Extreme Prometeia Case Painting Service
Published: 7th September 2006 | Source: EPUK | Price: |Introduction
Up until now case painting is something often only attempted by the most avid of case modders among us. Painting a case can be a tricky business, and to get it done correctly often requires a lot of time and expensive tools.
However, the end result from a well resprayed case can be amazing, and most people will be in awe of your unique enclosure that breaks away from the dull black and silver units that fill the market.
Enter Extreme Prometeia, a company that has focused on specialist PC projects for the niche market since in 1994. Traditionally offering radical high-end PC systems based around Prometeia phase change systems built into custom modified Lian Li cases, EP-UK has recently expanded its list of services to include powder coating.
Powder coating is quite different to the usual method of spray painting, and actually offers a lot more flexibility. The basic principle behind powder coating is that the paint is applied to the part in powder form, and then baked at high temperatures of around 600°c which causes the powder to melt and adhere to the part. For obvious reasons this means that powder coating cannot be performed on any part incapable of withstanding high temperatures.
The major advantage of powder coating is that it can be evenly applied to all internal and external parts of a case by electrostatically charging the powder. This means that the powder has the ability to be sprayed around corners allowing for all the hidden parts of your case internals to get a thorough coating. A powder coated finish is also VERY tough and considerably harder to scratch or chip than a traditional spray painted finish.
The lucky case receiving a makeover today is my very own Silverstone TJ03 Aluminium tower. I originally bought this case for a 'no bling' water cooling project I was working on, but after hearing about Extreme Prometeia's services, just had to send it away for them to work their magic on.
So what colour should we go for? Well after days of looking at colour swatches and posting polls in the OC3D forums, I finally came to the decision that I wanted red - Ferrari red to be precise. In addition to this, I was also going to leave certain parts of the case black for a contrasting scheme.
For a full list of available colours and discussion of tailored requirements contact [email protected].
Good packaging is a must, so be sure to use plenty of bubble wrap, tape and other packaging when sending your case to avoid any damage from the courier complicating your powder coating job.