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remember I said I wasn't entirely done with the GPU backplates? well, some of the screws where still hitting on the plate keeping it from sitting down on the memory chips, so i took my dremel and enlarged the holes that where causing the problems. I also bought a bottle of goo-gone and got all the nasty sticker goo off.

first two trimmed and cleaned:



third one had lots of goo left on it, so i had to use quite a bit of goo-gone and let it soak:



all three cleaned up:



decided they needed to be painted, so sanded them up along with the rear panel plates:



also sanded up the 120mm rad, rear IO shield, and DVD drive cover:



and with some shnazy new black :-) (keep in mind this is the first coat, without sanding):











remember how beat up that 120mm rad was? now check it out:





and what's this? bet no one saw that coming! RED!





if it looks a bit pink right now it is because it has not cured yet, that is actually still wet.
post #1252 of 1629
No, I didnt see that coming...
I bet it'll look really cool
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No, I didnt see that coming...
I bet it'll look really cool


I think it will too, I decided with all the red i am covering up with the black aluminum I needed to do something to keep the black/red balance going, so i decided the backplates would be a good way to do that.
post #1254 of 1629
And the only thing you can do now is waiting till the paint is dry...
Till then you wont be sure if you messed up your rig and making us unsub or did an awesome mod that'll make us abuse the rep+ button...
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And the only thing you can do now is waiting till the paint is dry...
Till then you wont be sure if you messed up your rig and making us unsub or did an awesome mod that'll make us abuse the rep+ button...
HA! didn't know so much rested on my GPU back plates.
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Every little thing you do is really important. Just for you though, I just mess up a few things and nobody will see it
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Awesome! Me love paint

Hey, the radiator did you paint the whole thing, or cover the core and just painted the shroud?
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Every little thing you do is really important. Just for you though, I just mess up a few things and nobody will see it
Haha, I think I'll be alright though.

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Awesome! Me love paint

Hey, the radiator did you paint the whole thing, or cover the core and just painted the shroud?
I painted the whole thing, but I tried to be light on the fins. They where pretty beat up before, so ha to do something.
post #1259 of 1629
Nice update. Great work keep painting!
    
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I have to paint a rad just wondering if it'll look good just painting the whole thing, guess so.
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