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I have 3 Gigabyte GTX470's in 3 way SLI. I wish to paint the SLI bridge connector (or whatever it is called), meaning the PCB that connects the 3 cards together. What can you guys tell me about my options here? Will it short out? Do I need any special paint? Anything else I need to consider?

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Krylon, push the button, don't paint the leads, just tape over them.
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If the paint is conductive AT ALL you will kill it.
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If the paint is conductive AT ALL you will kill it.
Why the hell would he go out looking for conductive paint?
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He or anyone else might not know if the paint is conductive? i mean what are the chances in a customer asking if the paint is conductive....

He needs some Specialist or experienced users opinion not some trool!
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How about some 3M carbon fiber look vinyl tape?

http://www.carbonfiberfilm.com/

Or, a piece of real carbon fiber like I did.

(not sure if you can see it clearly in my build, but here)

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Krylon, push the button, don't paint the leads, just tape over them.
Well, it would be the "back" side (opposite the connectors). Just the part you see when it is mounted on the cards in the case.

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Why the hell would he go out looking for conductive paint?
LOL just sayin, what if he happened to have some paint lying around that was also conductive.
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He or anyone else might not know if the paint is conductive? i mean what are the chances in a customer asking if the paint is conductive....

He needs some Specialist or experienced users opinion not some trool!
You have to go out looking for the stuff. Tell me why he would on purpose chose something like this... etc?

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If the paint is conductive AT ALL you will kill it.
Most bridges have the leads are under a layer of resin. There might be exposed pin ends though.
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