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#1 Mindovermaster

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 02:44

I have a Dell Optiplex 745, unused in my room. It does have some skid marks on the side, that I can't seem to get rid of.

 

I was just thinking, if I could paint this thing I think it'd look cooler.

 

Do I have to sand this? Do I need a primer? Do I have to worry about some kinds of spray paint?

 

What color would be good? Should I do a combo? Maybe put some kind of design on to it?

 

Let's get whacky here! I'll be sure to post pictures once I am done.




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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:56

face that side towards the wall = done ;)

 

Should we put some chrome fan cases on it and led lit sata cables?? Its a computer, why would you be looking at the side of the case..  Taking its the minitower?

 

Go to your hardware store pick up some purple and pink and go to town.. 



#3 OP Mindovermaster

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 14:21

Why do people mod their cases? Because they want to, man...



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 14:39

Do you know what the case is made from, or painted with currently?

 

Normally it involves a wholeeee lot of sanding.



#5 OP Mindovermaster

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 14:51

Sry, I have no idea. Knowing Dell, probably some plastic combo.



#6 Haggis

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 14:57

i would key it so a light sanding to make sure th epaint sticks

 

i would prime it too



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 17:24

Sides of those systems are metal/aluminum I believe.  Top, front, bottom are plastic.  Always a good idea to use primer and from mods I have seen for painting an XBOX/Controllers....they all use primer.  At least the good mods do.  Some spray paint has the primer mixed it so look for that as well.

 

EDIT:  If it is the ultra small form factor system, those are plastic.



#8 Aergan

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 19:23

If it were me, I would take the side with issue off and spray it with black or silver Hammerite. It's a Dell PC, you're just going to treat it badly and scuff it again - no point putting lipstick on swine.



#9 Rohdekill

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 19:35

slap a bumper sticker on it.  Problem solved.



#10 OP Mindovermaster

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 20:34

I'm not that stupid, Rohdekill. I'm a computer enthusiast, and want it looking good because im gunna use it downstairs where everyone will see it.