I'm a newbie here and just got a Dr. Boogie Mesa Boogie and Marshall JCM800 emulator kit. The enclosure box that came with the kit (1590BB) is plain aluminium. I would like to paint this either metallic silver, black or red (not sure of my final color yet.)
How can I prepare these boxes for painting? Someone told me that I cannot just paint over the boxes but have to "prime" coat them first. Is it better to use spray paint, oil or enamel based paint? How many coats should be applied??
One thing that I am concerned about is that the paint will wear off or chip off the box after being stepped on several times. How do pedal manufactures paint their boxes and get them to remain intact by the consumer??