Painting a HAF

Want to show off that smoking system or your latest creation?
User avatar
DL13
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 491
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:36 pm
Location: Tucson, Arizona USA

Painting a HAF

Postby DL13 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:42 pm

Hi guys, I am going to buy another HAF 932 and paint it the color you see in the pic, now the HAF I got now is a test to see if liquid mask works on the case with out pulling the paint off and pulling the mask off easy, for the word HAF on the side of the case. Well as you can see the end results in the pic and I did get some paint in spots that shouldn't be at :oops: Like I sad it's only a test for the HAF I'm going to get in a month so I don't have to pull every thing out just yet, considering I finally got my ram back from a RMA and it's running smoothly now. So what do you guys think? I like it.
Image
Gigabyte MA790FXTA-UD5 / Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.41Mhz / Mushkin 2X2GB 1333 / XFX 5870 1GB / Cooler Master HAF 932 / Win 7 Pro 64 / ACER G24 LCD 24"
Image

User avatar
InspectahACE
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1765
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Las Vegas

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby InspectahACE » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:38 am

stealin my ideas eh? :P j/k (I was going to do blue but changed my mind on it, wish i didn't in a way)...i was gonna do the HAF lettering but i said screw it and painted over it. ..it will look nice tho when you do it....not sure if you're drilling out the rivets or painting over them, but if you do remove them, be sure to put something between the rivet gun and the case when riveting it together again. Should reduce the chips if the rivet gun pops and hits the paint(happened on mine a few times).
i7 3930K @ 3.8 Ghz | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | Asus GTX TITAN SLI | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-1866 | Corsair H100i | Corsair Force GT 90 GB SSD | 2x Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD | 450GB VelociRaptor | Sound Blaster Z | Corsair AX1200i PSU | Logitech G502 | Logitech G810| CM HAF-932 Black Edition | BenQ Zowie XL2730 27" monitor | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

User avatar
KnightRid
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3515
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:21 am
Location: Dallastown, PA

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby KnightRid » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:29 am

Nice - did you brush or spray? I was thinking of using a small model brush and painting mine wiht the glow-in-the-dark stuff or else some UV paint.

Mike
Cigar Blog I review for - http://www.stogiereview.com

User avatar
DL13
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 491
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:36 pm
Location: Tucson, Arizona USA

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby DL13 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:51 am

InspectahACE wrote:stealin my ideas eh? :P j/k (I was going to do blue but changed my mind on it, wish i didn't in a way)...i was gonna do the HAF lettering but i said screw it and painted over it. ..it will look nice tho when you do it....not sure if you're drilling out the rivets or painting over them, but if you do remove them, be sure to put something between the rivet gun and the case when riveting it together again. Should reduce the chips if the rivet gun pops and hits the paint(happened on mine a few times).

What did you use for the rivet gun? I plan to tack it apart to paint the inside.
Gigabyte MA790FXTA-UD5 / Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.41Mhz / Mushkin 2X2GB 1333 / XFX 5870 1GB / Cooler Master HAF 932 / Win 7 Pro 64 / ACER G24 LCD 24"
Image

User avatar
DL13
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 491
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:36 pm
Location: Tucson, Arizona USA

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby DL13 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:04 am

KnightRid wrote:Nice - did you brush or spray? I was thinking of using a small model brush and painting mine wiht the glow-in-the-dark stuff or else some UV paint.

Mike

I used spray paint. first I used liquid mask to out line the letters. Use UV paint, glow-in-the-dark stuff is only one color and it's ugly.
Gigabyte MA790FXTA-UD5 / Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.41Mhz / Mushkin 2X2GB 1333 / XFX 5870 1GB / Cooler Master HAF 932 / Win 7 Pro 64 / ACER G24 LCD 24"
Image

User avatar
InspectahACE
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1765
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Las Vegas

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby InspectahACE » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:19 pm

DL13 wrote:What did you use for the rivet gun? I plan to tack it apart to paint the inside.



