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If you wanna increase the orange visible through the window, sleeve is a good idea or you could paint your fans like SW3D and I did.

Hey by the way, did you use scotch brite or 400/600 grit sand paper for the fans ? SW3D told me scotch Brite was better for palstic but I'm going to be painting metal to and I really don't want to buy different stuff if one of them is good enough for both.

Total painting mod budget being 50 €.

@SW3D, the dude doesn't ship over sea and actually, I can't find a single can of adhesion promoter on eBay that'd ship to france frown.gif. So I guess I'll have to do without. Anyway, it's been raining all day long so I probably won't go out fetch the stuff today (and tomorrow's sunday) but I'll first only get the primer (about that, will plastic primer work on metal and will regular primer work on plastic ?) and clear varnish because my bro's got a can of white and blue paint (definitely cheap ones though). I'll do tests on one of the two spare PCI things, on the spare DVD one and a HDD tray (plus a couple of different screws) and I've got a stock 200mm fan from a friend's 650D that I'll do tests on too (it's a really crappy fan so I don't mind wrecking it).


@all, Has anybody tried painting the "frame" of a fan ? I've seen quite a lot of people doing the fan itself but couldn't find out whether or not you lot had tried painting the frame.
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post #11542 of 15204
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Hey by the way, did you use scotch brite or 400/600 grit sand paper for the fans ? SW3D told me scotch Brite was better for palstic but I'm going to be painting metal to and I really don't want to buy different stuff if one of them is good enough for both.
Total painting mod budget being 50 €.
You shouldn't use sand or grit for plastic, it can scratch deep grooves into the plastic.
It happened to me, so I'm not just saying it.
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@all, Has anybody tried painting the "frame" of a fan ? I've seen quite a lot of people doing the fan itself but couldn't find out whether or not you lot had tried painting the frame.

It should be relatively easy, so long as you cover the motors and wiring. Pop the fan off and get sprayin'. Don't get paint on the motor. Seriously.
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post #11543 of 15204
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You shouldn't use sand or grit for plastic, it can scratch deep grooves into the plastic.
It happened to me, so I'm not just saying it.
It should be relatively easy, so long as you cover the motors and wiring. Pop the fan off and get sprayin'. Don't get paint on the motor. Seriously.

ok. So I guess I'll have to look for scotch brite then ^^. Which brings me to another question, can I use that on the metal parts xD ?
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post #11544 of 15204
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ok. So I guess I'll have to look for scotch brite then ^^. Which brings me to another question, can I use that on the metal parts xD ?

Sure you can, but sand paper would be more effective. A lot more. The reason you use scotch brite on plastic is because plastic scratches. Metal doesn't quite have the same problem.

Plus a sheet of sand paper is like $.20 over here, it can't be much more in euros.
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post #11545 of 15204
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Sure you can, but sand paper would be more effective. A lot more. The reason you use scotch brite on plastic is because plastic scratches. Metal doesn't quite have the same problem.
Plus a sheet of sand paper is like $.20 over here, it can't be much more in euros.

Everything's more expensive in euros. Even McDonald's, KFC, etc... are expensive here.

600 Grit sand paper that I posted here was 5 €:

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post #11546 of 15204
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Awesome job!!!! I love the side door as it looks like you got a nice strait cut with some clean curved edges, the design is simple and fits well also. I hate to critique your front door since you got it all nice and wrapped up with the carbon vinyl. I used a metal file to shape some of the rougher edges when I cut my front door of the phantom. I have spent a lot of time on my front door.. Overall I love your build. The xigmatek fans fit in perfect. If you wanna add some more orange to your build I would go checkout Soundworks3d's build as he added some nice gold accents to the inside of his case.


