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I would email Thermalright and find out exactly what plastic these fans use.
Different spray paints adhere differently to certain plastics.

hello, i enjoyed your review, i have this fan and very pleased with it.
i wondered if you got a replay about which paint type will work well with it?

thanks, YD.
post #52 of 61
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hello, i enjoyed your review, i have this fan and very pleased with it.
i wondered if you got a replay about which paint type will work well with it?
thanks, YD.

 

I was told that these fans use a PBT plastic for the frame but the blades are different if I recall.

 

I would email Thermalright yourself and see if they'll let you know.

 

As for paint-choices, that'll depend on which part you plan to paint. If it's just the frame (to something like black) then there are plenty of choices.

Though, painting the fan is a bit of the pain as you have to break one of it's strengths (the bearing) if you want to properly paint it (e.g. giving it a dip in some dye.)

 

 

If you're just going for a spray on paint, then you can tape off the electronics & important parts so that's not a big concern.

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These are too expensive here in my country considering Taiwan is literally minutes away. Sigh I've always wanted these to complement my VenX.
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post #54 of 61
Nice review. Only problem is Thermalright does not give the correct size measurements.
Digital caliper measures 151.5 x 140 x 26.3mm


Best way to re-color is vinyl or leather dye like used in detail shops on leather seats.
post #55 of 61
Would this fan work on a 140.3 Rad? I am specifically thinking about the UT60 (140 x 3 = 420) rads. Please let me know.

TIA.
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Would this fan work on a 140.3 Rad? I am specifically thinking about the UT60 (140 x 3 = 420) rads. Please let me know.
TIA.
I've given you the drawing with all the measurements. Look at the cooler and let us know. thumb.gif
post #57 of 61
Doyll. thanks for the response. I do not have the rads yet and was hoping to hear from someone using this Rad/Fan combination. I will check with the Rad diagrams and will post back.
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Doyll. thanks for the response. I do not have the rads yet and was hoping to hear from someone using this Rad/Fan combination. I will check with the Rad diagrams and will post back.

Thanks. Look forward to seeing what you find out. They claim it can be used with 120mm and 140mm fans but all pics I see only show one set of fan mount holes. I assume these are 125mm spacing.
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Doyll. thanks for the response. I do not have the rads yet and was hoping to hear from someone using this Rad/Fan combination. I will check with the Rad diagrams and will post back.


For a discussion on which fans to use in a rad you really should start a thread in the water cooling subforum. Also, look at Martinm210's fan-on-rad testing, starting here.

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post #60 of 61
ehume,

Thank you! I did read a lot of Martin's reviews. Mostly about the 120mm fans and did not see the 140mm fan. Martins reviews are a great source of information. Will start there. If I want to get more info, will start a thread per your suggestion. Sorry did not mean to hijack this thread.
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