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Awesome, a fellow CM Stacker 810 modder...

Awesome, a fellow Harbor Freight Shopper!


Looking good so far, keep us posted!

(i've been thinking about black/green powder coating the bare metal inside...)
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Nice work, the only thing I'd suggest is that you let the paint dry over a longer period of time, not force it to dry. You stand a chance of permanant finger prints embedded in the paint, if it's not fully cured properly.
On the interior of the case, I'm not particularly worried about it. I used the heat gun to get it dry to the touch, and let everything cure in the sun for several hours afterwards. I did two sessions of parts, and the first set cured for a day before the clear coat. Tomorrow the second set will be ready for clear. Both will cure for another day or two, and then get reassembled.

When I do the exterior, I'm not going to cut any corners as I want a highly reflective surface (or the best I can manage with metallic paint). The blue trim I'm planning for the outside may be over a light grey primer instead - making the blue much brighter. Thanks for the feedback.

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Awesome, a fellow CM Stacker 810 modder...
Awesome, a fellow Harbor Freight Shopper!
Looking good so far, keep us posted!
(i've been thinking about black/green powder coating the bare metal inside...)
I fell in love with the Stacker 810 the first time I saw it... All that room! I don't care for the exterior designs of the 830 and up, however...

Actually, I think it might have been one of your posts I saw the Harbor Freight link in. Never heard of them before (still relatively new in MI) but was blown away by the deals on the site... Looked up a location and found one 10 miles away! I'm hooked, and looking forward to the upcoming sale next week!

Don't know anything about powder coating, but I was drooling over the air compressors and painting gear at Harbor Freight... So many goodies I want, and nowhere to put it. I'm guy on couch atm, pending a move back east.
Look forward to seeing that green, man!
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*watches intently*

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looks sweet so far. your fingers look like they took some of the paint . im waiting to see the final results because this could be killer.
    
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Don't know anything about powder coating
well... for an example of the powder coating...
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Looks like you're on the right track. Looking forward to more pics and the finished product. Keep up the good work!
    
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Looks good, I like the blue!
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post #28 of 49
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Haven't been able to get outside and do any more clearcoating both due to the weather's lack of cooperation and my blistering sunburn.

But on the other hand, I was able to get a little bit of work done today in the way of a $100 Frozen CPU order to celebrate my upcoming b/day... Should arrive right on time, taking shipping into account. I didn't feel like typing and linking everything by hand, so here's a screencap of my cart.




I wish I had more money to play with, but I'm planning a long-distance move in the next month or so... Just hope I complete the chassis painting and let it cure long enough before packing everything up for a 900 mile car drive.

On the upshot, I will be staying with a buddy of mine whose barn looks like it was the birthplace of MAKE - oodles of metalworking, woodworking, electronics equipment... and he's a PC modder! So, hopefully work will come at a blistering rate from that point on - assuming the money flow cooperates

One last thing... just drew out the template for the top panel window... Cutting and pictures to follow tomorrow
LL
post #29 of 49
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Thanks alot for all the positive feedback and reppage, guys. I'm sorry it's taking a long time in between updates, but such is life.
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well... for an example of the powder coating...
Man, that's some SICK Green! I love it! Got any good links on powder-coating how-to's? Was considering an air compressor and a paint gun later on when I have a place to set up a permanent shop, but don't know much about air brushing / powder coating process.. just love those results, though! Makes it well worth learning, if not a little expensive for the equipment.
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