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that's a nice blue you've got there... I've been thinking about getting those NB e-loops as well, and paint them with tamiya spray paint (french blue), but I'm afraid that the difference in thickness and weight might affect the aerodynamics of the fans and change the noise (which might be worse). did you notice any difference at all, compared to the unpainted ones? that would help a lot.. smile.gif

The french blue looks on my screen almost the same as on the spray can itself, but once it's dry it get's a little bit darker (it's ok, because I didn't want it that light)
I don't know if my tips would help, but I didn't use a primer on the fan, since it's already white. I just a premium color based on water. Since I did only put 2 layers of color onto the fan, I can't tell any difference in weigh (at least not that much). I can weigh them if you want, I do still have 3 unpainted fans at this time, I'm not finished with painting since I do it outside and the weather was really bad lastly.
For the noise I did a test for you. I started a painted and a unpainted fan at 12V and did a test hearing for 5mins. As I can tell you, I didn't notice any difference at all. (Tested with the B12-2(1300rpm))


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looking forward to seeing those fans inside the case.. do you have plans for the case? paint them blue/white? biggrin.gif

I do want to see it too smile.gif but what do you mean with "do you have plans for the case? paint them blue/white? biggrin.gif"?
I don't really want to paint the 900D, I think it looks beastly the way it is. Do you ask, because I still have white fans? I'll paint them too, when I have time and it's sunny outside thumb.gif
For the build I won't go with blue/white/black. I'll go for blue/black with maybe some silver in it (probably silver fittings). But I'm still not sure about that. I'll make some custom pieces and I'll paint them black so they'll go nice with the case (hopefully).
I'll post maybe a pair of sketches of my ideas. I'll make black aluminium/steel sheets and cut out an abstergo sign (maybe I'll contact a factory which does cut them out with a water jet. Then I'll light up the behind biggrin.gif an other Idea would be a mid plate, since the 900D doesn't have one(I thought they implement it, the 800D had one rolleyes.gif) hopefully it will work out. thumb.gif
    
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ok, I weighed them.
unpainted fan = 129-130g
painted fan = 130-131g
My scale? (don't know if that's the exact word) couldn't decide between those weights. So I don't really think it makes more than 1g difference with the color. thumb.gif
    
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great! +rep for you.. can't wait to see the rest of the build, and thanks for going through the trouble of testing and weighing the fans. smile.gif
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great! +rep for you.. can't wait to see the rest of the build, and thanks for going through the trouble of testing and weighing the fans. smile.gif

I'm sorry to tell, I did lie a bit biggrin.gif Yesterday, it was sunny here in Switzerland. I was busy painting the last ones^^
So, the truth is, I did put 3 layers of paint on the fans. The reason is, most of the fans had after drying some white spots, maybe becuase I went from cold (outside) to warm(inside). Well, at least now I'm pretty happy with all of the fans. The color is not more than 1g with 3 layers.
Do you actually have an idea how to paint them? or should I show you how I did it? Maybe with some pics or videos.
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I'm sorry to tell, I did lie a bit biggrin.gif Yesterday, it was sunny here in Switzerland. I was busy painting the last ones^^
So, the truth is, I did put 3 layers of paint on the fans. The reason is, most of the fans had after drying some white spots, maybe becuase I went from cold (outside) to warm(inside). Well, at least now I'm pretty happy with all of the fans. The colos is not more than 1g with 3 layers.
Do you actually have an idea how to paint them? or should I show you how I did it? Maybe with some pics or videos.

I see... I've seen some painted fans produce different kind of noise compared to the unpainted ones, but prehaps that's because the paint is too thick.

I have some experience painting model kits, I believe it should be similar.. I can find out how to disassemble the fan blades from the web, but if you don't mind, I'd be glad to see some pics on how to remove the blades from the frame. smile.gif
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LITTLE UPDATE
As I already wrote, yesterday the weather was fine, so I worked on the last fans.


first round of painting (6 out of 11 fans)


the last ones drying.


last ones drying, while I set all other up.


all 11 finished fans (1 is already in my build, the test fan, as mentioned) (with flash)


all 11 finished fans (1 is already in my build, the test fan, as mentioned) (without flash)
    
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If you pm me with your E-Mail, I can send you the original E-Mail Noiseblocker sent me. As I can tell you, it's pretty easy to disassemble. The only mistake I made is I distributed the pressure incorrectly.
You mean disassemble the fan blades? You do know, that the Blades are all one piece?
    
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I mean, to take the blades (the one big white piece) off the frame..
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I mean, to take the blades (the one big white piece) off the frame..

PM me with your E-Mail, I'll send you the original video.
    
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Love the fan color
keep it up! smile.gif
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