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I am modding my cm690. I just finished cutting out the fan grills with a dremel and de-burring them as well, I am about to start putting a coat of primer on it, and I have two questions.

1) should i sand away the black paint that covers the top steel sheet? I am painting it black btw.

2) what is the best way to clean the metal shavings out of the case? I've wiped it down and used a few household cleaning items, but as far as corners and hard to reach places what is the best way?

Thanks in advance.
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I am modding my cm690. I just finished cutting out the fan grills with a dremel and de-burring them as well, I am about to start putting a coat of primer on it, and I have two questions.

1) should i sand away the black paint that covers the top steel sheet? I am painting it black btw.

2) what is the best way to clean the metal shavings out of the case? I've wiped it down and used a few household cleaning items, but as far as corners and hard to reach places what is the best way?

Thanks in advance.
I would use a hose to put pressure and wash them out of the corners. Just be sure and take all the fans and the PSU and stuff out and let it dry afterwards.
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yea presure washer is ur best bet
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A shop vac will get the corners well,You should at least rough up the original paint then use a primer -also screen sand primer.Screen sand paper is best for what you are doing.
    
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A pressure washer might be a little too much. It could rip away the paint and the foam filters that are on the inside of your CM690. I would just use a hose with a nozzle on the end of it. That should be pressure enough.
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i went to bb and got one of the dust remover cans, worked well. Thing looks super clean, just put the second coat of primer on, looks great so far.

thanks for all your replies.
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I am modding my cm690. I just finished cutting out the fan grills with a dremel and de-burring them as well, I am about to start putting a coat of primer on it, and I have two questions.

1) should i sand away the black paint that covers the top steel sheet? I am painting it black btw.

2) what is the best way to clean the metal shavings out of the case? I've wiped it down and used a few household cleaning items, but as far as corners and hard to reach places what is the best way?

Thanks in advance.
1) could. altho u have that plastic thing that goes over. so i dont think it would matter too much..

2) compressed air or shopvac. lol
 
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