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Im painting a couple of fans and i also wanted to paint the frame. How do i get the motor out of the frame? I have a fan to practice this on but i cant seem to figure out a way to do it... Any help guys?
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Just cover the entire engine with masking tape, because 99% of the fan engines are "soldered" into the plastic frame.
    
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Crap... What about the wires?
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When I painted some, time ago, I used masking tape also. But I got a broken yate loon fan frame here, so I'll see what I find.
    
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Crap... What about the wires?
Might as well paint those too.
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I found no real way to get the engine out of the frame without destroying it lol...
    
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Im painting a couple of fans and i also wanted to paint the frame. How do i get the motor out of the frame? I have a fan to practice this on but i cant seem to figure out a way to do it... Any help guys?
Check out Ramsey77 Fan Painting Guide here on OCN. It may not apply exactly to what you are trying to do, but it should help get you started.
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I already painted the fin part. I guess green and black doesn't look that bad..
post #9 of 9
What you do for the wires is find some very thin masking tape and mask off the wires. After taking the motor magnet/blade assembly off, you cant remove the actual motor without damaging the fan, so you remove the blade/magnet assembly, mask off the motor and wires, use regular masking tape on the motor, and thin masking tape on the wires, and then proceed to paint said fan frame. Use multiple thin coats of paint til it looks good, then let dry, remove the masking tape, reassemble fan, and its ready for work.
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