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post #21 of 100
You could try researching for some solution to clean it off which will not remove the anodized coating.

You could also sand away the anodizing coating for the entire front panel, following the sanding grain.. Then do a clearcoat from a rattle can.

/J
post #22 of 100
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This is the current state of the logo. I tried to use some water, dish-washing soap and a mildly abrasive sponge. Do you think that sanding the front would solve it? What sand paper should I use?



Edit. I tried to sand it with some 240 sandpaper. Still not perfect, but better than before. I've never done this before so I'm not sure what the next steps should be.



Edited by Vito89 - 11/6/15 at 12:32pm
post #23 of 100
240 should work. Just try sanding the entire panels so that the same grain size matches throughout.

You could try going to 120 as well.

/J
post #24 of 100
If all else failed, you can always find 1mm aluminium, brush it and clearcoat then stick it over..

/J
post #25 of 100
Thread Starter 
Do I still have the shiny part at the top because I sanded it too much? Is there a way to keep it all uniform and matte or the more I sand it the shinier it gets everywhere?

Also, what clearcoat brand would you recommend? Would the clearcoat make the aluminium matte or shiny?

As for the other parts of the project, I'm going to make some round wooden feet to give it a Scandinavian feel. I love Scandinavia, in fact I went to Sweden, Denmark and Finland recently on honeymoon. So beautiful. smile.gif
post #26 of 100
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Do I still have the shiny part at the top because I sanded it too much? Is there a way to keep it all uniform and matte or the more I sand it the shinier it gets everywhere?

Also, what clearcoat brand would you recommend? Would the clearcoat make the aluminium matte or shiny?

As for the other parts of the project, I'm going to make some round wooden feet to give it a Scandinavian feel. I love Scandinavia, in fact I went to Sweden, Denmark and Finland recently on honeymoon. So beautiful. smile.gif

I think the shiny spot is because you sanded too much in the one spot. You need to now sandpaper the entire panel with 120 or 80 grit.

Any clearcoat which is used on cars will be perfect. I cannot recommend a brand as I do not know what brands there are where you are located.

Scandinavia for the win. I found a Swedish girl and married her right away! wink.gif

/J
post #27 of 100
Thread Starter 
Thanks @MetallicAcidI'll give the 80 and 120 sandpaper a go as soon as the weather gets better and I can go outside.

As for the clear coat, do you use glossy ones? Have you got a close up picture that shows the final result when hit by light?

I found a 2k Dupli Color rattle can on Amazon, but it is glossy and I am not sure about the result it can give. There is also a RustOleum Matt coat, but it's probably not as high tech as the Dupli-Color one.

Edit. I also found a 2k can from Color matic, either high gloss or matte. It's got very good reviews on Amazon.de. I guess I'll give the matte a try first. smile.gif
Edited by Vito89 - 11/8/15 at 12:54pm
post #28 of 100
Thread Starter 
First attempt at making a wooden foot done. I think the plywood gives it a very nice touch, but the piece I had was too tall as a foot. What do you guys think?

post #29 of 100
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Today I'm working on thenew placement for the PSU. I've also decided that I'm going to order a Gigabyte z97n gaming5. I don't particularly like the red of the heat sinks, but I can't find the Asus at a decent price. So, gaming5 it is over the wifi because of the displayport and the possibility of using a 4k display through the integrated gpu.

post #30 of 100
The wooden foot looks good, does need to be lower though!
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