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I have a pair of GT ap-15's i wanna paint them. How hard is it to take them apart and paint them? Will i damage them buy taking them by taking them apart? Any links on this?
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the bearing will break if you try to take them apart. its not really possible take them apart because once the manufacturer puts it together that's pretty much it frown.gif
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post #3 of 7
No, it's possible. Nodar has done it to all the GT's he has (and it's a lot). His worklog is here.
post #4 of 7
They are able to be taken apart without harm.

First remove the label, and keep it somewhere safe.

Don't destroy it - you'll need it.
Following that, get a pair of tweezers and remove a plastic or metal C-clip that binds the shaft to prevent it from slipping away from the bearings.

Keep the C-clip, you'll need that too.
Following that, remove the impeller, and use a screwdriver to push two sets of ball bearings out of the fan assembly.

There - you're done.

Keep all the parts safely.

When re-assembling, do the reverse.

1) Replace ball bearings
2) Replace impeller
3) Bend C-clip back in to position and replace C-clip on shaft
4) Replace sticker

And you're done.
Won't kill the fan.
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They arent difficult to take apart. When you peel back the fan's label sticker, theres a hole in the mioddle, in this hole youll see the axial shaft with a plastic snap ring on it. take a small screwdriver or knife and carefully remove the plastic snap ring, BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOSE IT, and once its removed, you can remove the fan blade and axial shaft assembly from the fan. reverse procedure to re-assemble, just DO NOT lose that plastic snap ring.
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Originally Posted by fr0st.;12185779 
No, it's possible. Nodar has done it to all the GT's he has (and it's a lot). His worklog is here.

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Originally Posted by fr0st.;12185779 
No, it's possible. Nodar has done it to all the GT's he has (and it's a lot). His worklog is here.

He even shows you how to do it if I recall. Plus he is active so you can pm him
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