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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa;12728990 
Where did you get yours from?

As I keep saying, from SVC.
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Hi guys,

I ordered a few more yates 120mm med for the next update to my build (total 16x 120mm and 2x 140mm med).

My first 12 fans I went ahead and painted them doing it the hard way frown.gif. I taped off the housing first, the paint job was so-so. I want to paint them the right way and that is to remove the blade to make it easier. Is there a guide for the Yates or something similar to remove the blade for painting? Thanks,

-wermad
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Originally Posted by wermad;12761525 
Hi guys,

I ordered a few more yates 120mm med for the next update to my build (total 16x 120mm and 2x 140mm med).

My first 12 fans I went ahead and painted them doing it the hard way frown.gif. I taped off the housing first, the paint job was so-so. I want to paint them the right way and that is to remove the blade to make it easier. Is there a guide for the Yates or something similar to remove the blade for painting? Thanks,

-wermad

Added. See this thread on painting your fans. It shows how to take them apart. While you are at it you might want to lube them so they last longer.

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-general-discussion/493987-guide-paint-your-fans-uv.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf;12761780 
Added. See this thread on painting your fans. It shows how to take them apart. While you are at it you might want to lube them so they last longer.

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-general-discussion/493987-guide-paint-your-fans-uv.html

+rep

Any recommended lubricant? Machine oil lubricant ok?
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I normally use Rem Oil in a bottle (not the spray), but I've also found Sewing Machine Lube, Fishing Reel Lube, 3in1 oil (as long as it isn't the penetrating type), light Machine Oil, or anything similar works well. Just stay away from using Penetrating oil or sprays. Sprays are okay to clean out a bearing that is really dirty, but the lubricant doesn't hold up very long.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf;12762038 
I normally use Rem Oil in a bottle (not the spray), but I've also found Sewing Machine Lube, Fishing Reel Lube, 3in1 oil (as long as it isn't the penetrating type), light Machine Oil, or anything similar works well. Just stay away from using Penetrating oil or sprays. Sprays are okay to clean out a bearing that is really dirty, but the lubricant doesn't hold up very long.

thanks again, this came into mind since my mom is a die-hard sewing machine user tongue.gif Gotta stop by the folk's pad to get me some sewing machine oil/lubricant.
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I found a good solution for Oil/Lube is the stuff they use on old organs and such with rotating gear amps.

It's usually cheap, and it comes with a needle point injector.
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damn flying c-clip tongue.gif, good thing I was using a dud fan I had lying around biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12781761 
I found a good solution for Oil/Lube is the stuff they use on old organs and such with rotating gear amps.

It's usually cheap, and it comes with a needle point injector.

Interesting. I'll have to look into it.

I cleaned out my system the other night and decided to lube my Yate's. A couple of drops of the Rem Oil and the RPM of the High Speeds from SVC shot up from 2,100/2,150 RPM to 2,250 to 2,300 RPM's. They are also a tad bit quieter, at least to the ear. Best 20 minutes I've spent this month.
Edited by PapaSmurf - 3/18/11 at 3:13pm
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I'd like to join! I have 6 Yate Loon Mediums, all hooked up to a NZXT Sentry 2 Fan controller. My front 2 fans are joined on a single control because the wattage is high enough on the outputs to support daisychaining without lowering speed/power, and I plan to join my push/pull Yate Loons because I plan to get 1 more. These are amazing fans to get for system consistency. I find the NZXT 120RB fan just slightly quieter but at a $1 more price, plus really high shipping, compared to Petras, not worth it (just glad to get it with my case). The price is just amazing on these fans.

I wish I didn't break one of the fans I got (i accidentally bought a 6th) because then I wouldnt have to order another. They are out of stock where I buy them, PTS, so gotta wait 3 weeks.

2 Intake, 1 rear/top exhaust (plan to make it 2), push/pull.

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My Push/pull before I cleaned the wires up and installed a custom heatsink onto the VRM. Plan to replace that loud CM Blademaster with another YL-M soon!
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