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Those fans are sweet! Can't wait to see them painted.....But what I am really impatient to see are your copper tubing skills! thumb.gif
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I love my Cougar fans too, great performance/db ratio
and they look great
id love em if they were a bit more orange tho.
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Sub'ed
just finished my haf 922 mod
i ll start on cosmos 2 in few days
i ll 'snatch' some of ur ideas later
hope u dont mind
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Sub'ed
just finished my haf 922 mod
i ll start on cosmos 2 in few days
i ll 'snatch' some of ur ideas later
hope u dont mind

where is ur haf log?
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just open a worklog for it
it s half completed already
so u will see a wall of pictures
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I love walls of pics smile.gif
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I got the fan blades painted last night.
After popping the blades out of their housing, I taped off the spindles and magnets on the backside of the blades-

img0685mp.jpg

Then I took them down to the basement and sprayed them with my Hemi Orange engine enamel spraypaint. I let them dry for an hour after painting one side with 3 light coats, with about 5 minutes between coats. Then I flipped them over and painted the other side of the blades and let them dry until I got home from work tonight. Here's what they look like painted, there is one unpainted fan for comparison-

img0688kx.jpg

Finally, I removed the rubber sound-dampening pads from the corners of the frames, only on the side that faces the inside of the case, so between the case and fan, they are still there. They look great!

img0690wp.jpg

Parts from Performance Pcs and Sidewinder whould be arriving early next week. More to come- stay tuned!
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post #298 of 794

Fans look good. I think I liked the original color more, I know they match the case but it's too red for my liking. Do it look that red in person?

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Neat job with the fans bob thumb.gif
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Thanks for the suggestions guys- I'll do some tests and look into it.
I drilled some holes for attaching the window. I had to be careful as clearances are pretty tight, so I put some tape on the painted side of the door, and drew some lines and points. Next, I put the door together and inserted the acrilic window and taped it to the aluminum skin to prevent it from moving. Then I grabbed my trusty Makita cordless drill and drilled 12 holes for bolts (3 for each side).
Clearance is tight for the nuts, but it fits-
img0261l.jpg
When I removed the tape, this setback happened. I guess I should've used blue tape instead of the green, but I didn't have any...
img0263v.jpg
Not that big of a deal, I'll just sand it smooth and paint it again, but the paint should've stuck better than that. I used the same brand primer and paint, and cleaned the sanding dust off good.. maybe the 1000 grit sandpaper i used to smooth the primer didn't leave enough for the paint to grab onto.. who knows?

I know.

This happened because u didn't use plastic adhesion promoter. as an Airbrush painter trust me that anything plastic needs this , If you don't want this happening to you again you need plastic adhesion promoter. Best one I've used is BULLDOG but there's other brands like dupli color.

so the order of your painting should be

1. prepair and sand
2.adhession promoter
3.primer and sand again if needed
4.paint
5. clear coat (this is needed)

Here is a little link to know a little more about this subject
http://www2.dupont.com/Automotive/en_US/products_services/paintCoatings/plasticExterior.html
Edited by SoundWorks3D - 4/7/12 at 3:47am
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