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post #12431 of 23545
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf;13004825 
Remove all of the plastic bezel's and the wiring will come out with it. Use masking tape and old newspaper to cover the outside parts that you don't want to paint.
bezels? I don't want to take out the rivits. Also what about the HDD cage?
Also what kind of paint and other things do I need to have in order to paint the inside? Also what paint should I use to touch up all the discolored bits of the black exterior?


IDK if I can get my parts in within the week would you allow me in the running? for HoF
     
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post #12432 of 23545
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I think I'll give it another try. Please enter me into the April HOF contest:

My HAF932 "Blue Edition"

Next will be water cooling:
Got you added. Nice build. Where's the dust?
    
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post #12433 of 23545
Fann what do you recommend? I want a red maybe maroon like in my sig at the bottom the long bit. for the interior and need to know what paint to get and also what else I need for it ie what's required prep wise. Also I need the closest color to stock exterior black for touch up. And also what should I do about the cables?
Edited by phazer11 - 4/4/11 at 10:06pm
     
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post #12434 of 23545
Look in tags: "haf love in" "haf x looks best"

Good choices of fans! It is obviously simpler to buy a blue LED fan... but I find it's no fun

The back has 140mm & 120mm holes so that shouldn't be an issue.

One thing to note, don't add a second 200mm fan on top; I've seen a lot of people reporting WORSE temps/airflow with both getting air out. So I'd check a few times before getting a second fan.
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post #12435 of 23545
Thanks FannBlade! I get anal on dust. I've considered the filters, just hate the look. I keep a positve airflow into the case and blow it out often.
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post #12436 of 23545
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bezels? I don't want to take out the rivits. Also what about the HDD cage?
Also what kind of paint and other things do I need to have in order to paint the inside? Also what paint should I use to touch up all the discolored bits of the black exterior?


IDK if I can get my parts in within the week would you allow me in the running? for HoF
Yep I can get you added. any good semi-gloss paint should be fine inside. You can spray a "puddle" on something and use a small brush for the scratches.

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post #12437 of 23545
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bezels? I don't want to take out the rivits. Also what about the HDD cage?
Also what kind of paint and other things do I need to have in order to paint the inside? Also what paint should I use to touch up all the discolored bits of the black exterior?
You don't have to take out any rivets to remove the plastic bezel. The front of the case is a plastic bezel.

You don't need to remove the hard drive cage to paint it, just the trays. You'll want to remove the 5.25" locking devices though.

Use automotive type paint for the inside. Most use Krylon or Rust-O-Leum here in the states. You'll want to first wipe the interior down with a cloth and Isopropyl Alcohol (not rubbing alcohol as it leaves an oily residue), then scuff the metal with a scuff pad, the wipe it down again with the Iso Alcohol. Let it dry thoroughly, then apply a couple of light coats of primer. Once that has dried apply 2 to 4 light coats of whatever color you want the inside to be. It will depend on how well it covers as to how many coats you need, but normally between 2 and 4 works for most people. LET IT DRY THOROUGHLY before reassembly or it will chip and peel. I normally wait 2 weeks after painting before assembling a system in it, but I like my paint to be fully cured. At the very least wait 24 to 48 hours. Anything less is too big of a gamble IMNSHO.

Not sure what to tell you for the outside though.
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post #12438 of 23545
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Originally Posted by shnur View Post
Look in tags: "haf love in" "haf x looks best"

Good choices of fans! It is obviously simpler to buy a blue LED fan... but I find it's no fun

The back has 140mm & 120mm holes so that shouldn't be an issue.

One thing to note, don't add a second 200mm fan on top; I've seen a lot of people reporting WORSE temps/airflow with both getting air out. So I'd check a few times before getting a second fan.
Should put in quotes next time I was just skimming the threads not paying attention until I saw you mentioned the Blue LEDs and the 120mm holes lol

Thanks!

I am so going to paint this thing if it works out for me
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I was plannign on using a spray paint for the interior I can't get the auto paint. And what primer?
     
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Primer for metal. When I referred to Auto paint I meant auto type paint in spray cans like Duplicolor. Any brand name primer for metal would work, but if you want a good color try the Auto Spray Cans from your local Auto Parts Store as that normally comes in more colors than the regular spray paint you'll get from a hardware or big box store.
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