Painting/Re-finishing computer cases...

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Sat Sep 13 12:50:15 1997

On Sat, 13 Sep 1997, John Ruschmeyer wrote:

> >> Here is something new:
> >>
> >> I just read a newsgroup post about a (somewhat) poor soul who has
> >> gotten a PET 2001 with a rusty case looking for re-finishing/painting
> >> suggestions. I suggested he subscribe here and ask for help.
> >
> >For a real pro job, powdercoating is the only way to go. Sandblast the
> >old paint job off and take it into the nearest powdercoater. Powdercoating
> >will also yield a surface texture that's real close to the
> >original one.
> I take it that powdercoating is what gives a computer case that "textured"
> feel? Out of curiousity, why do the manufacturers use this (as opposed to
> straight enamel on metal, like an automobile)?
> <<<John>>>
Not necessarily, John. It can be quite smooth and shiny. It is the
normal standard for re/finishing aluminum patio furniture amongst other
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