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Ok so first off I'm just after a bit of advise, pictures of progress will follow in about 12 hours.

So the original idea was to put a small LCD (similar to the psone lcd mod) portrait on my side panel in the corner behind the acrylic, after some trial and error I decided it would look a lot better landscape in place of the fan.

So I've cut a rectangle in the honeycomb area and used the original screw holes and some quick home made brackets to mount the lcd.

So in general I'm looking quite good, got some more filing to do and shaping of the brackets then I'm going to spray the brackets and LCD bezel black to match in.

Now the advise...

The way I've cut the honeycomb and filed down the honeycomb it's left some small nicks in the honeycomb I need covered up. I have thought about the black edging you can get but I don't think it will look right although I am thinking of trying it (although this may not work well with my brackets)

In an ideal world I would just like to paint them black to match in with the rest.

Could I just carefully spray the nicks with a matt black spray paint? Or should I try one of those paint touch up pens? Or would I have to spray the whole side panel?

Please give me your suggestions and I will try and get some pics up when I finish work


Edited by liamstears - 4/16/11 at 10:38am
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intresting... subed for some pics ect
    
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I have added a couple of wip teaser pics to the first post :-D

Comments please.....
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If the nicks and such are relatively tiny and hard to see, then touching them up slightly shouldn't be an issue. I can't see it being very noticeable as everyones attention in the area will be on the screen itself.

I like the mod, and I was thinking of doing something similar to my Solano 1000, but the way my rig is set up at my station made it a no-go for me.

Looking good so far, can't wait to see it all finished up.
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If the nicks and such are relatively tiny and hard to see, then touching them up slightly shouldn't be an issue. I can't see it being very noticeable as everyones attention in the area will be on the screen itself.

I like the mod, and I was thinking of doing something similar to my Solano 1000, but the way my rig is set up at my station made it a no-go for me.

Looking good so far, can't wait to see it all finished up.
Well im strapped for cash at the moment so cant afford the paint I need to spray the bezel but hopefully should have some in the next week or so.

How should I attempt the touch up? (im by no means good when it comes to paintwork lol, im only 20 with limited tools lol)

p.s it may look good on the outside but no one will want to see the big black boxes inside which power the lcd and turn it on/off by infrared lol
Edited by liamstears - 4/16/11 at 10:55am
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Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of putting the LCD there? What are you going to run on it?

EDIT: It would help if I zoomed in to the second picture lol! Neat idea for sure. How did you get that to display? Are you running it off the GPU as a second screen or something?
     
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Interesting. But I think you should change the color scheme on the lcd, maybe to fit the case colors more? like a black background instead of white and bright red text or something.
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Just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of putting the LCD there? What are you going to run on it?

EDIT: It would help if I zoomed in to the second picture lol! Neat idea for sure. How did you get that to display? Are you running it off the GPU as a second screen or something?
It runs of my gpu by vga and I use samurize to display all the info, when usikng winamp I even get a visualization pop up in the middle :-P

Quote:
Originally Posted by kyle7412 View Post
Interesting. But I think you should change the color scheme on the lcd, maybe to fit the case colors more? like a black background instead of white and bright red text or something.
Well I actually use my dell axim (as infrared remote) to change the brightness and contrast to give me a night like change if I want it but for day to day I prefer it white as it stand out more. See attached pic.

Keep the comments coming guys! :-D

Edited by liamstears - 4/16/11 at 11:35am
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Check out my quick video showing the lcd and my rgb leds:

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