Well it was not just the sand kicking my butt...the Wife went down with a sinus infection and it got me too, we're both on antibiotics and should be normal in a day or two. I still feel like crap, but I got the 800D prep work completed and the case goes to powdercoat tomorrow afternoon.
Last time I stripped an 800D I was sure I'd never have to do that again. I guessed wrong.
That there is a pile o parts.
So many flanges...
Some designer at Corsair really has a thing for those little finger tine things...
did I mention flanges?
I'm sure there is a proper names for these type of creases...they too are prolific...
Backplane ready for take off...
That's how I felt when I finished the last part.
But the parts keep on coming.
Did I mention finger tines?
And of course let's have some folds that create areas you can't access. Not a modder friendly case...at least not for painters.
That's not exactly an easy place to paint properly.
The mobo tray has a lotta lotta holes in it. Holes with rolled lips. Joy.
And creases, flanges, detents...
And some tiny fiddly parts that are so thin they bend when you blast them. Sorry about breaking one of the antlers off one of these spring deals. I'll set you up with some tasty button head screws in case you decide to not rivet these back on.
This case designer doesn't like simple flat pieces of metal at all...not at all.
Clean as a whistle...now.
Again...the complex metal work...
Sanded to 320
Paint free everywhere.
Could this little thing strip of metal have any more goop on it?
Had to drill two small holes so the part can be hung.
So despite feeling like crap and it being 96F and humid as hell I hit it hard today and finished up. It was one of those things that I just wanted to power on through and get done so I I could wake up knowing I would NOT have to sandblast anything. Sandblasting is rough work my friends.
So tomorrow the parts get another look, in case the sweat and grit in my eyes made me skip anything, and then off to powdercoat.
More when they return coated in Pewter Hybrid.Edited by CyberDruid - 8/10/10 at 6:31pm