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The angles on the back look great! I like it
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Thanks repo!

Sept 07 UPDATE!!!

Despite having massive network failure, I decided to take a break from life and spend an hour or so on the case. Mostly sanding down the old bondo to see how much new stuff I needed, and I wasnt very impressed with what I saw. Rather than attempt to fill holes here and there, I just coated the whole bloody thing. It looks slightly bulky now, and ugly, but once sanded and the nice clean lines show up I am certain it will look wicked.




the front

you can see how it is really coming together here. the front blends really nice (ignore the fresh bondo, as most of it is going to be sanded off. I just put a ton of it to mass-coat all the tiny holes everywhere.



And as if my day/week wasnt bad enough, I had to lose the keys to my toolshop. Was I ever pissed when I couldnt find them. I was SO pissed that I took a grinder to the lock to get in, I wanted to work on my tower, and NOTHING was stopping me

But I feel much better now
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How do you plan to clean the bondo off of the power/reset switches and the USB ports I wonder?
     
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Very easy, bondo hardens like a rock, so once its solidified, you can simply scratch it off with your finger. Bondo does NOT like sticking to plastic or other smooth pore-less surfaces, so anywhere I dont *want* bondo, I will simply remove it with my finger. As for the USB ports, despite how it looks, there is no bondo in there, its just dust. I do my sanding with a palm sander as its super fast, but also makes quite a large dust cloud.

The only concern I have so far is painting. I will have to cover up the buttons/leds/ports while painting. If I dont cover it up exactly right, it will look like crap, either unpainted, or painted ports which I will then have to use a Q-Tip with paint thinner or something to remove.
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Painter's tape is too hard to line up? Just slap a piece on, and cut to the edges with an exacto perhaps?
     
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To Blitz: Yea, bondo will usually flake off an unsanded surface.

Although, superk, that's usually not the preferred method

As far as paint is concerned, I agree with blitz, get some masking tape around the switches, I can snap some pics of tips how to do it on small round objects if you'd like. I'm not sure on the USB/audio ports though Perhaps a cut-down Q-tip in the audio port holes?
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To Blitz: Yea, bondo will usually flake off an unsanded surface.

Although, superk, that's usually not the preferred method

As far as paint is concerned, I agree with blitz, get some masking tape around the switches, I can snap some pics of tips how to do it on small round objects if you'd like. I'm not sure on the USB/audio ports though Perhaps a cut-down Q-tip in the audio port holes?
The Q-Tip idea is excellent, I will do just that

As far as the paint, I already bought the painters tape as thats what I planned to use, however I was referring to the chance that I might not get it exactly %100 perfect due to the round shape. If you have some pointers (or pics ) that would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks for the offer repo! Yet again you come to the rescue lol.

And I know, its not the preferred method, but its just dust anyways. The palm sander generates an insane amount of dust. My concrete is LITERALLY white outside where I am sanding this, its unbelievable.
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The Q-Tip idea is excellent, I will do just that

As far as the paint, I already bought the painters tape as thats what I planned to use, however I was referring to the chance that I might not get it exactly %100 perfect due to the round shape. If you have some pointers (or pics ) that would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks for the offer repo! Yet again you come to the rescue lol.

And I know, its not the preferred method, but its just dust anyways. The palm sander generates an insane amount of dust. My concrete is LITERALLY white outside where I am sanding this, its unbelievable.
Send me a PM (b/c I'll forget lol) tonight and I'll snap you some pics tomorrow evening when I get home from school (assuming this is not too long for you to wait )

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Naw its no rush, I still have a buncha bondo-ing to do before I can paint anyways

PM Sent, thx
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