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Case Mod - In Progress AppleCoreDuo

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cyprio, 2 Dec 2006.

  1. Guest-23315

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    Spary painting not powder coating right?
     
  2. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Yeah. I couldnt powder coat as i was afraid the materials i used on the case wouldnt stand up to the oven temps.

    I used these paints:

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  3. ComputerKing

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    WOW! From were they get them? mean big store like ACE or things like that? I should get that black for sure :D

    Thanks and Good luck.
     
  4. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    I actually got them off ebay! :) I think it was a car workshop store.
     
  5. stevehp

    stevehp What's a Dremel?

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    Looks nice however I'm not sure the 80mm grill fits in looks a little outa place, but it's not my case and not my decison mod away it's coming together nicely.
     
  6. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    this is sooo good! :rock: great work dude.
     
  7. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    I know exactly what you mean stevehp - been thinking its a bit too big and 'clunky' for the case's minimal look. I will be looking into alternatives. :)

    ps thanks for whoever voted and made this a 5 star log for the first time! :D
     
  8. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    I applied another 2 coats of paint to the cage today - the last i think. 4 should be enough. Will now leave them to cure and then think about polishing. I wont post pics of the case again though as you have already seen it black! :)

    What i did in the mean time though was try out some abrasive liquid i got my hands on. I wanted to try it out on a small component and what better piece than the door release latch. :)


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    I forgot to take a "before pic" :duh: but here is the result. :D


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    And resting in the back of the case:


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    Also dug out the Lian Li fan grill:


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    Hmm. Still not 100% sure about this one either. I might have to make my own!


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  9. Dira

    Dira What's a Dremel?

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    sorry for drooling on your case mate...
     
  10. Teyber

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    agreed dira.

    Amazing. Yeah make your own fan grill, that would be sweet
    great update
     
  11. DoOb's

    DoOb's Overclocker/Modder

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    DAM yes same here, Cyprio amazing work, i am in love with this case.

    This case is looking mentally insanely awesome
     
  12. Dean MF

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    Oh this looks awesome man!!
     
  13. stevehp

    stevehp What's a Dremel?

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    The grill surely does fit the theme better, but I agree with the others a custom made grill would be a better choice.
     
  14. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    No drooling till it's clearcoated please. :) Thanks for the feedback though!

    The theme is black with aluminium on the inside so i think i will sand down the grill and see what that looks like. Maybe adding a thicker circle of metal to surround this. I was planning a similar 'inner' surrounding for the PSU socket.
     
  15. bumfluff

    bumfluff What's a Dremel?

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    Hey Cyprio, really nice stuff, lovely work. Might I suggest MNPCTech Round Modder's Mesh for the fan grill, as I think the hole spacing is very similar to that of the aluminium on the case adn it can also be got from coolercases.co.uk now aswell.
     
  16. Multiplectic

    Multiplectic His Stigness

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    Cyp, great work so far. :thumb:

    I love the black/alu combo. I'd leave the interiors (and cage) fully black, and the outer shell bare alu.
    Maybe you could engrave something on the panel where the old Apple logo used to be. ;)

    Keep it up! I'm definitely suscribed.
     
  17. Brett89

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    This is YOUR case, not mine, but I just wanted to say/agree with others that the contrast of the inner mesh part, sorry for the abundance of technical terms, and the side panels and top thingys(there i go again) looks amazing. But, like I said, your case, whatever you do should turn out to be awesome though, because you put the time in for it, really you do.
     
  18. RonaldoR9

    RonaldoR9 What's a Dremel?

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    lovely aside from the etching are the other 3 spraypaint cans all the same ?? or is one a clear coat another a base and the last the black
    ?? thanks
     
  19. NZ_mod_man

    NZ_mod_man What's a Dremel?

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    Nice job. I love polished alu.

    Mod on. :rock:
     
  20. ComputerKing

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    WOW Just WOW, OMG! WOW.
     

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