips on how to do my case.
http://metku.net/?pa...uttle/index_eng


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Om my gosh!

Clone, you are a Don.

Many thanks mate for the help and the links.

Just got to get the money for all the bits then I will

be good to go.

Awesome god by the way of the pic of your front panel

of your pc. Looks amazing! Cant wait to I get the bits so

do mine as well.

Nice one again for the help clone, cheers fellah. :rolleyes: :bigparty:
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