BLAH ! I HATED DOING THAT DOOR SO MUCH! I couldn't keep the cutting wheel of the dremel perpendicular to the cuts I wanted because of the dremels body itself. When I took that first picture I was going to throw it away because it looked so terrible. but like you sugguested I took a file and got to work. It took forever to get it close to being good and I still hated it. finally I just had to wrap it in that vinyl to make it tolerable. I have a spare door that I want to try it again on when I have a whole day to spend to it.

but thanks for the Tips and compliments! This is my first build ever so feel free to critique more and give me more ways to improve, its always appreciated.
post #11547 of 15204
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how did I do
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I was thinking of putting GTs at top of my h100 rad and was thinking how about will I do that. Also was thinking of cable sleeving fans and most psu cables. The cables on the GTs were a mess

It looks so empty with that mini mobo tongue.gif Is it just me or is your vid card REALLY bent?
post #11548 of 15204
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Awesome job!!!! I love the side door as it looks like you got a nice strait cut with some clean curved edges, the design is simple and fits well also. I hate to critique your front door since you got it all nice and wrapped up with the carbon vinyl. I used a metal file to shape some of the rougher edges when I cut my front door of the phantom. I have spent a lot of time on my front door.. Overall I love your build. The xigmatek fans fit in perfect. If you wanna add some more orange to your build I would go checkout Soundworks3d's build as he added some nice gold accents to the inside of his case.
BLAH ! I HATED DOING THAT DOOR SO MUCH! I couldn't keep the cutting wheel of the dremel perpendicular to the cuts I wanted because of the dremels body itself. When I took that first picture I was going to throw it away because it looked so terrible. but like you sugguested I took a file and got to work. It took forever to get it close to being good and I still hated it. finally I just had to wrap it in that vinyl to make it tolerable. I have a spare door that I want to try it again on when I have a whole day to spend to it.
but thanks for the Tips and compliments! This is my first build ever so feel free to critique more and give me more ways to improve, its always appreciated.

The file is my best friend...lol. I could not make the stuff I do without a good file.
post #11549 of 15204
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Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

Hey by the way, did you use scotch brite or 400/600 grit sand paper for the fans ? SW3D told me scotch Brite was better for palstic but I'm going to be painting metal to and I really don't want to buy different stuff if one of them is good enough for both.
Total painting mod budget being 50 €.
@SW3D, the dude doesn't ship over sea and actually, I can't find a single can of adhesion promoter on eBay that'd ship to france frown.gif. So I guess I'll have to do without. Anyway, it's been raining all day long so I probably won't go out fetch the stuff today (and tomorrow's sunday) but I'll first only get the primer (about that, will plastic primer work on metal and will regular primer work on plastic ?) and clear varnish because my bro's got a can of white and blue paint (definitely cheap ones though). I'll do tests on one of the two spare PCI things, on the spare DVD one and a HDD tray (plus a couple of different screws) and I've got a stock 200mm fan from a friend's 650D that I'll do tests on too (it's a really crappy fan so I don't mind wrecking it).
@all, Has anybody tried painting the "frame" of a fan ? I've seen quite a lot of people doing the fan itself but couldn't find out whether or not you lot had tried painting the frame.
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Originally Posted by Erakith View Post

Sure you can, but sand paper would be more effective. A lot more. The reason you use scotch brite on plastic is because plastic scratches. Metal doesn't quite have the same problem.
Plus a sheet of sand paper is like $.20 over here, it can't be much more in euros.

you can use the scotch brite pad on metal or plastic, all you want to achieve is a ruff surface to paint on, so the paint sticks. And about the adhesion promoter just take a pic of the bull dog adhesion promoter to your local store and ask them if they have something equivalent to that. all come to end just scuff the surface real good and after words clean it with some 91% alcohol not less or some mineral spirit its like lacquer thinner. and wear some glove or wash your hands really good to avoid getting oils from you hands on the plastic after you sand it and clean it to achieve a good adhesion to the plastic. Good luck thumb.gif
post #11550 of 15204
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Originally Posted by SoundWorks3D View Post

you can use the scotch brite pad on metal or plastic, all you want to achieve is a ruff surface to paint on, so the paint sticks. And about the adhesion promoter just take a pic of the bull dog adhesion promoter to your local store and ask them if they have something equivalent to that. all come to end just scuff the surface real good and after words clean it with some 91% alcohol not less or some mineral spirit its like lacquer thinner. and wear some glove or wash your hands really good to avoid getting oils from you hands on the plastic after you sand it and clean it to achieve a good adhesion to the plastic. Good luck thumb.gif

do I need to use the adhesion promoter if I am painting plexi? I have sanded it and eveything.
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