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OMG! This looks great!!!

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by sinnedone View Post

Looks very very nice in black. good job on that. thumb.gif
So whats next?

Thanks! The next step will be to work on the light panel. Idk how though because it is so utterly cold in the garage and I need to use the table saw for the acrylic. Going to have to use gloves I guess!

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Next time you're soldering the wires together add a little flux to both sides first and tin them (put a little solder onto both ends of the bare wire) as this will make it much much easier to get a good contact and will also look much cleaner smile.gif Also make sure that your soldering iron tip is really clean because if it's dirty it wont transfer the heat as easily to the wires thus the solder wont flow as you want it. thumb.gif
Example of the tinning process below randomly ripped from google

Thanks! What I do is let my soldering iron heat about for about 30 mins. Then, I clean the tip with an old sponge, did it into some liquid flux and then melt some solder onto the tip. I then shake the soldering iron to get the excess off. Then when I try to solder wires, I get the tip really close to the wire and melt solder from the tip onto the wire. It's doesn't really get into the wire all that much because it's only on the surface. I will try heating up the wire instead.

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Yeah next time hold the iron directly onto the wires after tinning them and the solder which is already on them should melt and make it much easier to add more to make it stronger. It just takes practice. Up untill 2 months ago I hadn't soldered in my life but after getting my new job I've been soldering every single day and it certainly gets easier smile.gif

Forgot to say props on the build so far looks absolutely lush, can't wait to see it all finished thumb.gif
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I'm speechless on how this has turned out thumb.gif +rep
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Sweet job so far man! I really like how well that paint job turned out. biggrin.gif Every time I read this thread it makes me want to get started on mine.
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Build looks great powder coated. Nice job for sure. Can't wait to see it with scuba gear on.
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Yeah man just heat the wire (time depends on wattage but usually 3-10 seconds) and touch the solder to the wire and the heated wire will litterally suck the solder onto it.

Also for keeping the iron tip clean i use an old utility knife blade and scraped the gunk off follwed by a quick wipe on wet cloth/sponge.

you should also keep the tip of the iron tinned for best results.
   
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Looks good.
Edited by dushan24 - 11/18/12 at 6:18pm
    
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Yeah next time hold the iron directly onto the wires after tinning them and the solder which is already on them should melt and make it much easier to add more to make it stronger. It just takes practice. Up untill 2 months ago I hadn't soldered in my life but after getting my new job I've been soldering every single day and it certainly gets easier smile.gif
Forgot to say props on the build so far looks absolutely lush, can't wait to see it all finished thumb.gif

Thanks! Slowly but surely it'll get finished!

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I'm speechless on how this has turned out thumb.gif +rep

Oh wow! Thanks for the rep! I hope you will like the finished product!

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Originally Posted by teh_HyDr0iD View Post

Sweet job so far man! I really like how well that paint job turned out. biggrin.gif Every time I read this thread it makes me want to get started on mine.

Well then get going! Make sure you do a build log too! thumb.gif

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Build looks great powder coated. Nice job for sure. Can't wait to see it with scuba gear on.

Christmas, that's when that will happen. I'll be getting some more money here in a few days so I can get another 7970. I've got all the parts dished out to different family members to buy for gifts. Makes it easier that way I think. Thanks for the comment!

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Originally Posted by sinnedone View Post

Yeah man just heat the wire (time depends on wattage but usually 3-10 seconds) and touch the solder to the wire and the heated wire will litterally suck the solder onto it.
Also for keeping the iron tip clean i use an old utility knife blade and scraped the gunk off follwed by a quick wipe on wet cloth/sponge.
you should also keep the tip of the iron tinned for best results.

Thanks for the tips! I'll be working on the PSU this weekend so I'm really eager to try out the new stuff I learned!

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Looks good.

Thanks!

Thanks for the comments guys! I really appreciate it!

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looking really really good jeffinslaw, cant wait to see the water loop
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This is exactly what I sub'd for. biggrin.gif
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