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Nvidia HB SLI Bridge Mod. Color Change.

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I wanted an HB SLI Bridge that matched my black and white themed build. I really like the way the Nvidia bridge looked so I decided to mod it. I want to share this so others can do the same. This is my first thread so please forgive the grammar.
I am not going to show how to take the bridge apart because it is pretty straight forward. The one thing you should know is that the wires connecting the led light bar to the bridge lift straight out away from bridge do not pull down or it could brake the wires.
The silver and black metal pieces can be separated with a heat gun and razor blade.
I do not recommend sanding the silver plate as even a 600 grit sand paper took a lot of metal off it. I cleaned the metal with Isopropyl Alcohol and spray painted it. I used an epoxy appliance paint. I wish I would of used a different paint as this one is still very soft and easy to scratch after it cures. I am sure there is someone who will read this and can give a good recommendation on what paint to use.


The led bar they used is white and they glued a green painted rubber piece on top of it. My first thought was I could just sand the green off the rubber light diffuser which would make it white. After sanding it looked bad and not very white.

I remade the diffuser out of a .080 inch Acrylic sheet. I used a Dremel to cut the Acrylic then used a bench top belt and disc sander to sand it down to the dimensions I needed. This can also be done by hand with a lot of patience.

After I had the two pieces I needed to make the new diffuser I had to sand a little bit of the thickness off so it would fit into the slot in the black metal part of the bridge. I used 120 grit sand paper to give the acrylic a frosted look. If not then the light coming through the new diffuser would be extremely bright. I glued the two arcylic pieces together with all purpose krazy glue.

The only thing left to do at that point was to put the bridge back together. I glued the newly painted white metal plate back on top of the black metal plate with 100% silicone.


I used Scotch Permanent Double sided tape to secure the diffuser back onto the led light bar.



The only thing left is to assemble and screw the bridge back together. This is my first mod and thread so please be gentle smile.gif .
Here are some before and after shots.





Thanks for taking the time to look at this. If you have questions I will try and respond as quickly as I can.
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+1 rep! Nice job on the mod and your post!
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Stimpy
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Phenom II X3 705e Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Gigabyte RV710 HD4300 series Corsair CMV4GX 
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OCZ Vertex 3 WD3200BPVT HP CT10L Blueray reader DL DVD burner Corsair H50 
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Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Windows XP pro I-INC iL225 Ultra 750W  
CaseOtherOtherOther
Ultra mid-tower with side window 5-1/4 1.2M Floppy Diskette (Canon MD5501A) Kingwin internal SATA drive bay  3-1/2" Floppy with media card reader 
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Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7800 0HN341 Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family Hyundai HMP351S6AFR8C-S6 
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Thank you very much!
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Awe! I wanted to be first post... 😒 +1 anyway!
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Thank you B.
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