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Gene-Z, 2500K, uv red modded Ty140s, Cm Enforcer Case. My 2nd system smile.gif
No performance loss (at all) after painting, no weird fan noises also. Speedstep and all C states enabled.

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How did you go about painting the fans? I would like to paint the housing on mine black as well.thumb.gif
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yea inquiring minds would like to know. i have 3 ty-140s i need to paint.
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I was thinking about taping the blades and using Krylon Fusion for Plastic for the housing. My rig has a blue theme so the original blade color works fine. Not sure what to do about the TY-150s...will probably leave them alone for now in case I decide to sell them after I get a new case.
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Here is the picture as i forgot it in my other post. Thanks

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Here is the picture as i forgot it in my other post. Thanks

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OP updated. thumb.gif
How did you go about painting the fans? I would like to paint the housing on mine black as well.thumb.gif

Well, removed its blade from the housing, then hung it with a fishing line and just painted black, pretty simple. No primer coating needed, just 2 coats of regular black spray paint + 1 coat glossy varnish. It depends on your manual skills of course, if it's the first time i suggest you watch some tutorials in Youtube and practise spray painting on a similar item before starting this.
The hard part is removing the blade from the housing, i've painted many fans and this was the hardest to remove. You definetely have to damage the small black seal but it's re-usable (just not as handsome as before smile.gif )
Usually you remove the rubber seal behind the housing to take it apart but this particular fan don't have a rubber seal, it's a bit more plastic so pretty hard to remove. You have to twist it loose with a sharp thing like a nail or smthg, you gotta force it out, it doesn't get free easily like usual fans and you'll probably hurt it as i've said (depends on how much u forced it for sure)

For the blades i used 1 thin layer primer coat + 2 red coats + 1 coat varnish. (all sprayed) This is also the risky part, i did almost 7 Ty140s, 2 failed unfortunately, probably i couldn't mask off spindle section good enough.

The noise is not coming from the Thermalright fans. It's the oldy Cooler Master 500w psu's epic fan noise as i've noted there. Fans were still silent as they were before.
Edited by OnrA - 1/27/12 at 4:36am
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Do any shops in Australia still sell the Silver Arrow? I don't see thme anywhere mad.gif
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Do any shops in Australia still sell the Silver Arrow? I don't see thme anywhere mad.gif

It's like all Aussie retailers have abandoned Thermalright products. I'm glad I got my Silver Arrow when I did
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Well, removed its blade from the housing, then hung it with a fishing line and just painted black, pretty simple. No primer coating needed, just 2 coats of regular black spray paint + 1 coat glossy varnish. It depends on your manual skills of course, if it's the first time i suggest you watch some tutorials in Youtube and practise spray painting on a similar item before starting this.
The hard part is removing the blade from the housing, i've painted many fans and this was the hardest to remove. You definetely have to damage the small black seal but it's re-usable (just not as handsome as before smile.gif )
Usually you remove the rubber seal behind the housing to take it apart but this particular fan don't have a rubber seal, it's a bit more plastic so pretty hard to remove. You have to twist it loose with a sharp thing like a nail or smthg, you gotta force it out, it doesn't get free easily like usual fans and you'll probably hurt it as i've said (depends on how much u forced it for sure)
For the blades i used 1 thin layer primer coat + 2 red coats + 1 coat varnish. (all sprayed) This is also the risky part, i did almost 7 Ty140s, 2 failed unfortunately, probably i couldn't mask off spindle section good enough.
The noise is not coming from the Thermalright fans. It's the oldy Cooler Master 500w psu's epic fan noise as i've noted there. Fans were still silent as they were before.

Thanks for the info. thumb.gif I don't mind the color of the blades so I think I'll try using painters tape and leaving them on.
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@ OnrA

how did you remove the blades? i didnt see a way to take them off. unless im blind or something. tongue.gif
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