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    Default Paint type and color for the typical "beige" box

    I am sure this has been asked here before, but I can't find it if it has. At any rate, I have a run of the mill beige AT box that I am building my 486 into, but the thing has quite a few rust spots on it from long term storage. I can brush all of the rust off, but then the surface is not that great, so I want to re-paint it. I am not really sure what kind of paint to use, especially if i want to get the same or similar texture of old cases.

    Any suggestions?

    Or should I forget painting it and just look for a local place to powder coat it for me?

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    See recent thread 73766.

    And in that, post #4 points to some earlier threads.

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    We always called it "string".

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    Quote Originally Posted by modem7 View Post
    See recent thread 73766.

    And in that, post #4 points to some earlier threads.
    Thanks, I did find that, but this is for a generic tower case, not an IBM 51xx machine. The colors are slightly different I think (though I've not put them side by side tbh).

    IBM 5160 - 360k, 1.44Mb Floppies, NEC V20, 8087-3, 45MB MFM Hard Drive, Vega 7 Graphics, IBM 5154 Monitor running MS-DOS 5.00
    IBM PCJr Model 48360 640kb RAM, NEC V20,, jrIDE Side Cart, 360kb Floppy drives running MS-DOS 5.00
    Evergreen Am5x86-133 64Mb Ram, 8gb HDD, SB16 in a modified ATX case running IBM PC-DOS 7.10

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    Take a chip to Lowe's or Home Depot and get an exact match in seconds. They have paint computers there.
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