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Windows 7: Spray Painting Case Fan HELP!

19 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Spray Painting Case Fan HELP!

Hi everyone i have some PC Case Fans and i want to paint them with Fluorescent spray paint but the problem is that i can't find Primer Spray for base coat in order to paint the Fluorescent over them in my lazy country anywhere and i got 2 colors of paint which are Pearl Gold and Orange... now can anyone help me out what should i do? all the fans are black and should i directly paint the blades with colors or is it really necessary to paint white before coloring? and yes i did the basic steps successfully removing the blades out as well as wipe of the dust etc. with cleaning solutions.

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19 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I would use a Primer if You can as Black is hard to cover.
Have you tried shops that sell model Aircraft and car kits?
Don't forget to give the fan a light sand before and after the base coats, otherwise the paint won't stick to the fan blades.
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19 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No i have'nt tried model aircrafts shop yet how to give sand to the fan before and after? as in paint and then use sand paper?
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19 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The plastic surface of the fan is smooth and paint may not stick to it.
Get some fine sandpaper and rough up the surface.
Apply a first coat and as that coat will be smooth you need to give it a LIGHT sand so the final coat will stick to it
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20 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

oh thanks a lot for the tip kodi i will definitely do it on next fan which is black. I'm painting on a transparent fan which is drying up right now. I haven't used any thing on it yet coz i did'nt know about it before but hopefully it will be ok. I just applied the 2nd coat after 3rd and final i will upload the pic here.
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20 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can somebody tell me how to get this baby out from the center of the frame? i cant seem to get it out by little force and could'nt find any guide on google as well.... i want to wash and clean the dusty frame.


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20 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi boogieboy

You may find the motor is not meant to be removed after the fan has being assembled, also spraying fan blades I would consult someone like a Airbrush Artist as I would think the sprayed paint would need to be uniform as to not unbalance the fan.
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20 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You might find that replacing the fan with a factory painted / illuminated version is actually cheaper than buying the paint and primer, and save you allot of worry, time and cash .... but I agree taking it apart isn't such a cool idea
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20 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

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20 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Actually i did the paint job already with Pearl Gold Acrylic i agree they might cost less but problem is in my country there is'nt much variety of fans available and only few brands are locally available at shops like Cooler Master or Antec etc. and if i want to order from other country online it will cost me twice the price of the actual product. I painted thin coats and it's dryed now but i havent take off the tool yet coz of dirty frame but idk its looking better in real than the pics


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