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Lol, yea, it takes a few time to get the hang of it. The good thing is though, it's easy to repair if you mess it up, just sand some off and put more on! lol

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post #62 of 107
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Hey I'm finally done with the bondo. I sealed up the big gaps between sections. I'll get some pics up tomorrow. I'll need some input on whether I need more. Just a heads up since Finals+Bondo=1Month of no updates and I'm bored at the moment but have no pics.

I'm also thinking about what type of paint to use, the cheapo wallmart stuff seems to come off too easily. I'll have to re-paint the outside anyway. Any recommendations? I'll need black & clear coat.
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quick question, how much was the acrylic u bought at home depot?
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post #64 of 107
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thedark1337 View Post
quick question, how much was the acrylic u bought at home depot?
To be honest i don't remember, but it was affordable. It was cheap enough for me to get an extra just in case.

Ok, I have a lot of pics, unfortunately my camera skills are lacking so my apologies about the last couple.

I filled in the gap where the doors meet the front bezel, the section where the front meets the top, and the vent on the side.

The top

The side and the bottom corner. I put a sanding block in for comparison.

Bottom left corner

Bottom right corner

From those you can't really tell, but the corners are rounded out.

This is where the side panel meets the front

I added a little to the top of the panel

With the side panel removed

Rear left corner, I apoligize once again about the blurryness, the camera's screen is only like 1" wide lol.

Rear right corner...another blurry one


As you can see its pretty rough right now, I used 60 and 150 grit so far, I think I'll go over the whole thing with a finer grit like 320-400 before I paint.

Do you guys think it needs any more bondo? I think I'll hose all the dust off and start painting soon.
Edited by drjoey1500 - 3/31/10 at 12:35am
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post #65 of 107
by cheap do you mean 10$ - 30$ or 40$ - 60$?
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post #66 of 107
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thedark1337 View Post
by cheap do you mean 10$ - 30$ or 40$ - 60$?
$5-$20. Im guessing they were about $5-$10 each, maybe just over 10.
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post #67 of 107
k Ty for the info, i might go get some acrylic myself if its big enough for a window.
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...So I started painting, and I wasn't happy with how it was turning out. The side of the bezel wasn't flat, and the bondo had deep scratches in it that couldn't be sanded out. It just wasn't so great; I knew I couldn't get a good finish on that. So I slapped on more bondo. Instead of just leveling out the side panel with the bezel, I made the side of the bezel flat.

I completed the first side. It is taller than the panel now, but hopefully I'll work something out.

Case is all masked off.


The panel will be shorter than the bondo. You can see it better here.

Sanding block for comparison again.

Threw on a coat of primer.

I worked it down to 220 grit, and quickly smoothed it out even more with some 400.


I did this a few days ago. I've been trying to pick up the pace with this so I can start thinking about a new build.
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post #69 of 107
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Look what I got at Walmart...

I really wasn't liking the thought of cutting the window without one. That would involve a ton of 3/8" holes which are a pain to drill. I also got some thinner blades for the jigsaw so corners would be easier. I still have to design the window, but that will be coming later.


All gone!

I bought some more this morning and started the next side.


This was the first of many coats. More updates soon!

On a side note, I reworked the thread a little. Fixed some spelling and added some caps. I was also thinking of switching from blue fans to red. I have been considering a foxconn bloodrage for my mobo, and I don't think that would look good with blue fans. Sadly, that would eliminate Yate Loons from my possible fan choices. There aren't any high speed ones in red.
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I finished the last side a while back.

I began to smooth out the top and the front. I sanded down the front, but haven't started applying bondo yet, I need to get the fan controller, mod the disk drive, decide what kind of power buttons to use if any and then fill it in with bondo. Here you can see the other side I finished as well as the second coat of bondo applied to the top.


Some sanding done


Lots of fine dust


My new rig is running caseless on my desk right now. Hopefully I'll finish this and not keep putting it off.

I also realized the small fans on the back will get in the way of the slots, so I'll have to change that a little and put them on the outside of the case.
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