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    Around here I'd guess 20-30 € for blasting and powder coating for a simple part like that. I got a bicycle frame + fork done for 50 € and that was already somewhat labor-intensive with all the masking and other stuff that was required.

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    Hi,

    I am restoring it for the fun of doing something myself. Learning how to fix stuff.

    I found this on Ebay europe: "HB Body P360 2k HS Primer" color grey
    Link english: https://www.hbbody.com.gr/product/?pid=198
    Link ebay: https://www.ebay.fr/itm/153612135633?ul_noapp=true

    I am thinking for now of just spraying with this. First I will do only the big scratches 1 or 2 times and then the entire case.

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    I used some spray paint on my 5170 and it said something about chalk on the can. It couldn't have turned out better and has a soft chalk type feel to it. I think I still have the can in my garage if you want to know the brand/type.

    edit - here it is with some pictures:

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...highlight=5170

    I used some hobby store acrylic paint on the front plastic bezel too.

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    Powder coating can be done at home, you need a special sprayer (harbor freight $70) an air compressor and a full size oven

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    Quote Originally Posted by alank2 View Post
    I used some spray paint on my 5170 and it said something about chalk on the can. It couldn't have turned out better and has a soft chalk type feel to it. I think I still have the can in my garage if you want to know the brand/type.

    edit - here it is with some pictures:

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...highlight=5170

    I used some hobby store acrylic paint on the front plastic bezel too.
    Does this Rust-oleum Chalked spray leaves traces on your hand when touched? Is it well glued to the the surface? Is it easy to scratch it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onre View Post
    This is widely available and cheap, but can't be done at home.
    You can do power coating at home, it just is expensive to do and impractical if you're only going to do one part.

    You can get the paint powder and electrostatic gun for a couple hundred dollars, the problem is the oven to bake the paint.

    Hobbyist powder coaters usually build a custom cabinet with heat elements, but if you have a small part, you can get away with a toaster oven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiGaBiTe View Post
    You can do power coating at home, it just is expensive to do and impractical if you're only going to do one part.

    You can get the paint powder and electrostatic gun for a couple hundred dollars, the problem is the oven to bake the paint.

    Hobbyist powder coaters usually build a custom cabinet with heat elements, but if you have a small part, you can get away with a toaster oven.
    or you can just man up and use the cooking oven

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtherabbit View Post
    or you can just man up and use the cooking oven
    I mean if you want toxic substances stuck to every surface of your oven, and blown throughout your house, feel free to join the video card baking club.

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