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If you do paint your fan blades I wouldn't waste time sanding them between coats unless it's really needed. I just cleaned mine since they were already being used, and put two coats on the blades. Well I did sand one where I had a piece of trash or paint I had to remove, but they all turned out really good. But the paint seemed to go on the best by spraying and up/down pass on each blade as I was moving clockwise around it laying flat on a small bench.
The frames were more troublesome and I did have to do some sanding. I didn't do that good a job on all the frames and the weather at the time and time constraints didn't help. But 400 grit wet/dry seemed to work okay.


I didn't plan on it for the blades, as they are smooth as a babies bottom. tongue.gif But I have done some test runs on old fans I have to practice painting frames (I want some knowledge on the best way to do it, before I do ~$150 in fans). I must say, they are indeed a nuisance to cover evenly. Thanks for chiming in as usual though, Mandrix. Your information and experience is invaluable as always. thumb.gif

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I would say the same Black Frames/White Blades.
I think it will add better contrast to the case. If you go with white frames they will blend to much into the case. MY 2cents.gif Take it or leave it
Personally with EV3RGR3EN (because we have a similar theme) I am thinking about going with some BitFenix Spectre Pro's
like this one Green edition
I am also going with some pure white's. I think. I haven't completely decided on that one yet. rolleyes.gif
What's your take on the BitFenix's though?
Calamity is looking pretty good man. thumb.gif & I'm glad you decided to stick with the G1. Snipa after you had to RMA it.
I'm loving this board more and more my self. wheee.gif


I am thinking it indeed might look better with white blades and black frames. Even if I do it that way though, I will still paint the frames matte black. The black plastic on fans is rarely a desirable finish or look (especially the GT's), so I want it to be smooth and uniform. I just saw your updated build log pics, and you certainly have a cozy looking setup and work room there. thumb.gif Even the walls are green! It truly is EV3RGR3EN that's for sure hehe.
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im not sure I would paint the blades either. The white on them look very nice.
 
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im not sure I would paint the blades either. The white on them look very nice.


But the blades are grey! tongue.gif
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But the blades are grey! tongue.gif

I thought you were using the noiseblockers
 
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I have subbed to the Addiction Calamity thread ! Now to cause insane amounts of Calmness to counter the Calamity biggrin.gif
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I thought you were using the noiseblockers


I am, for intake fans only. My rad fans are the GT AP-15's. I don't plan on painting the Noiseblockers at all though, as they look amazing as is. thumb.gif

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I have subbed to the Addiction Calamity thread ! Now to cause insane amounts of Calmness to counter the Calamity biggrin.gif


I don't know if you have enough calm to my calamity. tongue.gif We shall see though!
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So happens I painted a AP-15 today. I put two coats on both sides of the blade and several coats on the frame starting with a light dusting, it takes several coats to hit all the little corners on the outside of the frame.
Actually the fan is in the machine and running. smile.gif I had one that for whatever reason the blade was bumping the frame a little and driving me crazy.
So I had one spare fan and painted it this afternoon and just got it installed a few minutes ago. Nice warm weather today with humidity not too bad so every thing went quickly.
BTW I hang the frames on coat hangers.
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So happens I painted a AP-15 today. I put two coats on both sides of the blade and several coats on the frame starting with a light dusting, it takes several coats to hit all the little corners on the outside of the frame.
Actually the fan is in the machine and running. smile.gif I had one that for whatever reason the blade was bumping the frame a little and driving me crazy.
So I had one spare fan and painted it this afternoon and just got it installed a few minutes ago. Nice warm weather today with humidity not too bad so every thing went quickly.
BTW I hang the frames on coat hangers.


I have no option like that, I have to paint inside a box on the lanai (like a porch). It is WAY too windy here to ever go hang stuff up out here and paint it. On top of that, the vog and the soot/ash that is constantly floating through the air would make anything I painted look like crap (especially since everything I'm painting is white...soot is black, yeah go figure). Glad to here you got your "nuisance" fan taken care of. thumb.gif


I got my order in from FrozenCPU today, containing some Rotary 45 degree and Rotary 90 degree Deluxe White Bitspower fittings. I'll get some decent pictures up later on, as I also had to order a SLI water bridge. The tubing between it is just such a major pita to do, and it looks crappy to me so I am trying out the Bitspower VID Connectors. Hopefully my Durelene will get here from Sidewinder Computers tomorrow or Friday (I hope so, since I ordered it Sunday night with USPS 2-3 Day Priority). If that gets here, and my PPC's order gets here Friday like it should, then I will be leak testing and firing it up if everything goes well this weekend. thumb.gif After that, I really only need my order form Nils to get here, so I can make my custom extensions and power cables and sleeve it all up. So, I'm hoping to have everything but sleeving done this weekend!
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I have no option like that, I have to paint inside a box on the lanai (like a porch). It is WAY too windy here to ever go hang stuff up out here and paint it. On top of that, the vog and the soot/ash that is constantly floating through the air would make anything I painted look like crap (especially since everything I'm painting is white...soot is black, yeah go figure). Glad to here you got your "nuisance" fan taken care of. thumb.gif


I got my order in from FrozenCPU today, containing some Rotary 45 degree and Rotary 90 degree Deluxe White Bitspower fittings. I'll get some decent pictures up later on, as I also had to order a SLI water bridge. The tubing between it is just such a major pita to do, and it looks crappy to me so I am trying out the Bitspower VID Connectors. Hopefully my Durelene will get here from Sidewinder Computers tomorrow or Friday (I hope so, since I ordered it Sunday night with USPS 2-3 Day Priority). If that gets here, and my PPC's order gets here Friday like it should, then I will be leak testing and firing it up if everything goes well this weekend. thumb.gif After that, I really only need my order form Nils to get here, so I can make my custom extensions and power cables and sleeve it all up. So, I'm hoping to have everything but sleeving done this weekend!

Yah - we've got lanais here in Kanzuz wink.gif but aint got no vog - what you got ? a volcano ??? biggrin.gif Kinda anxious to see how this loop works out, I'm definitely up for stealing some ideas wink.gif
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Yah - we've got lanais here in Kanzuz wink.gif but aint got no vog - what you got ? a volcano ??? biggrin.gif Kinda anxious to see how this loop works out, I'm definitely up for stealing some ideas wink.gif

Thats why im postponing any more pictures in my log to see what the rest of you guys do so I can take all of your idea's and piece together the best combo.
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