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Not much of an update but I was able to get some very sticky 3m speed tape for puttimg the doors back together. the only bummer is thet the smallest I could get is 1" wide and I need some 3/8" strips. either i will cut a bunch of 3/8" pieces or maybe I can cut strips on wax paper or something. It only has backing on one side otherwise it would'nt be a problem.

I also bought a couple cans of clear paint for the doors, and one more cam of Hemi orange. Hopefully I'm done buyimg paint haha

I wetsanded the windowed door and sprayed two coats of clear on it. I'll let that cure until friday, then wetsand it again then a final clear-coat and hopefully it will look nice and deeply glossy. Then i can put that door back together and be done with it! Damn that will be nice smile.gif

I need to get rollin on the other door. My lights and the hot-swap cage will be here on Friday.
Edited by bob808 - 2/29/12 at 5:56pm
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Can i ask what size rivets you used and where to get them and a rivet gun?
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post #123 of 794
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sure- they are 1/8" aluminum rivets made by Arrow. I bought them at Lowes. Home depot also sells them, but they didn't have the white ones I wanted.
Both stores also sell rivet guns. they are normally in the tool corral in the same section with staple guns. rivets are about $5 per 100 and the rivet gun was around $15 iirc. cheers.gif

I've taken the hardware off the other door and separated the aluminum skin from the plastic. I also brought up the other door skin so the clear-coat will dry faster. It looks pretty damn good. It's a little richer than the rest of the orange painted pieces, but I expected that. I'll get some pictures up a bit later or tomorrow.

Edit: no pics tonight- in the process of removing the tape adheasive off of the right side door- man this stuff is hard to get off mad.gif
Edited by bob808 - 2/29/12 at 10:07pm
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post #124 of 794
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Hey!
yeah you-
I have some more pictures for your viewing plaesure heh

I was carrying up a couple of pieces of painted stainless mesh and noticed it mader a pretty sweet pattern and thougt it would be a neat pic-

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tracers man whoa!
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Here's the good stuff- $9 a roll- Its like a super sticky film.
Super thin without the backing.
Just what the doctor ordered-

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I also picked up a couple cans of clear coat spray,
one for each door- I sanded the aluminum real good with 400 grit before taking it off the plastic

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I put one of the mesh pieces on the bottom of the case.
I used super glue. seems to be holding great. I might re-enforce it with some silicone-

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them I carefully separated the same method as I did on the first one.
I have to finish cleaning off the tape residue off, but its getting there,

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I think now that I may have screwed up ordering 12" light tubes.
Just occured to me.. we'll see-
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You might want to look in to http://modelersbrand.com/ I just got some and these things are bright! I'm going to be doing a full review on them. They are a one man shop and his web site could use a make over but he's really good to work with and shipped my order same day. You will need to solder but looking at your case, I'm guessing you can handle that.

Here is a couple posts of it being used in a Trooper
http://www.overclock.net/t/1104349/the-official-cooler-master-storm-trooper-club/1360#post_16506856
http://www.overclock.net/t/1104349/the-official-cooler-master-storm-trooper-club/1500#post_16561547
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post #126 of 794
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That stuff looks like it would work great- thanks for the link! You have been repped kind sir!

I've got 2 coats of primer on the right side door, and am getting ready to wet sand the clear coat on the left side door with some 1500 grit paper.
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I'll get a pic of the amber in a min, it almost looks orange and with how bright they are, you could cover them with vinyl to make them more orange.


It's not the greatest pic but it'll give you a good idea of the color.
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Here are some more pics of the stuff
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So you can add a side window on the Cosmos II!?!?!?! How much do you think it would cost to get it done at a place like ace hardware?
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So you can add a side window on the Cosmos II!?!?!?! How much do you think it would cost to get it done at a place like ace hardware?

Please read the whole build log before making posts like this..... the OP spent a great deal of time planning his window mod, and an equal amount of time executing it well. If you'd like to know how to do it, read some of the earlier posts in this thread.

Assuming a place like ACE hardware would have the knowledge or drive to do this well is insulting to the OP.

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Please read the whole build log before making posts like this..... the OP spent a great deal of time planning his window mod, and an equal amount of time executing it well. If you'd like to know how to do it, read some of the earlier posts in this thread.
Assuming a place like ACE hardware would have the knowledge or drive to do this well is insulting to the OP.
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I took it more as what would the tools needed cost thumb.gif
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