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post #11 of 22
Some people use either automotive vacuum hose. Or clear hose which many hardware stores have.
Simply slit either with a razor and cut to length.
    
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post #12 of 22
cool thank you very quick post
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post #13 of 22
I use the weather strip on sliding patio doors and cut a slit down the middle to make U channel. I get it at Home Depot or Rona here in Quebec.
post #14 of 22
I got mine from mnpctech.com, I think its 2-something for 6 feet. I ordered 12 feet for now. I guess if you buy a lot of it the shipping wont increase. The stuff goes fast too. If you cut a 12x12 inch square window in a panel, for example, thats 4 feet of channel youll need for it
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post #15 of 22
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Thanks for the replies guys...

I went with 15 feet from McMaster-Carr. Seems to be the best deal around.
    
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by SmasherBasher View Post
Go to Wal Mart. Walk back to the automotive section and pick up some door edge guard. $2.79 for about 2-3 feet of it. Tip: heat is your friend with this stuff. Don't blast it with a torch but 5 seconds in the microwave couldn't hurt as long as you get the plain black kind that has no metal in it. Just enough to make it pliable since it's not meant to curve.
I did this when I modded my 5.25 drive bays with a 120mm fan. If you want, I can take some uber high-res pics and post them for you so you see what I'm talking about.

And whilst at Walfart, be sure to get some Krazy glue to keep it in place once you have it where you want it.
Can you please post pictures of the process. I got about 3 feet of clear edge trim from ebay but it is kinda rigid and does not bend easily. I was planning on using my heat gun to bend it to the shape i wanted.
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post #17 of 22
KinZee, which one did you get from Master-Carr? I was looking at them earlier for prices but there were many kinds. Just curious which one you ordered.
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post #18 of 22
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...ml#post3701765
Little guide I threw together a while back (question seems to come up all the time)
C- strip is excellent for trimming round fan holes and wire routing holes (anywhere you have sharp- freshly cut- metal edges)
(IMHO)
For windows and such, You really want to use molding that physically holds the plexi in. It's called H moulding as it has a channel for the edge of the metal and a channel for the acrylic.
Good Luck
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post #19 of 22
cool, I was assuming the Neoprene, just double checking
thanks

my first mod starts tomorrow after noon (cuts for wire-hiding, True mounting - nothing too major)
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post #20 of 22
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For everyones reference, I am using the neoprene "number 7" style edge trim. I think its the same exact stuff Petra carries(based on the dimensions alone)...
    
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