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Hey bob it is looking good!
I have a question about your paint. Did you use a clear coat? and how did you go about painting your case?
I'm working on my computer right now. If you want you can check out my build log here Anyways im following a guide but its such tedious work and by you it looks so simple.
I started with 220 grit wet sand to get the powder coat off then cleaned and dried.
• 2 in 1 primer and filler. Wet sand with 600. Clean and let Dry for 15mins.
• Paint first coat. Wait...2-3mins.
• Paint second coat to fill any missing spots and make a nice even coat.
• Let dry for a day or two.
• Wet sand lightly with 800 grit to remove any mistakes or orange peel.
• Clean and dry letting it sit for 15mins.
• Spray final two coats. Waiting at least 2-3mins between coats and making sure no mistake was made.
• Let dry for two days at least.
That is about where I am now. So much work but i know it will turn out nicely.
I'm using rustoleum glossy lobster orange thanks to you for your inspiration! rolleyes.gif
I'm afraid if I use clear coat it will turn out bad. Is your paint glossy? If you did apply clear coat it looks good. I just want to protect the paint job I worked so hard on is all.

Hey TG,
Thanks for the post boss! and I got to say that if your patient enough for all those painting steps, you're a better man than me. I really didn't do much prep at all with the exception of the doors, the psu cover, and the top sliding panel. I sanded the doors out of necessity as I did cutting on them and had to smooth out the cuts and figured I really needed a great paint job on them. Same with the top sliding panel. I sanded and filler/primered it after doing some bondo work. Most everything else, like the plastics, the motherboard tray, and 5.25 drive bay area, I didn't do any prep at all besides making sure they were clean and free of grease and oil.

I primered, then painted, then clearcoated. Some pieces I sanded or wetsanded between primer/paint, paint/clear, but some i did not if they looked smooth.

I absolutly do not have the patience to watch paint dry and it has screwed me over more than once haha.
I have been known to stick metal painted pieces in the oven on low heat to speed up the drying process redface.gif

Your method that you got from a guide here sounds like it should turn out great. I would definately reccomend using a clear coat. It seems to bring out the color and make them more vivid. Even if you don't want a high gloss, clear coats sometimes come in different finishes like eggshell or semi-gloss. Make sure that you test a small piece as one time I used a different brand of clear-coat and it made the paint bubble and wrinkle. I would hate to hear of your hard work getting ruined like that!


Here's what I have been working on tonight smile.gif

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Those two 8-pin cpu power cables were a pain in the butt! I still have some work to do, mainly making the cable to supply power to the molex plugs I have on the back side. I also have quite the mess going on the backside of the motherboard tray that needs tidying up. It's getting there though thumb.gif I need to 'train' the wires a bit better as I have some tangling/weaving in and out in the pci-e cables.

Let me know what you think!
Edited by bob808 - 6/20/12 at 11:52pm
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Beautiful start for a new day here in Europe!thumb.gif
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This mod continues to look fantastic! Great work Bob! thumb.gif
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Bob looking at that shot of your res. has shown me that the front HD bracket next to the 200mm fan needs to go. Like always, great PNW job bob.
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I think you have MOTM in the bag!
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I think you have MOTM in the bag!

This for sure, got my vote thumb.gif
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Thanks guys! I just got home and am going to get to work as soon as I get cleaned up.
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I decided to split the 5 molex power connections between 2 cables.
I started out with a 4-plug strip and cut off the 3rd connection and soldered the wires together. I wanted the extra length between the 2nd and 3rd connection anyway.

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Then I sleeved the cables when the plug ends were off of the wires.

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Using a diagram that I drew up earlier, I inserted the cables into the correct places in plugs.
One down, one to go!

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These last couple cables have to be all black, as I have used up the 30m of orange sleeve that I ordered. No biggie as these will be on the back side of the motherboard tray.
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Nice sleeving work bob redface.gif
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Mods, forgive my crude language. But I just jizzed my pants!
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