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Has anyone had any success changing the green Geforce logo to another colour? By the looks of the coating it's painted on, just want to get an idea of my options before I start pulling the card apart.

The card is in a black and red tower with white lighting and the green is very much out of place. You can see the build here.

Any info appreciated!

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It's not really blue at all, just the phone pic and poor lighting make it look that way.

Tools required:

Allen keys: 1.5mm and 2mm
Small Philips head screwdriver
Fine sandpaper (I used 400 grit)
Flat sanding block (I used a faulty iPhone screen, hahaha)
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OK yesterday we disassembled the card enough to get the logo section out, pretty much only had to remove dress panels - the heatsink remains untouched.

The panel itself is a LED backlit white-ish rubber, with black paint over most of it and green paint for the GEFORCE GTX logo. I'm going to experiment with a couple of different ways to remove the green without disturbing too much of the black. Photos to come later on.
 

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Tried doing this a good while back in my build log. As far as I can see, the rubber isn't painted, but dyed with UV dye. I have pics of the logo taken all the way down, as I was trying to get it to be red instead.





 
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Just for you guys I'll put some disassembly pics up now
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The build itself can be found here.

Paint vs dye: whatever it is, it scratches off the surface of the rubber
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Oh does it now.. I didn't want to try for fear of doing something I couldn't take back. Looks like red titan is a go again.

Bloody excellent.
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Woah bro, put a NSFW spoiler on that..
 

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Hahaha thanks guys - yeah trust me to jump into the deep end with something I've no idea about... and possibly void warranty on a $1250 card! Although I think Palit would probably still honour it since the heatsink hasn't been removed at all.

Seriously though I'm pretty determined to end up with a good result here so it's going to get some brainstorming!
 

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I'd say scratch the green off the surface with a razor blade, then dunk the the logo face down into some food dye

Or paint the logo with uv reactive paint and find a blacklight

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Careful sanding seems to be a good way to go about it......







Now to test it and see what sort of colour comes through - if it's white enough I'll probably leave it be, if not I'll look at coating it in .... something red. Or white. I'm not sure yet.
 

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Outstanding work.... If I wasn't at the office redoing all out network wiring, I'd be trying the same.

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Thanks.

The green was never going to cut it for this build. Worst comes to worst it's getting hand painted red or white and the LED left disconnected if it looks bad with it on.

Either way better than green in a red build!
 

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Im thinking of doing something similar, does anyone know the type of screw drivers required to take apart the shrouds?
 

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Woah looks promising! Cant wait for updates !
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You are going to need as smallish Phillips, and if memory serves, a 1.5mm and 2mm hex head. (Might be 2 and 2.5, really can't recall) One thing to look out for, is the two small screws in the black fairing next to the ports. Its safer to assume you will strip them than not.
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Im thinking of doing something similar, does anyone know the type of screw drivers required to take apart the shrouds?
I believe I used a #6 torx screwdriver to install my ACX cooler which completely removed the lame green.
Might disassemble my logo from the stock cooler, re-color and use somewhere else.
 

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Im thinking of doing something similar, does anyone know the type of screw drivers required to take apart the shrouds?
I believe I used a #6 torx screwdriver to install my ACX cooler which completely removed the lame green.
Might disassemble my logo from the stock cooler, re-color and use somewhere else.
Yes #6 for the back part but for the shroud I would need something more specific so I can at least save a few $ and just buy the specific screw driver types. Kits costs a lot of money in where I live.
 
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