Part 8: 10th July '13 - POOOOWWEEEEERRRRR!!!
So after getting bored of moving my hand back and forth over something it without getting any pleasure from it (
), I went and got myself some proper tools for the job:
1 'Paint and Rust Remover Wheel'
(Thanks to AlienwareAndy for this link
2 Wire Wheels for the fiddly little hard to reach bits.
So this Saturday just gone I set up my workbench out in the garden to see what these things could do. And boy oh boy did they make things easier!
I found a nice steady movement perpendicular to the rotation of the wheel was best way to ensure removal of all the paint. Unfortunately I also found that the batteries for the 2 cordless drill/drivers were all a bit short on power, so I spent the afternoon constantly switching between drills and batteries. I only got the midplate mostly finished before the girlfriend came round wanting attention and food, so play stopped for the day. I did get a really nice curry and a smartly dressed bottle of wine though
Sunday with batteries at full tilt, F1 and the Wimbledon final on the radio I managed to get the front panel and FDD bay cover done before BBQ time
I really like the finish the black wheel gives the metal. Gives it a much more raw look as opposed to when it's brushed.
Once all the panels are finished I may just get a new wheel and give them a light 'polishing' with it rather than brushing them with scotchbrite pads.
This evening after work I finished off the bits of the midplate I had missed, did the midplate support and PSU cage. The latter 2 were done entirely with the wire brush as the small surfaces of the structures are quite uneven.
I couldn't get into a couple of corners on the underside of the PSU cage base which was rather annoying. I'll have to get in there with some wire wool. Or I might just leave it as no one will see it
That leaves just the back panel to do, which needs a few alterations first and I may also revisit the mobo plate as I wasn't entirely happy with it. So stay tuned kids for the next installment. Same Crap time. Same Crap channel. Until then Crapfans...Edited by crappy - 8/19/13 at 12:07pm