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Lookin good... should have had a window to begin with... so you are doing a great thing:thumb:
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looks like it should just be like that! Great skillz lmaosmiley.gif
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Thanks guys!

When I was looking at this case before I thought it would be cool if it didn't have the upper set of vents, so there could be a window. In my opinion, this case is geared more toward watercooling and therefor the optional door fans are not needed.

Well after a week of filling and sanding and more filling and sanding and painting, I'm almost there! Ther plastic frame if pretty much done, i"m just waiting for the satin black paint to cure before a light sanding and final coat. I've got the aluminum skin ready for primer also, so I heat up the can of white primer in a warm water bath. I find that the painting goes on more smoothly/evenly with warm paint compared to cold paint.

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Primer is applied. I used white primer instead of the black so that the orange color coat will not be darkened by the undercoat.

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I let the primer cure for about an hour, then sanded it with 1000 grit wet/dry paper. After that I wiped it with a slightly damp micro fiber cloth to remove all the dust. Here's what the hemi-orange Duplicolor engine enamel looks like after two coats. Sexy thumb.gif

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While that was drying, I completely dismantled the case as far as I could without drilling out any rivets. Don't worry, that's still coming!

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Then I grabbed a few parts that will also be orange and gave them a good sanding with 400 grit sandpaper for good adhesion of the primer. Then I taped off some sections that will remain black, and sprayed them with the white primer.

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Thanks for looking and your comments!
More to come- wink.gif
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Here's what the hemi-orange Duplicolor engine enamel looks like after two coats. Sexy thumb.gif
img0137yk.jpg

More to come- wink.gif


Looks a bit dark but that may be lack of lighting. But sexy non the less.

post #55 of 794
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Here's what it looks next to some black-

img0146ny.jpg

planned cutouts for the top and front panels- these should be easy to cut as I will just be able to use my jig-saw.

img0143tn.jpg

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So smooth, it looks like it came that way. I feel PC case are a lot like cars. You can mod to look crazy, and you can mod to make it look like it came that way. I know with my cars I never want someone to say, damn nice wheels, I want them to say, damn nice car. I feel modding to make it look stock is the way to go, but it is not an easy thing to do.
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Here's what it looks next to some black-
img0146ny.jpg

drool.gif Too sexy...
Can't wait to see it fully painted! thumb.gif
post #58 of 794
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drool.gif Too sexy...
Can't wait to see it fully painted! thumb.gif

Thanks J biggrin.gif
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So smooth, it looks like it came that way. I feel PC case are a lot like cars. You can mod to look crazy, and you can mod to make it look like it came that way. I know with my cars I never want someone to say, damn nice wheels, I want them to say, damn nice car. I feel modding to make it look stock is the way to go, but it is not an easy thing to do.

I agree. Maybe not completely stock looking, but I like mods to look professionally done like they could have been done at the factory. I mean not everything such as 'bling' mods, but for the most part I completely agree.

Thank you for taking the time to post your replies. It makes the extra time needed to make a build log worth it when I know that some people are interested and following the progression of the project.

I got the cutouts done in the top and front panel, and hand sanded them while watching a couple of movies. They're looking nice!
I'll try and get some pictures up tomorrow. cheers.gif
Edited by bob808 - 2/19/12 at 11:02pm
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I know the feeling, I'm not getting much love in my log. It helps when you have a case people like, Lian Li's just don't have the following they used to have.
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Here's what it looks next to some black-
img0146ny.jpg
planned cutouts for the top and front panels- these should be easy to cut as I will just be able to use my jig-saw.
img0143tn.jpg
img0144rk.jpg

That seems pretty red/orange
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