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post #11 of 28
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Thanks. I thought I would share because painting is a mod that costs very little, is really fast (this took me less than 2 minutes, shaking the spray can took longer than anything) and is super easy but can make a big difference in appearance.
post #12 of 28
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The block is overall incredible in quality and this is even one of Fred's "not perfect" blocks. If you look closely you might see what I am talking about.
do you mean the acrylic holes dont line up with the barbs right?
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post #13 of 28
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Close, but not quite. The acrylic mount doesn't even physically attach to the block, it just sandwiches it once mounted to the board.
post #14 of 28
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Close, but not quite. The acrylic mount doesn't even physically attach to the block, it just sandwiches it once mounted to the board.
its not meant to be attached
Its meant to be sandwiched like that

Only the metal mounting plate ones are attached to the block via screws.
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post #15 of 28
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Yes. That is one of the reasons I wanted an "economy" block, for the thinner side walls and smaller base. The "defect" on this one is the middle barb, it is not quite straight. It will have zero effect on the performance though, but it did have a little effect on the price.
post #16 of 28
ahhh haha i see it!!!

Still a stinger!!
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post #17 of 28
I like the Paint job.
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post #18 of 28
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Thanks! It's good to hear coming from the man.
post #19 of 28
I wanted to do some in black but Delrin is way too expensive, with paint you can have any color you want!
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post #20 of 28
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Yeah, Delrin can be rough. I just put a coat of black on the bottom of the mount so it's black, but still looks glossy since you are looking at the acrylic top, not the actual paint. Tricky.
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