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post #2611 of 23525
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Would any of you be interested in HAF overlays for the outside of the case?
It would cover the "HAF" and if enough people are interested, they will be available in all different colors.
If I cant figure out how to fix my above problem, i will DEFINITLY be interested!
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Hello all,
I am not normally the one to come into a forum and do this.... but......
HELP! What did I F up?

I something is REALLY off with my painting, and I have never seen anything like this. I have been painting models, engines and anything else you can shake a stick at since I was 12 (i'm almost 30 now). Haven't done anything in the last couple years (5-6) but still. The rest of my mod is coming great, except this!

I am going with a full black and metallic blue theme. Entire work log to follow, once there is enough to be worth mentioning. However, the part I am having an issue with I have photos for. I masked off the HAF logo on the outer case, sanded it, primed (2 layers, just like every other component), then sprayed with metallic lacquer (using same brand, manufacturers recommended combo for primer, paint and clear coat), let dry 2 hours, and applied a second coat. After it was dried, I applied both layers (manufacturer recommended) of the clear coat to achieve the "wet" look.

Everything looked awesome, albeit noticably darker than it appears in the pic for some reason. When I started to remove the masking tape, THE PAINT STARTED TO COME UP WITH IT! I came up like a thick, almost rubbery, sticker! I am not only at a loss, but kinda dismayed and really irritated :swearing:, mainly because I know I hosed something, and i don't know what I did wrong.
Here are some pics. I know my painting REAKS of being either really out of practice or a total noob, but lets get past that part.
Please help out a fellow modder (insert begging/grovelling smiley here haha)



Original masking to go along with the not quite rigid shaping of the letters. I later remasked and sanded further to make a more squared off letter.



Final product at a few feet. Looks soso



You can see some of the peeling from here.



You can see a couple of my scratches, as well as places where the paint lifts and shows primer.



Zoom in of the paint peeling uniformly.



Paint folded back down.

Someone please explain what I managed to hose up.
Thanks!
I ain't no painting expert..
but you should of just sanded that area really well. then primed the sucker.. it's hard to explain.
but I saw a video on someone painting a PSU or something.. and it turned out nicely. no orange peels. or what not.
What kind of paint did you use..?

**i'll try and find the video..
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post #2613 of 23525
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PLeas Sir, May I join the Club?

I will get a proper picture up someday, but I am super lazy
Added, welcome!

[QUOTE=FairladyZ32;7146463]What is that, anyway? I've seen it on a couple different builds.[QUOTE]

Those are anti-kink coils. They are normally used only for tight radius bends but people like the looks of them!
    
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Hi all,

Thinking of buying the 922. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas regarding changing the drive cage. I swap out drives frequently and from what I'm told, you virtually need to take both side panels off to do so.

Also, just checking the new/taller TRUE's or Megahalems will fit with the optional side panel fan mounted?

Thanks in advance...
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post #2615 of 23525
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Hi all,

Thinking of buying the 922. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas regarding changing the drive cage. I swap out drives frequently and from what I'm told, you virtually need to take both side panels off to do so.

Also, just checking the new/taller TRUE's or Megahalems will fit with the optional side panel fan mounted?

Thanks in advance...
Both coolers should fit in the 922 as it is 1 inch wider than the 932 and I dont have any issues whatsoever with my TRUE 120. There isnt much of a difference in size between these 2 beastly cases, the 922 is only 2 inches shorter but an inch wider based on the dimensions. They have the same depth at just a tad over 22". From newegg's specs:

922= 22.2" x 10" x 19.7"

932= 22.7" x 9" x 21.5"

For the hard drive removal, you dont have to take off both side panels. You could probably just reach around and unplug them, just make sure you pull out the right cables . But you would probably need to remove both side panels to install hard drives. At the same time, the side panels are very easy to remove and put on, so it shouldnt be much of a hassle.
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post #2616 of 23525
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Hi all,

Thinking of buying the 922. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas regarding changing the drive cage. I swap out drives frequently and from what I'm told, you virtually need to take both side panels off to do so.

