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[Build Log] Corsair 500R window mod

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As many have done before, I am putting a window in my 500R I just received. Since I never found a good tutorial, I am going to put up my own, or at least a log of what I did.

Step 1: I used needle nose pliers to fold up mesh tabs and remove the grill Grill




Step 2: I went ahead and taped the entire thing so I wouldn't scratch it



Step 3: I tried several tools to remove the tabs. The Dremel I used was too small, trying to pry and snap them off didn't work, and a rotary tool was too thick. The best solution ended up being a small electric jigsaw. I highly recommend using this, just be careful to cover the metal with tape so you don't scratch it.




Step 4: I cleaned up the cuts with a dremel fitted with a sanding cylinder. One of the cuts I made went a little too deep, so I put on some epoxy to fill the gap.



Step 5: I ended up painting the edge with matte white enamel paint, which matches the regular paint pretty well. I tried this stuff called "Flex Seal" because it appeared to be like plasti-dip, but I was totally wrong. The stuff never dries, and has the consistency of chewing gum. After a lot of sanding, the paint worked out fine.
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Step 6: I just mounted the glass with Velcro, but you could use 3M tape or any other adhesive.







Words of wisdom: Frog tape is the way to go, start with the jigsaw, Museum glass is worth the extra cost, and don't use a tape measure that is missing the first inch... rolleyes.gif
Edited by Zaxxon - 5/27/13 at 9:31pm
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Updated with final pictures!smile.gif
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