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SM8 Top Cover Defect?

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Just a quick question for you guys. I noticed these bolt head marks showing through the powder coat on the 30mm SM8 Top. Hope I'm not being to picky, but is this normal? I thought I'd post this here to see if any other users could chime in too. BTW, I'm loving my case. Everything is so much more than I'd expected.

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post #2 of 8
Looks normal to me. My SM5 has the same thing.
post #3 of 8
Mine too. Don't like it.
post #4 of 8
It's normal. When the insert is pressed into the aluminum, there is always sight deformation around the edge. There isn't much that can be done about it redface.gif
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It's normal. When the insert is pressed into the aluminum, there is always sight deformation around the edge. There isn't much that can be done about it redface.gif

Thanks for the heads up. This is exactly what I thought. I should state, it in no way detracts from the overall build quality. You have to be seriously looking for it on my white finish to notice it. Case Labs is still miles ahead of rest.
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Thanks! biggrin.gif
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CaseLabs SMA8 LSI RAID Controller Software: Solidworks, Cinema4D, Octane Render, ... 
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post #7 of 8
just recently bought a sm8 from one of the members here and noticed the samething. good to know that it is normal.
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post #8 of 8
You see it with all their cases even the custom colours that minor blemish is able to been seen when you look close.
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