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post #101 of 200
Wow. Look at all of those plastic shavings. It's like somebody ordered a serving of glass noodles (it's real. Go google).
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post #102 of 200
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Originally Posted by motorsportcfd View Post


Ah! I'll explain a little more. By using the negative (female/interior mold) you get a higher quality surface finish since the mold is polished to a shine. The resin smooths out along the mold leaving a nice finish much like the interior chassis panels.
Unfortunately, the two parts that I made this weekend are now junk. I rushed things and the primer stuck to the carbon fiber. doh.gif First time in 9 years that's ever happened to me, but it was a lesson to not be impatient. I'll make a new mold later this weekend.


Yupp that answered it. Too bad about the mold coming out bad.

 

You machining everything by hand?

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Thanks a lot guys! Your comments keep me really motivated to keep working. Today some of the fans arrived. I ordered (16) Gelid UV Wing 12 120mm, and (4) Gelid UV Wing 9 92mm fans to get started. The (16) Gelid 120mm fans are for the radiators in push/pull, the (4) Gelid 92mm fans are for the front box.

Check them out! I couldn't be happier with them! Excuse the cell-phone quality pic. I'll snap better pics this evening.

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20 Gelid UV Wing Fans by ApertureV, on Flickr
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Yupp that answered it. Too bad about the mold coming out bad.

You machining everything by hand?

Yeah, everything is being machined manually right now. I'm in the process of setting up my CNC mill for machining the GPU blocks and such.
Edited by motorsportcfd - 2/10/12 at 11:06am
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Holy computer fans Batman!
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Mother of god...although if this was really one of those extreme builds, there would be Sanyo or Servos or Deltas in this thing, and only those.

But anyways, wheee.gif
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AMAZING work... cant wait to see more. fake carbon fiber is lame, like wrapping your case in the 3M "carbon fiber" sticker.... but this carbon fiber is bad to the bone.
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somehow I feel like I insulted the OP with the fans thing.
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AMAZING work... cant wait to see more. fake carbon fiber is lame, like wrapping your case in the 3M "carbon fiber" sticker.... but this carbon fiber is bad to the bone.

I agree, I'm not a fan of the 3M Vinyl stuff. To me personally it doesnt achieve the full effect of real CF.
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somehow I feel like I insulted the OP with the fans thing.

Not offended at all mate. I went with the Gelid's due to their quality, airflow, silence, and UV reactivity. Wouldn't have gone with any other fan as those were the fans that best met my criteria.thumb.gif
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Mother of god...although if this was really one of those extreme builds, there would be Sanyo or Servos or Deltas in this thing, and only those.

But anyways, wheee.gif

I couldn't even imagine what that would be like with that many of any of those fans.

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