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Been trying to find how to paint the crossfire bridge when it comes time to install in my build. Not sure if its possible or safe..

Has anyone done it? If so please share
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I used fingernail polish. It is NON conductive..
Worked like a champ
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Probably a plastic spray paint. As it's not as corrosive as a used for metal solvent thinned paint. Spray it in very fine coats as to not soak the plastic in solvent. That way it dries before it can soak in. Then recoat 3 times if necessary waiting 20 min between coats.
I plastic painted some fan wires black, worked great. Xfire link should be similar but if not you have another one to use, ha.
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I used fingernail polish. It is NON conductive..
Worked like a champ
Mind posting a picture? Id really love to do this- depending on the final product.
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I was considering using the vinyl dye like mentioned here: http://www.overclock.net/ati/826190-...re-bridge.html. Its suggested for cables instead of sleeving but I assume it would work for the bridge. Thoughts?
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post #6 of 14
I used a Sharpie
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sharpie? thats easy enough... it looks nice?
I just tried electrical tape, but where the pcb begins on both sides it lifts.

Ill try the sharpie- easiest for now.. and if it doesnt work, i have a second Thanks!
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I have an extra one in a box somewhere... Ill try to tape it into 3 sections, paint a section with nail polish, another with dye, another with sharpie. See how it looks
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post #9 of 14
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Well the first thing is if itll short anything with the gpus..
Then second comes looks Ill avoid spray paints as that can be hit or miss (id think) nail polish seems plausible but not convenient. Sharpie is convenient, easy and variety of colors.

I just did the pcb part of the link with black.. Looks great. its glossy though. As long as you stroke the marker the same way its good.
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Yep. It really adds a nice touch. I had high res pics of mine from a while ago but couldn't find them


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