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I have this old aluminum mid tower case from the garage and there's numerous small rust spots around the screw holes in the case, especially by the drive bays and motherboard tray. If I were to build a system in it, would the rust corrode the equipment? Or am I fine with this one?
    
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Take a piece of sanDpaper to the rust to remove most of it to make it look better. Other than that i see no problems, just remove any of the flakes that may fall off into the case on the parts inside.
Edited by jammo2k5 - 10/4/11 at 7:30pm
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post #3 of 13
just get some 60-300 grit sandpaper.
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Thanks guys, I'll do that. smile.gif
    
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If it's rust (fe203), the case isn't aluminum. It should only form aluminum oxide, which is more of a hard layer that looks almost identical to aluminum itself.
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Originally Posted by jammo2k5;15182177 
Take a piece of sanepaper to the rust to remove most of it to make it look better. Other than that i see no problems, just remove any of the flakes that may fall off into the case on the parts inside.
so why wouldnt you use crazypaper?

lol like he said use sandpaper and get the rust off then spray it with some primer
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there's a bit of white colored corrosion with tiny spots of red

What IS crazypaper?
Edited by computerdude92 - 10/4/11 at 7:33pm
    
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tipless;15182324 
so why wouldnt you use crazypaper?

lol like he said use sandpaper and get the rust off then spray it with some primer

Fixed biggrin.gif Also on another note the info about the aluminium is right, if its rusty its not aluminium.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by computerdude92;15182376 
there's a bit of white colored corrosion with tiny spots of red

Rust does that. I've wokred in a body shop. When I got rid of the rust with sandpaper I had to use a special primer for it. but this is A PC. Just get rid of what you can as best as possible then go over it.
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post #10 of 13
If it's rust then the case is steel, If it's corrosion it's aluminum
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