!nverse: A Highly Versatile Steam-Box Design

Kmpkt

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Feb 1, 2016
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You could paint the case white no problems, you just can't anodize it white. This case has an anodized finish.
 

zovc

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Jan 5, 2017
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There shouldn't be any reason you couldn't powder coat the case, which is generally the preferred/'premium' way of coloring a metal case. It's more likely to stick and last than paint, and you can often choose interesting multiple-stage powder coats that give different patterns or finishes.
 

iFreilicht

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Feb 28, 2015
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There shouldn't be any reason you couldn't powder coat the case, which is generally the preferred/'premium' way of coloring a metal case

The problem is that offering both powder coated and anodised finishes can become very expensive. Powder coats have a significant thickness, an anodisation layer doesn't, so close-fitting cutouts and reference edges might need different dimensions between the two versions. You end up with two slightly different SKUs, effectively reducing the cost advantage you get from higher order volumes.

Not saying it can't be done in general, but especially for a first run, only either of the two should be used.
 
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neocmetal

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One of the reasons I would like a white case is to get away from the VCR looking cases that you can purchase anywhere. Just my two cents.