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Modding ATI 5850 mod

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Carper, 19 Sep 2010.

  1. Carper

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    ok guys so i have a asus ati 5850. It looks like this[​IMG]

    basically i have a blue themed computer and would like to mod the red on the card to a blue colour. is this possible? I'm thinking of removing the red plastic (not sure on how that is done) Then just spraying it blue. Would i need some special paint to do this? Thanks
     
  2. sakzzz

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    Yes it is possible, the only issue is u seem quite new to modding, which could drastically affect results. Anyways, U gotta remove screws at the back to remove the top shroud-disconnect the fan plug from the header on the pcb. Once you have that, check if the black bits can be separated else you havta mask them for painting.
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    I would suggest reading guides and other work logs on spraying plastic bits (Amazingly informative here on bit-tech). In short, plastic primer as the base, with a coat of blue color and finally a coat of clear. Thats the gist of it. I would suggest practicing on unused panels and case fans first.
     
  3. smashie

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    Personally I would go for Vinyl Dye rather than paint.
     
  4. Carper

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    i guess that would void the warranty if i removed the case of it though maybe it would be better if i just kept it on and painted the red bits on it?
     
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    Or just used some double-sided tape to slap blue pieces of acryl or something that fit the theme.
     
  6. Wing Zero

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    since there's not a lot of red to cover, you could hand brush some blue paint onto it. Tamiya brand paints (i'd reccomend X-13 metalic blue, looks awesome. shake it well) takes to plastic well without the need for primer coats (from my own experience, YMMV).
     
  7. Carper

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    this might be the best thing for me to do as i have done a bit of modeling in my time so the result should be ok. You got a picture of what the colour turns out like? found it here for quite cheap.
     
  8. Wing Zero

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    it's a custom Transformers figure i did a few years ago, so you'll have to settle for this old picture, but all the blue parts was the Tamiya paint
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  9. Carper

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    Looks really good thanks for the help
     

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