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I'm thinking about copper plating my case. Will it cause any problems with my rig?
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post #2 of 23
The only thing i could think of is weight (not a problem if your not lugging it about lol) and finger prints/discoloration, might need some kind of lacquer on it.
    
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It won't be my whole case just some parts to bring out the case. Just messing around with stuff to see what looks good and what doesn't. I've been trying all different kinds of stuff like painting, playing around with my dremel and an old case and new switches etc....
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post #4 of 23
No harm in seeing what looks good

I have a case to mod too but a lack of materials means im at a dead end
    
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post #5 of 23
There is nothing wrong with copper plating. Shouldn't have much effect on weight. Might make the case cooler (temp wise)? Don't know.
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post #6 of 23
yea you can get stuff copper plated, it costs more then regular chroming though, cause its a differen't process and they have to clean the vats and what not to change them over to copper plating, Also you need to get the items clear coated after they are copper plated, other wise they will oxidize and turn green.
    
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post #7 of 23
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yea you can get stuff copper plated, it costs more then regular chroming though, cause its a differen't process and they have to clean the vats and what not to change them over to copper plating, Also you need to get the items clear coated after they are copper plated, other wise they will oxidize and turn green.
Good point...It would get ugly quick.
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post #8 of 23
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Good point...It would get ugly quick.
you can actually get stuff tarnished and oxidize when you are getting them plated for an 'old look'. They basically dip the items into a vat of acidy stuff and they come out black looking then they will buff it out to what you want. Could give you some cool looks.
    
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post #9 of 23
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yea you can get stuff copper plated, it costs more then regular chroming though, cause its a differen't process and they have to clean the vats and what not to change them over to copper plating, Also you need to get the items clear coated after they are copper plated, other wise they will oxidize and turn green.
The finest Chrome plating begins with a copper plated base
    
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post #10 of 23
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you can actually get stuff tarnished and oxidize when you are getting them plated for an 'old look'. They basically dip the items into a vat of acidy stuff and they come out black looking then they will buff it out to what you want. Could give you some cool looks.
Oh YEAH! That would look slick! Polished copper with streaks of green!
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