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Looking to put an acrylic mirrored window on my Source 210 case, one where once I turn on some white cathodes it will show all my goodies, but once it's off, it's just a straight mirror. Are there any hardware stores that carry mirrored acrylics? If not, I'll probably be ordering http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acrylic-Plexiglass-mirror-1-sheet-1-8-x-12-x-12-/251279950246?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a8173c1a6

Thinking of putting it either outside the case door with auto trim edging on the acrylic or inside with the edge trimming on the sheet metal, would be a bolt-on window either way. the locking trim looks a little iffy, but i may go that route if the bolt-on looks wonky. Any ideas or input for this?

BTW I missed you guys XD haven't been here in a while 0.o
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I'm wondering if you can use window tint on an existing window, if you have one on your case already. I recall seeing that before. It's just a film, although it was being advertised for use on glass. Not sure how it would fare on acrylic. Something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-CHROME-MIRRORED-WINDOW-TINT-FILM-MIRROR-10-X-30-20-FOR-LONG-WINDOWS-/200912057054?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ec74ab2de&vxp=mtr
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That mirror is going to disappoint you. It's actual mirrored acrylic, not two-way type. What you are looking for is described here:
http://www.tapplastics.com/product/plastics/cut_to_size_plastic/two_way_mirrored_acrylic/558

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Ah poo- thanks for the heads up XD Perhaps I'll go with regular acrylic and tinting, this mirrored stuff is hella expensive. I've done tinting before on acrylic and it came out really well so this seems to be a more viable option, but it won't be AS shiny v.v

*I don't have a window on my 210 yet because I'm very picky as to what they look like and the 210 has a slanty one which was fine, but not much my taste. I'm planning on either a square just showing the mobo area with a floor pan covering the PSU and wiring, or one with a cut out to cover the PSU's side
Edited by Reista - 6/12/13 at 4:53pm
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