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Hey all I cut a hole in my computer case for the danger den fill port, but it seems that the hole is slightly big, so it's not a snug fit in there. Any solutions other than neatly super gluing it in the hole?

Also, I made a few (or alot) of scratches around the point where I made the hole. I need to paint over it. My newbness got the best of me and I have a few deep gashes. Well, not as deep as you might think. Will multiple layers of spray paint fill these scratches in?
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post #2 of 23
You could try wrapping some electrical tape or teflon tape around the threads to take up some of the slop in the hole. Other than that, I can't imagine what you could do except just live with it being a little loose.
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If the scratches are really big you could use bondo or some other filler. Also if the fillport still fits in the hole but wobbles a little, I would just try sealing around it from the bottom side if you can with silicon or something.
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http://cableorganizer.com/richco/clo...in-bushing.htm

http://www.connectorsupply.com/catal...ing-pi-66.html

links shown for example. You can usually pick them up at a local hardware store (ACE, True Value...etc).
Edited by xandypx - 2/17/11 at 6:46am
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http://cableorganizer.com/richco/clo...in-bushing.htm

http://www.connectorsupply.com/catal...ing-pi-66.html

links shown for example. You can usually pick them up at a local hardware store (ACE, True Value...etc).
Now would this let me screw in the actuall fill port? Because I think it was supposed to screw in with this it would be kinda snug, but still could take it out easily. I'm going to go to home depot today with the fill port and see what a good solution would be. Thanks!
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Now would this let me screw in the actuall fill port? Because I think it was supposed to screw in with this it would be kinda snug, but still could take it out easily. I'm going to go to home depot today with the fill port and see what a good solution would be. Thanks!
It should, it's a piece of plastic. Depending on what you get, some of them are solid with tabbed ears that snap it into place. Push the tabs, and the whole grommit/bushing releases. You may find that you are going to have to actually make the hole in your case bigger to accomadate the bushing.

The other option, is to cut the bushing down with a dremmel, so you only end up with the shoulder and rim (just enough left of the penetrating part to keep it centered in the hole of the case), and then using a washer, and flat nut, bolting the fill port in place. If your hole isn't overly big, using the washer/flat nut may solve the problem without the bushing.
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post #7 of 23
I did the same thing to my case. Though my hole was just perfect. You can use this to make the hole smooth and make a tighter fit. Should do the job.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1877
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post #8 of 23
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I might buy that thing H4rd5styl3 recommended. I went to home depot and they didn't have any of the grommets for my needs. They had small brass ones and big plastic ones for desktop cable wiring.

I also got that bondo. Its drying now. I will go sand in about 20 minutes.
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post #9 of 23
They have the correct grommets in the screw aisle in the drawers where the specialty ones are They're black rubber ones.
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Any way we could get pics?

Would u-channel molding work?

http://www.mnpctech.com/UChannel.html
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