Also, just checking the new/taller TRUE's or Megahalems will fit with the optional side panel fan mounted?

Thanks in advance...
There are tons of options there. You can drill out those rivets and move the cage however you want. You can also remove the latching piece that pivots on the drive holder and then the drives would fit in those bays backwards. You would then be able to unplug your drives from the left side entirely.

I did some pretty cool mods to my drive cage. I should really get my build thread started. I've been having too much fun doing the mods so far. Maybe I should take a break today and start it so I can show some of these things I've done.
post #2617 of 23525
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I ain't no painting expert..
but you should of just sanded that area really well. then primed the sucker.. it's hard to explain.
but I saw a video on someone painting a PSU or something.. and it turned out nicely. no orange peels. or what not.
What kind of paint did you use..?

**i'll try and find the video..
Thanks for the help, and not to be argumentitive when asking for assistance. But, it isnt lifting off of the panel, the paint is lifting off of the primer Hence part of the confusion. I don't get why paint wont stick to its own primer. Same brand, same series, they are supposed to be designed to work together.

**edit** Any ideas on why it would peel from its own Primer? That one REALLY throws me off.
Edited by Marauder_IIc - 9/10/09 at 10:46am
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Hi all,

Thinking of buying the 922. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas regarding changing the drive cage. I swap out drives frequently and from what I'm told, you virtually need to take both side panels off to do so.

Thanks in advance...
1) My advice would be, not the most common, but it is something I considered. Remove the drive rack completely.
2) Use something for a pedestal, like part of the mount for the floppy drive, s you can get some elevation on it, basically to clear the rail on the side where the side panel mounts.
3) Measure off, and knock a hole in the side panel of the HAF.
4) Install http://www.scsi4me.com/enhance-storpack-s35.html or something simular. I don't have this exact model, it appears that they are out of stock on the model I have. I can plug in either SATA2 or SAS, it is Hotswap, VERY handy.
I use this for a RAID5 storage array. But you can swap multiple drives in and out with this.

Other good option, if you are only trading out say you "D" drive, you could use one of these, I also have one, for single drive swaps http://www.startech.com/item/HSB100S...-Swap-Bay.aspx Frankly this is the handiest thing I have in my case. Fully hotswat on a standard SATA port, no issues on an old mobo in XP, just takes the system 30ish seconds to acknowledge the drive (faster on newer mobo's).

Take a look at the links, both are excellent products. Infact the first link www.scsi4me.com is an excellent company, exemplary customer support, very friendly and excellent quality components.
post #2619 of 23525
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Originally Posted by Marauder_IIc View Post
1) My advice would be, not the most common, but it is something I considered. Remove the drive rack completely.
2) Use something for a pedestal, like part of the mount for the floppy drive, s you can get some elevation on it, basically to clear the rail on the side where the side panel mounts.
3) Measure off, and knock a hole in the side panel of the HAF.
4) Install http://www.scsi4me.com/enhance-storpack-s35.html or something simular. I don't have this exact model, it appears that they are out of stock on the model I have. I can plug in either SATA2 or SAS, it is Hotswap, VERY handy.
I use this for a RAID5 storage array. But you can swap multiple drives in and out with this.

Other good option, if you are only trading out say you "D" drive, you could use one of these, I also have one, for single drive swaps http://www.startech.com/item/HSB100S...-Swap-Bay.aspx Frankly this is the handiest thing I have in my case. Fully hotswat on a standard SATA port, no issues on an old mobo in XP, just takes the system 30ish seconds to acknowledge the drive (faster on newer mobo's).

Take a look at the links, both are excellent products. Infact the first link www.scsi4me.com is an excellent company, exemplary customer support, very friendly and excellent quality components.
Here is the link for the rack I have. http://www.scsi4me.com/snt-sas3051b-...-sas-cage.html
Guess they aren't out of stock, I just missed it. Works great with my LSI SAS controller, and worked on an older NVRaid controller too.
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thx Touge180SX and reaper~!
i will make better
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