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Would there be an issue painting fan blades with spray paint? The fans I want to paint are Thermalright TY-150.

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Search bar is your friend, use it:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1192785/simple-guide-how-to-paint-most-case-fans
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Search bar is your friend, use it:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1192785/simple-guide-how-to-paint-most-case-fans

Thanks.
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careful of painting fans, espeically the blade assemblies. the balance is critical
and too much (just a lil bit) will allow the assembly to vibrate and make matters
worse. then youd have a painted vibrating fan. the bearing will destruct extremely
faster and you get to do it all over or live with unpainted fans.


here is my noctua nh-d14 with painted p12 and p14 fans. look is achived, but
there is a vibrating issue, now *sad face* so be careful with painting. light coats
and you should use a plastic primer to make adhesion better. thats more coats.

using a dye would be a better option, although the color range can be limited.

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Edited by airdeano - 10/21/12 at 9:09am
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careful of painting fans, espeically the blade assemblies. the balance is critical
and too much (just a lil bit) will allow the assembly to vibrate and make matters
worse. then youd have a painted vibrating fan. the bearing will destruct extremely
faster and you get to do it all over or live with unpainted fans.

here is my noctua nh-d14 with painted p12 and p14 fans. look is achived, but
there is a vibrating issue, now *sad face* so be careful with painting. light coats
and you should use a plastic primer to make adhesion better. thats more coats.
using a dye would be a better option, although the color range can be limited.
airdeano

Thanks for answering my question, how would dye's work? Completely submerge them and hang to dry? Also how many coats of paint did you use for the fans?
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Thanks for answering my question, how would dye's work? Completely submerge them and hang to dry? Also how many coats of paint did you use for the fans?

you would dissassemble the chassis and blade assembly. if the chassis is to be
dyed, the electronics will have to be removed, any bearings as well. the magnet
in the blade assembly will not be harmed if dyed.

5-coats - 2 light primer and 3- light color coats. didnt have any Fusion plastic paint.
i have to dissassemble the fans and reablance the blades. used to do the same
in radio control with wheels and props.

airdeano
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You know it's weird I've painted tons of fans and never really had an issue with vibration. It may be the type of paint and the quality of paint that you use to paint your fans.
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you would dissassemble the chassis and blade assembly. if the chassis is to be
dyed, the electronics will have to be removed, any bearings as well. the magnet
in the blade assembly will not be harmed if dyed.
5-coats - 2 light primer and 3- light color coats. didnt have any Fusion plastic paint.
i have to dissassemble the fans and reablance the blades. used to do the same
in radio control with wheels and props.
airdeano

Sounds hectic, I've give the spray painting a go.
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You know it's weird I've painted tons of fans and never really had an issue with vibration. It may be the type of paint and the quality of paint that you use to paint your fans.

What paint would you recommend, any specific type?
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Sounds hectic, I've give the spray painting a go.
What paint would you recommend, any specific type?

Hi, Axehand.
Krylon Fusion for platics, Rust Oleum Fabric and Vinyl and Motip Bumperspray (sticks to the plastics like a crazy without any primer)
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I've always used like that duplicolor automotive paint in a spray can that you can get at Advance auto parts or most other major auto parts stores. It's a little more expensive but it covers really good and they have a variety of colors to choose from. Don't buy that 99 cent paint at wal-mart that stuff is just garbage.

Oh a side note if you don't want to use that use can always get the fusion paint at walmart for plastic....Only in like a few colors though.
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