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I know huh, it's just sitting there so calmly. haha. with no barbs sticking out of it and such.

thank you.
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I want to paint my case. How did you get those 5.25 lock tabs off the case? This is the only thing holding me back from starting my paintjob.
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I want to paint my case. How did you get those 5.25 lock tabs off the case? This is the only thing holding me back from starting my paintjob.
8th and 9th pic down.

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...chill-mod.html

EDIT: Lulz forgot the link .
Edited by Derp - 2/23/09 at 10:57pm
post #94 of 176
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Stealing my Worklog with links to yours.. how dare you.. lol jk jk.

I actually was told to push hard on the top. and push down. when you get one side off, do the other side. and then it comes right out. that works. but it's very hard. what I actually did that worked best. was I put a flathead screwdriver Inside the drive bays. and I used it to push down on the plastic lip, and they'd pop right out very easy. then to add them back on. I went ahead and put the bottom lips in place. then slid the entire thing to the left. then slid back to the right and it would slide in under the lips. but be careful not to scratch off the new paint as there's little edges on the left sides. It's impossible not to scratch it. So I held the left side UP away from case as I slid them into place to prevent scratches.

good luck
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Stealing my Worklog with links to yours.. how dare you.. lol jk jk.

I actually was told to push hard on the top. and push down. when you get one side off, do the other side. and then it comes right out. that works. but it's very hard. what I actually did that worked best. was I put a flathead screwdriver Inside the drive bays. and I used it to push down on the plastic lip, and they'd pop right out very easy. then to add them back on. I went ahead and put the bottom lips in place. then slid the entire thing to the left. then slid back to the right and it would slide in under the lips. but be careful not to scratch off the new paint as there's little edges on the left sides. It's impossible not to scratch it. So I held the left side UP away from case as I slid them into place to prevent scratches.

good luck
These things are small beasts to get out but I got em. Did you sand/prime this case? The interior color is almost neutral already. Wondering if I should just whip it with the Rustoleum.
post #96 of 176
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I used some steel wool at first, just to rough it up a little bit and to get some texture to it, then I went ahead and used some Rustoleum Automotive Aluminum Primer.. I put 3 light.. "Light" coats on all within about 10 minutes of each other. (Light means it's ok if the first or even second coat doesn't cover the entire case, just spray it even and take your time. after the 3 fast coats. I let it dry for an hour, I then used a 800 Grit Wet/dry sandpaper and I lightly sanded. Don't apply pressure or you'll go through the Paint.. or you can just sand after the last primer. I did 4 or so primer coats, then I did my Main, thorough wet sanding after that. as it gets rid of that orange peel look.

Next I went ahead and got 3 cans of the Rustoleum Black Satin Paint. (Satin looks great, not glossy, but not Matte). I did the same general thing with the Black, I did 3 fast coats, and then I waited about an hour. did another wet sanding, did 3 more fast coats. wet sanded a little bit more on a few spots. and then I did a last and final coat over the nicely painted and sanded smooth surface, oh and in between each one, after you sand. get a Tach cloth, you can get those at Home Depot, or Lowes. it will clean off the residue.

I did 7 very thin coats of the main color, as 7 light/thin coats is better than 3 thick ones that might streak, or be uneven. Make sense.

Good Luck, get to painting. Mainly the best advice I can give is to Just take your time, don't rush it..
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I just came back from Wally world (wal-mart). I went to 2 and couldn't get Rustoleum so I got Krylon, which I've used before, black satin. Its completely stripped down but I'm going to get a nap before I jump on this. Thanks for the help. +1rep.
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Stealing my Worklog with links to yours.. how dare you.. lol jk jk.

I actually was told to push hard on the top. and push down. when you get one side off, do the other side. and then it comes right out. that works. but it's very hard. what I actually did that worked best. was I put a flathead screwdriver Inside the drive bays. and I used it to push down on the plastic lip, and they'd pop right out very easy. then to add them back on. I went ahead and put the bottom lips in place. then slid the entire thing to the left. then slid back to the right and it would slide in under the lips. but be careful not to scratch off the new paint as there's little edges on the left sides. It's impossible not to scratch it. So I held the left side UP away from case as I slid them into place to prevent scratches.

good luck
LOL actually its my case he linked too, If i used a better primer I wouldnt have scratched nearly as bad, plus this side is completed covered up byu the side panel. I had to "rush" my job because my neighbor started *****ing about fumes. I lve in NE philly and it is tooooo windy too do it and I needed to start work on it, so the paint job didnt do so well. However some model paint works well on touch ups. Sliding them its really easy and if it DOES scratch it will cover them up once the lockers are on. And once they are off, they are easily slid back on, its the last 1/8" or so that requires force to get it over the stopper.
post #99 of 176
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I just came back from Wally world (wal-mart). I went to 2 and couldn't get Rustoleum so I got Krylon, which I've used before, black satin. Its completely stripped down but I'm going to get a nap before I jump on this. Thanks for the help. +1rep.

Make sure you definatley CLEAN the steel the best you can with like windex or some kind of de greaser, and definatley use an etching primer followed by a regular primer.
post #100 of 176
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Yea I know I do, only problem with that is on the eVGA boards, they are all one, if I do NB. I need to do SB, and Mosfets. they are all one big piece sadly.. but I could always get a little fan for the SB. cool the NB with water, and just get some heatsinks for the Mosfets..
problem solved... http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24831
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