I'm painting my SGI cases. What is the best paint?

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Sean4000
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I'm painting my SGI cases. What is the best paint?

Unread postby Sean4000 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:16 pm

I'm beginning my painting process for my Fuel and soon my Octane2. What is the best paint to use for airbrushing inferno red on a fuel and hand painting fine details onto the sides of an octane 2?

Would royal red automotive paint from porsche be a good solution?
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:Fuel: 900Mhz, 4GB of RAM, 80GB Intel SSD with adapter, V12.
:Octane2: Chasis, Xbow 1.4, motherboard, Cherokee PSU. See below.

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:Tezro: Quad 1Ghz, V12 graphics, 8GB RAM.
:Octane2: Looking for V12 graphics, 8GB RAM, and Dual 600Mhz.
:Fuel: M-audio card.
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Re: Best paint to paint a case with?

Unread postby SAQ » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:51 pm

That's similar to what the famous "Corvette 9000s" from HP used. The downside would be (a) make sure it's compatible with the SGI plastics (SGI uses styrene) and (b) note that it will be more delicate than a powder coating such as is used on many mid-to-heavy-duty computer cases.
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Re: Best paint to paint a case with?

Unread postby jan-jaap » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:54 am

I just hope you're not foolish enough to paint the Crimson!
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Re: Best paint to paint a case with?

Unread postby SAQ » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:28 pm

Modelbuilders/model train people are often good resources for painting plastic.
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Re: Best paint to paint a case with?

Unread postby kubatyszko » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:33 pm

jan-jaap wrote:I just hope you're not foolish enough to paint the Crimson!


I think he's gonna airbrush his avatar on every SGI box :P
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Re: Best paint to paint a case with?

Unread postby Sean4000 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:34 pm

jan-jaap wrote:I just hope you're not foolish enough to paint the Crimson!



Oh God no! LOL. That baby will be scrubbed back to its original Jurassicness once I get the front panel and lower side skirts.
HAVE:
:Fuel: 900Mhz, 4GB of RAM, 80GB Intel SSD with adapter, V12.
:Octane2: Chasis, Xbow 1.4, motherboard, Cherokee PSU. See below.

WANT:
:Tezro: Quad 1Ghz, V12 graphics, 8GB RAM.
:Octane2: Looking for V12 graphics, 8GB RAM, and Dual 600Mhz.
:Fuel: M-audio card.
:Indigo2: 250Mhz, 1GB RAM, Newer purple version.

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Re: I'm painting my SGI cases. What is the best paint?

Unread postby Sean4000 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:08 pm

This is a rough draft of the octane 2 paint job. I plan on continuing the jungle growth pattern around the sides and stylizing the dinosaurs to fit in with the lighting conditions.
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HAVE:
:Fuel: 900Mhz, 4GB of RAM, 80GB Intel SSD with adapter, V12.
:Octane2: Chasis, Xbow 1.4, motherboard, Cherokee PSU. See below.

WANT:
:Tezro: Quad 1Ghz, V12 graphics, 8GB RAM.
:Octane2: Looking for V12 graphics, 8GB RAM, and Dual 600Mhz.
:Fuel: M-audio card.
:Indigo2: 250Mhz, 1GB RAM, Newer purple version.

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Re: I'm painting my SGI cases. What is the best paint?

Unread postby Ryan Fox » Wed May 09, 2012 1:31 am

Sean4000 wrote:This is a rough draft of the octane 2 paint job. I plan on continuing the jungle growth pattern around the sides and stylizing the dinosaurs to fit in with the lighting conditions.

Quite bold ^^


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Re: I'm painting my SGI cases. What is the best paint?

Unread postby scottE » Thu May 10, 2012 12:28 am

Sean4000 wrote:This is a rough draft of the octane 2 paint job. I plan on continuing the jungle growth pattern around the sides and stylizing the dinosaurs to fit in with the lighting conditions.


That could be awesome. When you stylize the dinosaurs, consider putting feathers on them!
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