Originally Posted by Nomadskid
I love the idea of the masking. It's what I planned to do when I was going to beige mod except I planned to do an Nvidia green under the black
That would look awesome.
Did a bit of sanding today on the bumpout panel. I'll upload photos in a bit when I get them off my phone. Overall, the satin paint is really
showing the imperfections, and I'm not happy with that. I've found that the glazing putty, which is slightly thicker than toothpaste, is too thick to get a smooth spread on the smaller imperfections, and the filler primer wasn't thick enough to spread into the small pinholes and such.
There's apparently a thing called skim coat
that is thinner than glazing putty that you can use, but it's speciality automotive stuff and quite expensive.
The alternative is lots of: Paint, Sand, Buff, Spot Fill, Paint, Sand, Buff, Spot Fill, repeat until satisfied. Argh.
In the meantime, here are a few goodies I ordered for the case:
SilverStone 120mm Fan Filter with Grill for the new top radiator hole.
5.25" PC Media Dashboard Front Panel All-in-1 with Card Reader, USB, Audio, SATA, eSATA, and IDE. This will provide the front panel jacks that the case is currently missing.
A larger 22mm button for the power switch. Having both the power and reset be the smaller 16mm version turned out to be a bit confusing to me.
Carbon fiber-look vinyl wrap. Going to use this for the internal shields/panels.
Also picked up some grommet hole/window edging. Both solid wall and slotted wall. Going to look at cleaning up the look of the holes with this.