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You would want to mask off anything that produces a lot of heat.

and pins...

Looks good though smile.gif
 
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You would want to mask off anything that produces a lot of heat.

So I guess plasti dipping just the mobo heatsinks is a bad idea? Correct me if I'm wrong but you did coat your heatsinks as well? Just got my dip & I'm ready to start painting like a madman biggrin.gif
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I know for a fact you should keep the heatsinks untouched, especially if you're overclocking. The rest of the board though I have no idea confused.gif

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So I guess plasti dipping just the mobo heatsinks is a bad idea? Correct me if I'm wrong but you did coat your heatsinks as well? Just got my dip & I'm ready to start painting like a madman biggrin.gif

You definitely can't do heatsinks. This stuff is an insulator. Best thing to do would be to pull off the heatsinks. Mask all of the hotter running components and all slots and connectors. Do your spraying. Pull off the masking tape. Apply your TIM then reinstall the heatsinks.
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So I guess plasti dipping just the mobo heatsinks is a bad idea? Correct me if I'm wrong but you did coat your heatsinks as well? Just got my dip & I'm ready to start painting like a madman biggrin.gif

I would suggest getting some high heat resistant paint to paint the heaktsinks. Just my 2cents.gif

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I know for a fact you should keep the heatsinks untouched, especially if you're overclocking. The rest of the board though I have no idea confused.gif


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So I guess plasti dipping just the mobo heatsinks is a bad idea? Correct me if I'm wrong but you did coat your heatsinks as well? Just got my dip & I'm ready to start painting like a madman biggrin.gif

You definitely can't do heatsinks. This stuff is an insulator. Best thing to do would be to pull off the heatsinks. Mask all of the hotter running components and all slots and connectors. Do your spraying. Pull off the masking tape. Apply your TIM then reinstall the heatsinks.

Yes that was my plan to remove the heatsinks completely off the board and paint them. Thanks for making me aware of the properties of the dip.

Guess I'll skip painting the heatsinks all together then. I could live with it till my next upgrade. Thanks to both of you +rep


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So I guess plasti dipping just the mobo heatsinks is a bad idea? Correct me if I'm wrong but you did coat your heatsinks as well? Just got my dip & I'm ready to start painting like a madman biggrin.gif

I would suggest getting some high heat resistant paint to paint the heaktsinks. Just my 2cents.gif

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I do have some rustoleum enamel & engine paint which I used on my rad but I'm not sure if it's non conductive which is why I was hoping to plasti dip it. Also thinking the paint may start to chip eventually due to the heat. No big deal tho, rather have a working mobo than a pretty paper weight

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I 'ProGrip'ed my Infiniband card. Rustoleums version of PlastiDip. I think I like it more even though it is harder to apply.
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Added a bit of Ice Dragon to the loop as well as some more dye. Once again this won't be the final colour. Was just curious.

That coolant is looking good. thumb.gif
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That coolant is looking good. thumb.gif

I thought so too. thumb.gif Too bad it's not the final color.
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I thought so too. thumb.gif Too bad it's not the final color.

It isn't the same shade as the sleeving though. I mixed up a couple of non pastels today as I thought the transparency looked good before. I just didn't like the shade of blue. The middle is the pastel which I still think looks the best.





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