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I anticipate what is to come here, I love what I see, amazing work... I wish I was this gutsy to take apart a $350 case such as the Cosmos II biggrin.gif
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Check this out. If you haven't bought your fans yet you may want to soon.

 

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Yeah thanks! I saw that also today. I think we'll need at least one for the rear exhaust- $4 off and free shipping. to bad they're the 140mm or Lane could save a fistful of dollars. +rep to you animal.

I'm going to update here in a little bit, I have to uplaod the pics-
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So I bought some filler, primer, and satin black paint on my way home from work today-

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Before I started masking off part of the door panel, I realised I needed to get rid of the lip of this air vent since it's going away, so I use a flat razor to scrape it down-

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The abs plastic works pretty easily and soon I have it scraped flush-

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Covering up some of the door that doesn't need the filler coat -

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After that, I take it down to the basement and give it a good coat of filler-primer. While it dries, I figure I can start working on the aluminum skin of the door. I was thinking about cutting pieces of aluminum (out of the scrap) to fill in the vent hole that I am getting rid of, but then I would have to hire a welder and it seems like to much trouble, so I figure I can fill it myself.

I start by cutting a piece of fiberglass cloth that I had left over from a Celty anime helmet project that I made for my daughter ( http://www.overclock.net/t/858096/anime-manga-durarara-celty-helmet-project/0_20 ) -

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Then I taped it tight over the area that I want filled-

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Then I mixed up some runny knife grade epoxy- I should've scuffed up the aluminum, but I didn't think of it- damn paint fumes lol

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Then I forced it into the fiberglass using the putty knife. after that I placed some paper over the epoxied fiberglass, and placed some books on top to wiegh it down and keep things thin.

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so while the epoxy was drying, i went and grabbed the other part of the door from out of the paint booth (my basement heh). I grabbed a bowl of water and some 400 grit wet-dry paper and went to town. Here's what it looks like now, after the filler coat was sanded smooth.

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Now that has to dry, but the epoxy has cured, so I apply some body filler to the face of the door skin.

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and that's where the door stands as of now. Over three days later (mod-time) and the door is not even ready for paint hahaha.
Ah well, sometimes you just can't rush things. thats probably it for tonight, The wet-sanded door has to dry thouroughly, I might start sanding the door down, but pics wont come until later.

Thanks for looking and all your comments! thumb.gif
Edited by bob808 - 2/19/12 at 11:05pm
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Yeah thanks! I saw that also today. I think we'll need at least one for the rear exhaust- $4 off and free shipping. to bad they're the 140mm or Lane could save a fistful of dollars. +rep to you animal.
I'm going to update here in a little bit, I have to uplaod the pics-


 

Bummer. Didn't realize they where 140's. Wonder if you could get a hold of sales rep at Newegg and sweet talk them into get the deal for a "bulk" order of the 120's?

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Looks fantastic so far!
Keep up the good work, I'm looking forward to more! thumb.gif
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Thanks guys!
I was hella tired last night when I got home from work. I didn't get anything done except for a little bit of sanding, but I did manage to take a few pictures before I passed out.

Wet sanding the filled aluminum-
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Taping off the filtered vent slots in preparation for paint-
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Aluminum skin ready for filler-primer
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Backside of aluminum-
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I put the two pieces together for sanding, here's what it looks like now.
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The plastic door frame is ready for paint. I am going to use the spray filler on the skin at least one more time and block sand it some more. Then the skin will be primered with white in preparation for the orange color.

More to come!
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I thonk CM now has a model for a window for it thumb.gif
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