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So for fun I have been wanting to get into some modding on cases, for myself and friends. My main question is how would I fix the clear plexiglass into the cut holes I make? Any solid techniques would be great. Or some kind of glue or something, brands or type would be a big help.

Also good suppliers of the plastic sheets and such would be a bonus. I have looked around a bit already, but it never hurts to ask those with experience.
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Generally you cut the plexi larger than the hole in the case and bolt/glue it to the backside. You may want to pick up some rubber U-channel to clean up the look of the cut edge.
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Generally you cut the plexi larger than the hole in the case and bolt/glue it to the backside. You may want to pick up some rubber U-channel to clean up the look of the cut edge.

Good suggestion with the channeling. I had considered buffing the cut case holes and repaint them. I like your idea though, sounds easier lol. For the design I am going to do I think glue would be best.

Any suggestion on glue?

I was really hoping to actually fit the glass into the holes though. Make it more flush and all. Maybe I could make a sort of rim on the plastic to fit it on the inner side and still have it go flush on the outer.
post #4 of 10
I used 3M Clear Mounting Tape. Works great.

Getting the window flush with the case would be pretty difficult. I'd stick with the rubber u-channel. You can get it cheap from McMaster-Carr. Just search for 8510K11 on their site. They sell if for $0.39/ft. They don't quote shipping up front but for me it has usually been around $6 for most of my orders.

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Ya I would stick with the u-channel and bolts/glue....look at my case mod in my sig for my build log and my window I put in my case I used bolts and it came out really nice

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Ya I would stick with the u-channel and bolts/glue....look at my case mod in my sig for my build log and my window I put in my case I used bolts and it came out really nice
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Looks cool. I will probably go with the rubber channeling and glue. I still beg the question of what kind of glue. I looked through the build log but I didn't notice any specifics on that...as I am really tired and was about to head to bed when i head my email blip on my tablet. So i came to check what was on here lol. I have something very specific I am trying to do to the case and will do my own log as well when the time comes.

Also I am still trying to figure out where to get the plastic for a decent price. I found a few places so far, even Amazon has it.. so I may just get it from them.
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I get my clear acrylic from here: http://www.acrylite-shop.com/
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or you could get your acryclic from LOWES or Home Depot thats where i got mine all i didnt glue mine on i bolted it and the you could also get the U-channel and acrylic from www.mnpctech.com
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or you could get your acryclic from LOWES or Home Depot thats where i got mine all i didnt glue mine on i bolted it and the you could also get the U-channel and acrylic from www.mnpctech.com

mnpctech.com charges too much for the u-channel (6 feet for $0.67/ft + $9.99 shipping). You can get the exact same u-channel from McMaster-Carr ($0.39/ft +~$6 shipping for nearly as many feet as you would care to order) like I linked above. Last time I ordered 10ft from McMaster-Carr the total with shipping was $8.80.

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post #10 of 10
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Yea looking at my case That i have already, they actually did bolt it on as well. Probably the best route then.

I am really starting to think I should get a larger, more plain case to really cut into. I wanted to get a larger case anyway, for future add-ons and better spacing.
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