Looking for decorative paints

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I'm building an audio amplifier for my computer system and I was thinking of paints. I've been out of the loop for a while, so what's everyone's favorite paint?

It's a rectangular aluminum box, and I will probably paint it dark, although light is not out of the question. I was thinking of that crackle paint that is gold underneath and black on top with fissures in it that allow the gold paint to be seen, but I couldn't find any looking at the local hardware stores today. I'm also still looking for a nice looking power button (large, push button, 120VAC) and a volume knob.

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Hammered

Personally, I like the look of the Rust-Oleum Hammered finish paints. They also have the crackle finish you were talking about on that site, as well as a bunch of other finishes.

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Have it anodized. BTW, wan

Have it anodized.

BTW, wanna share some info on the innards of that thing?

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Hammered

Hammered is one of my favorites too. It looks good, comes in a variety of colors and is fairly forgiving. I like it a lot.

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i also agree with the Hammere

i also agree with the Hammered look. Whatever you do, don't use the fleck stone paint. Though it gives a decent finish if done correctly, the removal of any tape lines will totally destroy the paint in that area. It also takes forever to dry. (Mine took at least 2 days)

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I've used fleckstone before.

I've used fleckstone before. It's OK. It works much better if you coat it with a clear enamel after it dries fully.

But I'm looking for something different.

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OK

Dr. Webster wrote:

BTW, wanna share some info on the innards of that thing?

LM3876

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Paint n stuff

I've seen the crackel paint used before, it's pritty awsome, depending on the color combo. As for knobs n buttons, try your local Radio sHack.

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I used that stuff on my mount

I used that stuff on my mountain bike!! Looks cool, needs to be redone now, chips and what-not.

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