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Hey guys.

A few months back, I scored an Alienware Aurora 7500 for 80 bucks. Shortly thereafter, i was in a car accident, and all the plastic was broken off it. I had no idea what to do with the thing. Scrap it? Leave it? I decided to try something that, to my knowledge, hasn't been attempted.
I coated it with spray on bed liner.
This is the log of that task.

I drilled all of the rivets out of the case, and hung out the parts on some line between a couple trees, and a couple other places.


I did one coat a piece with bed liner








I then went over the inside components with special red paint.



Took my trusty rivet gun, reassembled after the paint cured, and this is it:






I'll be doing more modding soon. making a front panel and other goodies. also installing components and water cooling later. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 17
very nice, im excited to see how you do the cable management. One of the main reason's I turned down a similar alienware case.
    
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Well, there is a small space between the two back panels, but i might wind up just fashioning something to house them. I've routed them through ammo cans before, so I'll find something smile.gif
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Cool! I never though about painting after the bedliner, I just kept it black.
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That looks good. how does it do on vibrations/sound? That's one of the main things i had in mind when i started this.
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That looks good. how does it do on vibrations/sound? That's one of the main things i had in mind when i started this.

Ya know I am still in the middle of my mod, so I am not too sure, I havent really checked. But I am sure it had to have helped a little right?
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Ya know I am still in the middle of my mod, so I am not too sure, I havent really checked. But I am sure it had to have helped a little right?
i don't see why it wouldnt. since it's rubberized, it should kill conductivity, and sound. i think itll do really well. I'm a little worried about how it'll do temperature wise. I'll post some benchmarks with it later, comparing it to a comparable steel case.
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Will dust be more likely to adhere to the rough spray on surface in the interior of the case?
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Will dust be more likely to adhere to the rough spray on surface in the interior of the case?

Probably, but mine is only on the outside. Nothing the ol compressor cant fix.
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Will dust be more likely to adhere to the rough spray on surface in the interior of the case?
When i had it curing, dust did get on it fairly easily, but it's incredibly easy to get off.
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