I found out AFTER i riveted everything back together, but you could use a portion of a sandwich bag as a "washer" so to say..or something that is not too thick, but thick enough to protect it.(don't over tighten the screws either). The other thing is, sliding the hard drive carriers back into place was a PITA. you could bend the empty ones into place without too much paint damage tho. I let the full 7 days pass on the paint to cure, and I still had some issues with the paint chipping in some tiny spots.(False advertising if you ask me) So you might end up with some chips anyway. I did go to Michael's to get some very small fine art brushes to fix the chips. You will still know bout them, but nobody who looks will even notice
i7 3930K @ 3.8 Ghz | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | Asus GTX TITAN SLI | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-1866 | Corsair H100i | Corsair Force GT 90 GB SSD | 2x Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD | 450GB VelociRaptor | Sound Blaster Z | Corsair AX1200i PSU | Logitech G502 | Logitech G810| CM HAF-932 Black Edition | BenQ Zowie XL2730 27" monitor | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

User avatar
InspectahACE
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1765
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Las Vegas

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby InspectahACE » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:23 pm

Oh yea...if you do paint the bay fasteners(where the disc drive would go)....be careful on how you do those. They are very hard to get back without paint damage to the case or to themselves(was for me anyway). I managed to only get 4 back on because of that. Nothing an art brush bathed the same color can't fix tho
i7 3930K @ 3.8 Ghz | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | Asus GTX TITAN SLI | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-1866 | Corsair H100i | Corsair Force GT 90 GB SSD | 2x Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD | 450GB VelociRaptor | Sound Blaster Z | Corsair AX1200i PSU | Logitech G502 | Logitech G810| CM HAF-932 Black Edition | BenQ Zowie XL2730 27" monitor | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

User avatar
DL13
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 491
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:36 pm
Location: Tucson, Arizona USA

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby DL13 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:32 pm

Cool, I'll keep all that in mind when it comes to painting. If the price is still at $139.99 on the 1st of Dec I'm going to buy another HAF just for the job.
Thanks again, I'll post some pic once I'm don.
Gigabyte MA790FXTA-UD5 / Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.41Mhz / Mushkin 2X2GB 1333 / XFX 5870 1GB / Cooler Master HAF 932 / Win 7 Pro 64 / ACER G24 LCD 24"
Image

i_timotheus
Legit User
Legit User
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:24 pm

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby i_timotheus » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:38 pm

the HAF is a great case, nice work btw

User avatar
DL13
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 491
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:36 pm
Location: Tucson, Arizona USA

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby DL13 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:31 pm

i_timotheus wrote:the HAF is a great case, nice work btw

Thanks, I'm not don thou as I haven't had a chance to do much of any thing lately and bin doing a lot of work to my Jeep.
Gigabyte MA790FXTA-UD5 / Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.41Mhz / Mushkin 2X2GB 1333 / XFX 5870 1GB / Cooler Master HAF 932 / Win 7 Pro 64 / ACER G24 LCD 24"
Image

User avatar
Optix
Legit Enthusiast
Legit Enthusiast
Posts: 43
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:42 pm
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby Optix » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:28 pm

InspectahACE wrote:you could use a portion of a sandwich bag as a "washer" so to say..or something that is not too thick, but thick enough to protect it.

Thanks for the tip. Sorry if this derails the thread but I have heard about a few people using low profile machine screws. Any experience on them? What kind I should look for? If they will even work as well?

Nivekt
Legit User
Legit User
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:13 pm

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby Nivekt » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:25 pm

I like! Good work.

Eikast
Legit User
Legit User
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:15 pm

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby Eikast » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:37 pm

Nice paint job

User avatar
DL13
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 491
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:36 pm
Location: Tucson, Arizona USA

Re: Painting a HAF

Postby DL13 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:55 pm

Eikast wrote:Nice paint job

Nivekt wrote:I like! Good work.

Thanks guys.
Gigabyte MA790FXTA-UD5 / Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.41Mhz / Mushkin 2X2GB 1333 / XFX 5870 1GB / Cooler Master HAF 932 / Win 7 Pro 64 / ACER G24 LCD 24"
Image


Return to “Modding”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest