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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

except that the paint that came off was on aluminum, not plastic. Thanks for the tips though, I am always looking for painting tips as this was not the first problem I had when painting haha!
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Hey guys-
I was able to get a bit of work done yesterday. I took all the components out of my sig-rig since I will be moving them into the Cosmos II. Here are a couple shots of the Hal-9000 in the Cosmos 1000 case-

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As you can see, it was a black/red build on the inside so some changes have to be made. I find the black connector plate for the EK-Classified X58 chipset block and decide to make it my test piece. First I mask it off with some tape-

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Then I spray it with my Hemi orange paint to fill in the engraved lettering. Next I sand it down to get the orange paint off of the face of the piece. I didn't take any pictures of this... I used 220, 400, 800, and 1000 grit paper, all wet. Well the delrin or acetal didn't return to its original black color and was a lighter shade, so I sprayed it with some clear and that did the trick.

Here's how it turned out-

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I like how it turned out, so I do the same to the rest of the acetal top-half of the chipset block. Here's a picture of it taped and painted-

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Instead of sanding this one, I just used my fingernail to scrape off the paint before it was fully cured, then I clear coated it. I am pretty happy with the result-

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These Dominator ram sticks have served me well and are very fast with tight timings, (2000 MHz, 7-8-7-20 stock, 2133 6-7-6-18 was what I was able to get out of them) but the red heatsinks will not do.

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Using an allen wrench, I remove the top heat-sinks-

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I apply two light coats of orange to the heat-sinks. After letting them dry for an hour, I put them back on and here's what they look like now-

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Thankfully, the nickle EK blocks have held up great over the last three years and show no sign of flaking.

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There is a little bit of white-ish residue in the blocks as you can see in this picture. Originally, I didn't rinse out the radiators or anything before I put the loop into use. I used only distilled water and bitspower tru-silver (silver plated) fittings. I only changed the water two times in almost three years, so the residue is to be expected I suppose. It's probably flux and other stuff left over in the radiators from the manufacturing process. Anyways, it wiped right off with a rag, and was shiny nickle when I was done.

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Here is the top back installed. This is going to look sharp! This board is almost perfect fo my color scheme as the pci-e, ram slots, and the sata socket almost match the Hemi-orange color thumb.gif

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While I was at it, I took apart my Heat-Killer 3.0 block, cleaned it, and painted the stainless brackets and bolts black, and the springs orange. The black turned out very flat, and clashed with the shiny black waterblock, so I sprayed it with some clear, to add some semi-gloss.

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Originally, I had the center strip painted orange (the piece around the fittings) but it didn't look good, so I sprayed it black.

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That's it for now, but there's more to come!
Thanks for looking and as always, feel free to leave your comments and ideas.
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Looks great I'm not sure if I would have painted the CPU block but it looks good.
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post #304 of 794
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yeah I thought about taking it apart again, but figured a little more clear on the outside of the block wouldn't hurt. There is already a clear coat or lacquer on the block or it would've become tarmished by now. I'm doing some little bits of painting now and will update again a bit later.

happy easter OCN!
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WoW...very nice....I don't know if I would have the courage to sand the EK chipset block, but it turned out like straight out of the factory! thumb.gif
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Love the detail. I cant wait to see this finished ! Subbed of course.
   
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post #307 of 794
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heh I just watched vol. 6 episode 12 of Futurerama where Bender is overclocked and watercooled lol
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WoW...very nice....I don't know if I would have the courage to sand the EK chipset block, but it turned out like straight out of the factory! thumb.gif

Thank you!
I had to try it- plus I have the transparent red one if I messed this one up.
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Love the detail. I cant wait to see this finished ! Subbed of course.

Thanks for the sub smile.gif

OK. I got some more painting done.
I painted the i/o shield black on one side- here's before the primer/paint

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Here's the pci bracket for my soundcard painted, it was fake gold plated-

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more brackets and a few screws primered-

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look what the easter bunny brought me thumb.gif

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orange screws for gpu's

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Soundcard with newly painted slot-cover-

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Pieces drying in the sun. It was surprisingly nice out today smile.gif

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Those dual pcb (reference design) 295's with heatkiller waterblocks in the background are for sale by the way-
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227906/2nd-price-drop-2x-gtx-295s-dual-pcb-with-heatkiller-waterblocks-free-shipping/0_20

Here's my lapped i7-920 all clean and ready for some...

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all dry-

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Motherboard and cards installed smile.gif
I may move the soundcard either up or down, not sure which slot to put it in yet-
Does it make any difference?

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I sandpaper polished the 480 backplates to make 'em shiney and reflective-

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Here's the back as I have it now. notice the black i/o shield and slot covers and the orange gpu screws-

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With the door back on, it makes my board look like a m-atx haha. I cant wait until I get the rest of my stuff in the mail this week. Should have some good updates by next weekend instead of these little paint mods-

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I hope all you are having a nice easter! I'm getting ready to take the girls out to eat for dinner. I'm starving!
Edited by bob808 - 4/8/12 at 5:52pm
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Looking good. You notice how all or most of us like working near the frig ? Lol
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Enjoy your dinner! You deserve it! biggrin.gif Love the updates!
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