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Originally Posted by computerdude92;15181819 
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?

aluminum rust is white and tend to be powdery,
steel rust is reddish brown.

from your description, it sounds like the screws(expansion slot screws and cdrom screws) rusted over time.

if that's what's happening, you can take out the rusted screws and pretty much wipe the steel rust off the aluminum or sand it down alittle bit

rust itself does not promote more rust AFAIK. iron oxide(rust) itself is actually a fairly stable compound. what it DOES is it exposes the steel under the rust to moisture which allows more rust to form.
post #12 of 13
i had a case begin to rust in my garage as well. i sanded it briefly with some coarse grit sandpaper and then painted the entire chassis black with anti-rust paint... probably rust-oleum. (except the panels, which were fine. the top, bottom, and front is covered by plastic pieces.)

ill report back to this thread in 5 years and let you know how its going, so you can decide whether or not you want to do this. lol
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XSPC EX120 120mm Radiator Silverstone AP181 Fan Gentle Typhoon AP15 Windows 8 Professional x64 
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HP LP3065c DasKeyboard Ultimate Model S Seasonic X650 Silverstone TJ08B-E 
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post #13 of 13
i bet your case is aluminum, but the rust is from the screws, thats okay, just sandpaper the rust down and thatll leave a fresh layer of aluminum. Assuming the aluminum isnt coated, your good to go right after sanding off the surface rust
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