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FYI, some fans are designed "impossible" to remove the blade from the shroud, examples would be CM R4/ Silvertone FN181.
Thanks for the info.

This is what i was concerned about. I know some enermax fans have removable blades. (The non-LED ones)
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FYI, some fans are designed "impossible" to remove the blade from the shroud, examples would be CM R4/ Silvertone FN181.
Yes this is true, another example are the CM blademaster sink fans, and the CM red high speed 120mm case fans. But you can still disassemble these fans, you just have to be very careful with a razor blade.
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Yes this is true, another example are the CM blademaster sink fans, and the CM red high speed 120mm case fans. But you can still disassemble these fans, you just have to be very careful with a razor blade.
Once again thank you,

I will make a list of which fans you cant disamble. Anyone wanna chime in?
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I would take extra care when painting fans. Low RPM fans may not suffer from this, but If you get to much pain on one fin or what not you can throw off the balance of the fan causing all kinds of noise and premature fan failure.

Due to this, I would only do 2 REALY thin coats of paint...maby 3 if I where frisky that day.
+1 to this. I my first attempt at painting a fan was turning a generic clear-blade case fan to chrome. After a few days, it started whining and then died in about 2 weeks. Its either because I didn't re-lube the bearings, or because I put too much paint on resulting in wobble. (I had applied 2 thin coats on each side)

It was a fair bit of trouble since that was my first try, and the sudden death of the fan put me off painting my 3x Gentle Typhoons white.

Anyways, good luck, keep us posted with pics if you can.


EDIT: How about the Arctic F12? They have 3-pin and PWM versions, but I'm not sure how well they'll do on a radiator.
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Once again thank you,

I will make a list of which fans you cant disamble. Anyone wanna chime in?
You can still dis assemble them, BUT you have to be careful with a razor blade hand have ALOT of patience. Sometimes its worth it, especially on nice fans. Anyway, on hard to disassemble fans, Ill start the list:
CM Blademaster
CM red LED high RPM 120mm case fans.
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post #16 of 27
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You can still dis assemble them, BUT you have to be careful with a razor blade hand have ALOT of patience. Sometimes its worth it, especially on nice fans. Anyway, on hard to disassemble fans, Ill start the list:
CM Blademaster
CM red LED high RPM 120mm case fans.
Thanks Ill add them to the OP, might change the title of the thread to "Fans that cant be disasembled" or something along those lines.

Ill do a "Cant" list and a "Very hard to" list and will list your instructions.
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Thanks Ill add them to the OP, might change the title of the thread to "Fans that cant be disasembled" or something along those lines.

Ill do a "Cant" list and a "Very hard to" list and will list your instructions.
I dunno if there are any that CANT be dis assembled per say, I do know theres some that are very difficult to dis assemble, like the ones I mentioned above.
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I dunno if there are any that CANT be dis assembled per say, I do know theres some that are very difficult to dis assemble, like the ones I mentioned above.
Someone mention the R4's and FN181 as "designed to be impossible to disassemble" or something along those lines, but im happy to change the OP with anyone has any brilliant suggestions!

I'll be linking the fans with their offical websites soon to.
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Someone mention the R4's and FN181 as "designed to be impossible to disassemble" or something along those lines, but im happy to change the OP with anyone has any brilliant suggestions!

I'll be linking the fans with their offical websites soon to.
ya they may be impossible to some, but to others, such as myself who have time on their hands, and patience with a razor blade, they are just a royal pain to disassemble.
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fans that come apart.

Enermax Cluster Fan 120mm
Enermax Twister Magma 120mm
ENERMAX T.B. SILENCE 120
GELID WING 12 PWM BLUE LED
GELID WING 12 PWM GREEN LED
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