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post #1 of 5
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Hi guys, I'm planning an upgrade to my build and I need some help with the fans.

I'm planning to get either 12 noiseblocker pl-2s or add 9 GT AP-15s.

Question is I know a simple plastic spray paint would work for the GFs. But how do I paint a noiseblocker fan? The blades seem too glossy for the paint to hold.

Any tips or guides?

Sorry if this is in the wrong thread and thanks in advance!
post #2 of 5
Why don't you buy some of that paint for plastic? Krylon I think it is called. That should work since it is designed for plastic. Someone else may have a better suggestion, or possibly I may be mistaken. Never painted fans personally.
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post #3 of 5
you are correct. Krylon makes a plastic paint. how ever you need to remove the shine from the fans before painting them. a fine scotch bright will work great and is cheap at a local parts store. just get one that's as fine as you can find it... the higher the number the better. i would go with the gray or white as they are the finest one's. you just want to remove the shine and give the paint something to adhere to. you don't want to scratch it with a low grit because you will see it in the paint. if you use the high grit it will be really fine ones that will not show up in the finished product.
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you are correct. Krylon makes a plastic paint. how ever you need to remove the shine from the fans before painting them. a fine scotch bright will work great and is cheap at a local parts store. just get one that's as fine as you can find it... the higher the number the better. i would go with the gray or white as they are the finest one's. you just want to remove the shine and give the paint something to adhere to. you don't want to scratch it with a low grit because you will see it in the paint. if you use the high grit it will be really fine ones that will not show up in the finished product.

I figured as much, but I didn't want to give incorrect information on painting the fins.
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post #5 of 5
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Thanks for the replies guys.
I'm gonna test paint the GTs first, while waiting for aquacomputer to deliver my goodies.
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