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Is there anyway that I can Modify the side panel of a mid tower atx case custom? Glass or Plastic so I may see the inside lights.

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Hello I bought this case (COUGAR Solution Black Steel ATX Mid Tower) and I would like to know is there anyway I can make some kind of custom side panel (glass or plastic) so I can see my led fan lights shine threw. Here are some pictures.



I want to make it look like this.

post #2 of 8
This is exactly how I would do it. (for a first timer)

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Thank You!
post #4 of 8
The way I did mine is without the U-Channel molding (the rubber thingy). I painted the cut edges and I used the tape to glue the plexi to the side panel. You can use a file too to make the edge perfectly straight.


I used this tape 3M #4010 (exactly like the one in the vid) wink.gif









Edited by KaRLiToS - 2/23/13 at 7:42pm
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post #5 of 8
there are also sites that sell window kits in multiple sizes and the kits
come with everything you need.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=130_132_1014&zenid=ebee7fd230b941fb64e2bea0673b2189
Edited by jlhawn - 2/23/13 at 7:41pm
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i did this to mine, remove the whole side panel door, then use 5mm acrilic at the same size of thr door and here is the results

before:


working on it and final results:
















pretty happy now thumb.gif
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Great professionnal Mod Yukss thumb.gif

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oh thank you mate smile.gif
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