Extreme Prometeia Case Painting Service

The Final Result

The Final Result

The estimated turnaround for most powder coating jobs is 5 days providing everything goes without a hitch. Unfortunately my case was subject to a couple of issues that held up the powder coating process. The mesh window seen on page #1 which was installed by another case modification website had been held in place with glue, going against my wishes to have it held in place with screws. This meant that the panel could not be powder coated as the glue would have melted during the baking process, ruining the powder coated finish.

After arranging for a new side panel to be sent to Extreme Prometeia, everything progressed swiftly and in 4 days, the following package arrived on my doorstep....

Extreme Prometia Box Extreme Prometia

Obviously intent on putting my packaging job to shame, EP-UK went to the extra effort of padding out the box with numerous air cushions to make absolutely sure that none of the panels would rattle around during transit.

It wasn't long before I'd emptied the box and ripped all of the packaging off. So without further ado...the money shots..

Extreme Prometeia Powder Coating Extreme Prometeia Powder Coating

Extreme Prometeia Powder Coating Extreme Prometeia Powder Coating

The colour and cover of the panels was in a word: Excellent. You may notice a slight 'Orange Peel' effect on the surface of the panels, but this is purely down to the nature of Powder Coating. What you need to remember is that Powder Coating is MUCH more durable than any other kind of painted finish, and is ideal for computer cases which are likely to take the odd knock or scratch during their travels to LAN parties.

Silverstone TJ03 Red Silverstone TJ03 Red

Silverstone TJ03 Red Silverstone TJ03 Red

Silverstone TJ03 Red Silverstone TJ03 Red

Putting the case back together it was clear to see that I'd made the right choice with the colour. The black front contrasts great against the bright red paintwork. You may be wondering why I don't currently have a plexiglass window on my side panel..well its currently away at EP-UK being modded to accept a 7" touchscreen TFT! Maybe I'm slightly biased, but I love the new look of this case. Why don't you let me know your opinions in our forums?

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07-09-2006, 13:25:26

JN
"Ever get bored of that plain silver or black case? Dream of respraying it in an outrageous colour? Today we test out Extreme Prometeia's affordable powder coating service on one of our cases."



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07-09-2006, 13:26:48

Hyper
Very nice Jim.

So how much did it cost to spraw the whole case ?

07-09-2006, 13:27:34

FragTek
Wow now that's fantastic! Another extreme product and review. Great one Jim. I wonder who here in the states specializes in that...

07-09-2006, 13:28:54

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyper
Very nice Jim.

So how much did it cost to spraw the whole case ?
Outside of the case is 90 (excl VAT). You can have the inside+outside done for a little bit more, and can even have them in different colours

07-09-2006, 18:04:20

kimandsally
Hi there I'm not too sure but I think I have something wrong with my IE7 browser, the only pictures I can see on the review are the ones with the box with the parts covered in bubble wrap, are there other pictures and if so any idea what's stopping me viewing them?

Thanks

07-09-2006, 18:13:23

FarFarAway
Umm I'm not sure. There's pages 2 and 3......

07-09-2006, 18:44:22

Rastalovich
I have to be honest, if your some1 who has to have a pimped casing/interior - those prices are quite alot less than I imagined.

07-09-2006, 18:48:54

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich
I have to be honest, if your some1 who [I]has[/I'] to have a pimped casing/interior - those prices are quite alot less than I imagined.
If I didn't have to toally deconstruct my case to get it done, I would get the interior painted

07-09-2006, 19:15:34

kimandsally
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Umm I'm not sure. There's pages 2 and 3......
I can see the pictures on page 2 in the box with bubble wrap but no pictures on page 3.

07-09-2006, 20:56:27

FarFarAway
Page 2 has all the pics on it. I just checked in IE and it's fine.

Maybe clear your cache and refresh?

08-09-2006, 01:27:28

JN
Hi KimandSally,

Can you please let me know if this is still a problem, or has been fixed by clearing ourt your temp internet files?

Thanks

08-09-2006, 05:22:56

masterblaster
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Outside of the case is 90 (excl VAT). You can have the inside+outside done for a little bit more, and can even have them in different colours
very nice job but is it only me that thinks the 90 + VAT is a little expensive?

For that price I'd have a go myself with aerosols, laquer and wet n dry.

08-09-2006, 05:29:52

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by masterblaster
very nice job but is it only me that thinks the 90 + VAT is a little expensive?

For that price I'd have a go myself with aerosols, laquer and wet n dry.
Compared with other sites its very cheap (i've seen 200+ for a spray job). Also dont forget this is powder coating and not painting - you can take a hammer to this paint job and it won't chip.

08-09-2006, 06:56:09

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by masterblaster
very nice job but is it only me that thinks the 90 + VAT is a little expensive?

For that price I'd have a go myself with aerosols, laquer and wet n dry.
Powder coating and 2 Pack are probably the hardest wearing paints period. Definitely very hard to scratch/chip, as opposed to regular enamel. Jim has motivated me now to get mine done, although, I may go the 2 pack road because I don't have access to a baking oven and it requires less layers.

08-09-2006, 07:29:30

FragTek
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Powder coating and 2 Pack are probably the hardest wearing paints period. Definitely very hard to scratch/chip, as opposed to regular enamel. Jim has motivated me now to get mine done, although, I may go the 2 pack road because I don't have access to a baking oven and it requires less layers.
Please do tell what color ur thinking of mate... Or possible start a thread putting it to a vote perhaps?

08-09-2006, 07:51:59

PV5150
yeah I really dunno mate, because my new build is going to be light on with the case bling. An external and internal paint job will prevent it being just another aluminium 830 stacker. My project is called AquAus, but I don't want a horrid aqua colour...I hate aqua rofl. I'll have a look at some colour charts and put it to a forum vote on the the ones I really like.

08-09-2006, 07:56:34

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
yeah I really dunno mate, because my new build is going to be light on with the case bling. An external and internal paint job will prevent it being just another aluminium 830 stacker. My project is called AquAus, but I don't want a horrid aqua colour...I hate aqua rofl. I'll have a look at some colour charts and put it to a forum vote on the the ones I really like.
Its gotta be a darkish blue imo

08-09-2006, 08:27:37

masterblaster
a dark blue with metal flake...so retro 80's but sooooo cool

08-09-2006, 13:57:29

nathan
hehe, they use the same technique on car alloy wheels. looks really good!

10-09-2006, 14:36:10

kimandsally
Hi there now I've sorted my PC and can see the pictures I'm very impressed they sure do a fine job.
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