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Good work so far, looking forward to more!

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post #82 of 343
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Some serious progress to report!!!! I polished the inside of the case using AUTOSOL and decided i would put the system into it. I still havnt painted the outside yet. Got to get a primer and paint for that part. I also swapped my E4500 with an E6600 from my parents computer and overclocked that to 3.1GHz, i have also ordered a Sapphire 3870X2 to go in crossfire with my 3870 at the moment. Should be here by monday-tuesday.

So without further adue....










Room has got a little messy...











the camer did NOT show the lighting very well...





I hope you enjoy!!!

I still dont kown the procedure to painting aluminium. I have googled it but nothing really insightful shows up. Can anyone direct me as to what primer i have to use and preperation and any certain paint that is necessary?

-Smokie
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post #83 of 343
just like painting steel, sand it, prime it, paint it
nice job
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post #84 of 343
Smokie! That's awesome.

Man! you ripped through the project like it was a piece of cake. Kudos to you.

Painting: Self etching primer is a hassle-free way to primer the pieces.
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Looks great!
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post #86 of 343
if its aluminum we are talking about, the etching primer isnt necessary, but I guess it cant hurt
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Thanks all!!! I will hopefully be able to pick up my supplies today to do my painting. Thanks for the tips again.

-Smokie
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That looks awesome all lit up Smokie.

I probably missed it, but what color(s) are you planning on for paint?
post #89 of 343
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Gloss Black than i am going to spray a laquer over it so really gloss it up and show up every little finger print lol.

-Smokie
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can lacquers be sparayed over acrylic enamels? I'd check that out before doing it
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