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Not bad man...
    
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post #12 of 53
Looking good, that paint should pop pretty good. How are you going to mount the handels to the case? You should paint the PCI control plate to the tide water blue to match the mesh.
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Thats insane, its so slick looking, like it's supposted to be like that.
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post #14 of 53
Man, you pwnt us all with paint/quality. . . that's just insane!

Keep it up!
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post #15 of 53
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Originally Posted by pjlietz View Post
Looking good, that paint should pop pretty good. How are you going to mount the handels to the case? You should paint the PCI control plate to the tide water blue to match the mesh.
That is effing brilliant. Seriously. I was going to do the rivets in the blue so you'd think it would have dawned on me. Step back from the problem....

The frame is a total mess right now. I tried to go the easy(and cheap) route and chrome paint it, but that has turned into a complete disaster. I think that I'm going to chemicaly strip it and then just polish it out and clearcoat it, except for PCI control plate. It'll be easy to because the rivets have all been drilled out so that each piece of the frame could be gotten to.



post #16 of 53
Polished would be sweet! Anyway you could chrome it? I'm not to sure how much it might cost though?
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post #17 of 53
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The nifty thing about cheap cases is that they are usually mild steel. It polishes out quick, then a dunk in the copper tank, then the nickel tank, and finally the chrome tank and viola, show-chrome. For even this little amount it will also be a couple hundred bucks. Would sooner buy a DX10 card.

I was actually planing on having this thing powder coated, but even that was going to turn out to be around $200. Good spray paint is $6 a can. Enough for both the frame and the body work is going to come out way less than $200.

A polish kit to do this much steel will come in at around $20-ish. Couple cans of High gloss clear coat and we're in business
post #18 of 53
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Here's a little shot of the redone blue frame piece.








And I just can't not show the painted bezel anymore:





I still have to clearcoat all the green, and re-do one of the handles, and then it's on to the polishing and putting it all together
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Sweet keep us updated
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post #20 of 53
OMG...i love the look of that so far, great work man
    
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