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honest this does work. try just some balled up aluminum foil and water. it does get off surface rust. as for the front panel try rubbing compound and go with the grain see how that comes out.
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Good luck with P180. but I will look forwarding your next worklog with p180 eventually.
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honest this does work. try just some balled up aluminum foil and water. it does get off surface rust. as for the front panel try rubbing compound and go with the grain see how that comes out.
Good suggestion. I will second the tinfoil idea for the rust. I used to use tinfoil on the chrome wheels on my truck when they got small rust spots on them. +1 twisted
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honest this does work. try just some balled up aluminum foil and water. it does get off surface rust. as for the front panel try rubbing compound and go with the grain see how that comes out.
At first I thought this idea was nonsense however after trying it I must say that is possibly the way of removing it I have found. Unlike the wire brush it doesn't scratch up the case and also removes alot of the other grime with it.
+Rep for that brilliant idea.

The kit: I quickly used this foil paper up by trying to do everything at once. So instead started focusing on individual areas.

The enemy: I decided to focus on these 3 bits as they were easy to get to and as I later discovered the far right patch of rust extended under the plastic.

Before and after: Using a wire brush to get the worst off then finishing up with the foil.

These are the hardest to get at so will require a fair bit of elbow grease.

Originally I thought these were removable, turns out they weren't so I now how to reattach this one some how. I should of realised when I was using an adjustable wrench to remove it. At the time I thought it was really rusted up.

After 5 minutes of work.

A quick clean up, 5 minutes work has got off a majority of the rust and also the grime around it compared to the top.

I have been having really been having time constraints doing this case so I will try to continue this on the Sunday. However in the mean time I will be at a friends house putting a computer within a mega drive within the weekend, I will try to post that next week.

Also next week I will have my normal camera back so good quality images from now on.
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"At first I thought this idea was nonsense however after trying it I must say that is possibly the way of removing it I have found. Unlike the wire brush it doesn't scratch up the case and also removes alot of the other grime with it.
+Rep for that brilliant idea."

lol, yea i know its seems idiotic of an idea....but damn does it work. glad its working for you


"Originally I thought these were removable, turns out they weren't so I now how to reattach this one some how. I should of realised when I was using an adjustable wrench to remove it. At the time I thought it was really rusted up."

Since they seemed to have been meant to be permanent I would try some JB weld on the inside of the hole where they came from. It's sandable and paintable.
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Originally I thought these were removable, turns out they weren't so I now how to reattach this one some how. I should of realised when I was using an adjustable wrench to remove it. At the time I thought it was really rusted up.
I did the same thing on an older case. What I ended up doing was was super-gluing them back onto the motherboard tray. I think any decently strong glue/epoxy will hold as long as you don't torque the motherboard screws down like Hulk Hogan.

The rust clean up looks like it went well man, good job!
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Here is a better image:
Flash rust beginning to form.

You might like to consider some primer or something over the corroded areas after you've sanded them. Sometimes the rust comes back.

As for the missing drive trays: http://store.antec.com/Product/acces...5-30224-1.aspx
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Flash rust beginning to form.

You might like to consider some primer or something over the corroded areas after you've sanded them. Sometimes the rust comes back.

As for the missing drive trays: http://store.antec.com/Product/acces...5-30224-1.aspx
Yes I noticed as I was cleaning it that alot of the bare metal had came through where I had gone through the worst of the dirt. I will prime it as soon as I clean the whole case, in the mean time it is in the driest environment possible so it should hold the rust off long enough.

Discovered that aluminium foil isn't the best for your fingers, got lots of little skin cuts which I didn't notice till I actually sliced my finger open (luckily not deep) so got first aid on it(thank someone in my family is a nurse) so I am unable to do it for a few days. However I think some gloves are in order in the mean time.
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So any progress in past couple days??
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So any progress in past couple days??
Yes, little however. I spend my weekend at a friends creating a mutated case consisting of a Megadrive and a PS2:
[Waiting for picture to be sent to me]

The time I got home I looked at the case whilst thinking how to save time. In the end I thought it wasn't worth trying to preserve the paint on it from the factory so got the worst off with a wire brush so I could put some paint and primer on.

I dug out a can paint and primer in one which was used on a trailer from a while back. I then got a roll of masking tape and covered anything plastic then took a break:






I ended up removing the masking tape over the CD drive compartments as the CD drive within it was rubbish as it was.

Unfortunately I started running out of light (as you can tell from the shadows) so didn't get any more images.
Just after I painted it rain started so I quickly put it in the poly-tunnel (who knew gardening could help ) where it should be totally dry for Tuesday.

I need to put more paint on some point in the future but it will probably be after May when I mod this case (or another) properly and put up a work log.
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